Reconnecting Fathers with Their Children
Fatherhood is an essential component of our family structure. Therefore, we teach and discuss, mentor and motivate men to become responsible fathers. Our aim is to improve the well-being of children by getting fathers to financially support and actively participate in raising their children.
Fatherlessness transcends economic, social, and racial barriers. And there is no particular group that is immune to the problem. We have several programs that will enable fathers (including teenage fathers) to first understand their role, and then help them to overcome the barriers that prevent them from being actively involved with their children.
In many cases it may be necessary for the contact between a non-custodial parent and one or more children to be in the presence of a third person responsible for observing and seeking to ensure the safety of those involved. We provide a safe place for parents to meet with their children.
Fresh Start for Young Dads
Fresh Start is a 10-week parenting program. The primary focus is teenage fathers, but fathers age 21 and under will be accepted into the program. The Fresh Start Program will help young men develop confidence make the transition to fatherhood. We want them to be well aware of their rights and responsibilities to their child.
24/7 Dad® is run as a 12 session parenting course in a group setting, teaching men the characteristics they need to be good fathers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 24/7 Dad® has been shown to successfully change fathers’ attitudes, knowledge, and skills and is designed to equip fathers with the self-awareness, compassion, and sense of responsibility that every good parent needs.
Domestic Violence Education
Guard BIP is a 27-week Batterer Intervention program for men. Specifically serving Burlington, Camden, and Mercer Counties by referral only. The program uses the Creating a Process of Change for Men Who Batter Duluth Model curriculum, for helping men identify and change beliefs that support using violence.
Parent Place is a parent support group where parents help each other with family and life issues. It is not group therapy, it is guided discussions led by family advocates and parents helping parents work through difficulties. The sessions are FREE, and for men only.