The Fathering Initiative:
The program focuses on providing activities that encourage the involvement of a significant male role model in the child's life. They are given opportunities to attend planned activities such as a train ride, a movie night, Dinner with Dads (where “dads” actually cook the meals), simple repair projects such as repairing a fence, roto-tilling the garden, painting the porch, etc.) and many other activities.
Parenting Education Resources:
In an effort to provide access to resources that support the development of parenting skills and healthy family dynamics, and encourage reading activities with children in the home; a resource library has been established for parents so they can "check out" books or other resources (videos, books on tape) that might be of interest to them or have been recommended by staff to assist them. We will be hosting library-related workshops such as “How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk,” as well as offering shared activities, classes and events. The goal is to increase parents’ skills in recommended areas.