This week for the These Dads Are Doing It Right series I am showcasing a few dad groups that are helped by the 24:7 Dad programs. These programs are looking to assist dads and families, In addition, the NFI, National Fatherhood Initiative, supports these programs. If there are any other dads that you think we should check out leave their name and info in the comment section below.
24:7 Dad – Father2Child
Father2Child is a Free Court Approved 12-week program for fathers of all ethnicities, offering them new parenting techniques and skills, and encouraging them to improve their awareness of the importance of a father in the life of a child, to create stronger bonds with their children. It is a program from Mental Health America of San Diego County. To learn more check out the website.
Fatherhood FIRE promotes fathers as Family-focused, Interconnected, Resilient, and Essential in the lives of their children, families, community and society. Become a stronger parent, more engaged partner, and more prepared for employment and advancement opportunities in the job market. Secondly, Fatherhood FIRE involves three blended core program services and workshops to help you become the best father you can be. Check them out at their website.
Rookie Dads is a parenting workshop for new and expectant fathers. Participants learn skills that are essential for new parents all in a dad-friendly environment with other expectant fathers. At Rookie Dads, you’ll get hands-on experience diapering, swaddling, and feeding a baby. You’ll learn time-tested ways to soothe your baby and help them sleep. Therefore it will save you some stress! In addition, Rookie Dads participants receive a free diaper bag stuffed with supplies that new fathers need! You’ll be learning with other dads who can relate to what being an expectant father is like!
Fatherhood is MANdatory
A group of parents has put together a local organization called “Fatherhood is MANdatory” to mentor fathers in the Tampa Bay area. Socializing within the group involves regular fishing trips, but the connection is much deeper. “When you’re out there fishing, you’re casting, you’re catching fish, nothing else matters,” Ronnie Oats with “Fatherhood is MANdatory” explained. Not only have the kids seen a difference, but the dads have become better fathers to their kids.