Fathering for the Future

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Fathering for the Future – Dad’s Programming

Please Note – All of our Fathering for the Future – classes will be postponed until we can gather in person again.

If you would like to know more about the program, start the intake process, or learn more about resources and supports we can offer you, please call: Mike at 403-589-0559.

 

Being a Dad is not being a Mom.  It’s not being Mom’s helper. It’s not being the babysitter.

It’s not just being the biggest toy in the room.

Your role and your impact in your children’s lives is unique and can be one of the most powerful, influential experiences that will guide them in their future decision making and healthy sense of self.

Does that sound like a big deal?  It is.

Research has confirmed that dedicated father involvement is critical to the healthy development of children.  With increased father involvement out comes for children are:

  • Increased self esteem
  • Increased emotional well being and trusting relationships with other
  • Increased success in school
  • Fewer behavioural problems
  • Father’s need to feel confident stepping into this important role.

Whatever your family looks like, whether you are a teen father, have a new baby, live with the mother, or co-parent or single parent, have many children, have on child, see your child on weekends, or live with them, we have parenting programs and support that can help answer your questions and make the journey a lot more fun.

We have several different classes for dads to chose from:

Be a Great Dad – our 7 week conversation group that explores the 5 things that great dad’s do.

Caring Dads © is a 17-session parenting course combined with supportive one-on-one coaching for fathers at risk of domestic violence, with children from birth to 18 years old. Groups are interactive and fun with dinner supplied. Call 403.205.5194 for more information. This program requires an intake process for registration.

Papa Bears – an 8 week program of songs, rhymes, attachment and early literacy for dads and their children 1-3.

Family Resiliency – a home visitation option to assist fathers in understanding and responding to their child’s needs.  Call 403.205.5194 for more information. This program requires and intake process for registration.

Successful Young Parents – For young fathers, age 16-23 to connect with other young parents through a variety of activities including parent classes, family drop-in, field trips, basic needs.  Call 403.205.5194 for more information. This program requires an intake process for registration.

Father Drop-in play the last Saturday of every month at our Horizon Family Learning and Play Centre

Class full?
If the class you are interested in is full, please give us a call so that we can add you to a waiting list.

View our Course Calendar to register in one of Fathering for the Future Programs