Reconnecting Fathers with Their Children
Fatherhood is an essential component of our family structure. Therefore, we teach and motivate men to become responsible fathers. Our aim is to improve the well-being of children and families by helping fathers understand and establish healthy relationships.
We have several programs that will enable fathers to understand their role, become actively involved in nurturing their children, and understand the differences in unhealthy relationships based on power and control, and healthy relationships based on equality.
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.
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.
Reunification therapy can be ordered by the court or agreed upon by the parties by way of a Consent Order. Reunification therapy can be ordered for several reasons i.e., history of abuse (nonresidential parent), high conflict divorce or separation, a parent has been absent for a number of years, or if the child is apprehensive about meeting the nonresidential parent for the first time. In all cases, the purpose is to help repair or establish a relationship between the nonresidential parent and child.