Dedicated Dads Program
The Dedicated Dads Program mission is to promote responsible, committed fatherhood by educating dads in child development and strong relationships, thus training dads to better their socio-economic status, and challenging them to become positive forces within their family and community. In addition, the Dedicated Dads Program will seek to create a support group for fathers which will allow them to promote a positive identity as a man, emphasize the importance of being a father, accept responsibility for their children, enhance their parenting skills, and increase their ability to become more self-sufficient by promoting self-awareness.
What Can Dedicated Dads Do For You?
Children with involved, loving fathers are more likley to do well in school, have healthy self-esteem, exhibit empathy and pro-social behavior, and avoid high risk behavior compare to children who have uninvolved fathers.-Author Unknown
Curriculum & Peer Support Groups
Dedicated Dads offers peer and curriculum support groups where dads discuss important topics concerning fatherhood, and also have the opportunity to connect with other dads. Session topics include:
Effective Decision Making
Fatherhood & Parenting Skills
Child Support Counseling
Men's Health Counseling
Dedicated Dads (Dad 101)
Covers the rational reasoning in regards to using the facts and figures that will increase the chances of the desired outcome of an accepted behavior.
Covers enhancing the skills that encourage acceptable parenting techniques by offering tips that help deal with the demands of being a parent.
Covers networking with employment agencies in a professional manner and developing the leadership skills necessary to obtain employment.
Covers the importance of paying child support and the laws and guidelines that are enforced.
Covers the importance of male physical examinations, refusal of substance abuse, and maintaining acceptable hygiene.
Covers obtaining an identification card, life skills, money management, anger management, child care assistance, legal matters, and domestic abuse counseling.
Job Readiness Assistance
Through one-on-one case management and curriculum groups, Dads are afforded the opportunity to gain valuable experience in becoming more proactive. Dedicated Dads helps dads to enhance their job skills and improve their socio-economic status.
Seminar topics include:
Interviewing for a Job
Communication & Assertiveness
Dad Support Services
In addition to the services listed above, which is considered the cornerstone of the Dedicated Dads Program, the following services are supplementary services the program offers to further assist dads:
Life Skills Training
GED Preparation Referral
Child Support Assistance
Job Placement Assistance
Case Management Services