Supporting Father Involvement
C.O.P.E. Family Support Center believes most fathers want to be positively involved in their children’s lives. Our service model is based on this assumption and on how the dynamics of family relationships relate to father involvement, as supported by numerous research studies. Each of our group meetings will emphasize various aspects of family life, including improving access to the quality of your relationship with children.
Discussion will Include
● Strategies for coping with stress in your work and personal life.
●· Proven co-parenting and conflict resolution skills.
●· Ways to improve self-confidence and reduce depression and anxiety.
●· Parenting techniques for all ages and stages- from toddlers to teenagers.
●· Breaking the cycle of difficult parent-child relationships – gain an understanding of past generational patterns to create more positive parenting relationships.
●· How to navigate the family courts and child support system to improve access to your children.
The Supporting Father Involvement Program – Why we provide it
C.O.P.E. has been delivering the Supporting Father Involvement program since 2015, when it launched the program to meet the vastly underserved needs of separated fathers who were struggling to connect with their children. Here are the reasons why we chose the Supporting Father Involvement program.
Evidence-Based Program – it has documented success in fostering father engagement, backed by 20+ years of research study data.
Power of the Group – in our years of experience serving families, we learned how the power of group settings – from parent education classes to support group meetings – can create conditions for positive change.
Safe Spaces – parents are given the opportunity to address rarely discussed issues in a safe space, which serves to reduce feelings of personal distress — depression, anxiety, embarrassment and anger.
Qualified Group Leaders – our group leaders have professional experience leading family relationship discussion groups, and are carefully trained and supervised in their first year of leading a Supporting Father Involvement class series.
Meeting fathers where they are – the course content supports input and feedback from parents themselves, and is a major reason why this program has been successful in benefitting fathers across multiple socioeconomic groups.