Fatherhood Foundations Programs

Fundamentals of Fatherhood

(For All Fathers)

Fundamentals of Fatherhood is for all fathers and is designed to forge a connection with fathers using familiar language and relatable examples common to any sports lover. The curriculum’s goal is to help any father become the best he can be using a combination of video material, facilitator-led group discussion, and engaging activities. Participants in a Fundamentals of Fatherhood workshop or training consider the following:

  •  Fundamentals of good coaching, similar to requisite traits for effective parenting
  • Identify and learn the values and goals associated with a winning season for a family
  • Defining the qualities of a “valuable” team leader
  • Increasing your fatherhood potential
  • Six positive ways a dad can impact his children
  • Ways a dad can build self-confidence in himself and his children
  • How dads can handle conflict and anger in their families
  • Building supportive relationships with others

Good Dads 2.0

(For At-Risk Fathers)

Good Dads 2.0 is a fatherhood development program for at-risk fathers (i.e. history of drug use, incarceration, and/or poverty).  This program incorporates builders, contractors, and tradesmen talking about the basics of constructing a strong and stable home as an analogy for the ways fathers can learn the skills to construct the kind of home that they want for themselves and their children.  This program modules include the following topics:

  •  Values
  • Labels & Manhood
  • Becoming Self-Sufficient
  • Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Stress & Anger Management
  • Decision-Making & Your Support Network
  • Managing as a Single Father
  • Fatherhood Today
  • Impacting Your Children
  • Understanding What Children Need
  • You & Your Child’s Self-Confidence
  • Helping Children Learn
  • Understanding the Child Support System
  • Moving Forward as a Good Dad

Within My Reach

(For All Fathers)

The program develops the following competencies:

  • The State of Relationships Today
  • Unhealthy Relationships
  • Sliding vs. Deciding
  • Smart Love
  • Knowing Yourself First
  • Making Your Own Decisions
  • Dangerous Patterns in Relationships

Within My Reach is based on up-to-date research in communication, conflict management, affect regulation, commitment, expectations, intimacy enhancement, emotional safety, and physical safety.

This course focuses on partner selection regarding important issues such as safety in relationships and the impact of one’s romantic life on one’s children.

The newly-revised curriculum is designed to help anyone, regardless of their goals or needs in romantic relationships, to develop useful skills in relationships that may benefit them more generally on the job, in the neighborhood, with children, with co-parents they are no longer involved with romantically, and with family.

  • Where Conflict Begins
  • Smart Communication
  • The Speaker Listener Technique
  • Infidelity, Distrust, & Forgiveness
  • Stepfamilies & Co-Parenting
  • Making the Tough Decisions
  • Reaching into Your Future

Within Our Reach - Prep 8.0

(For Couples)

The program is like Within My Reach, but designed for couples.  The program builds on the couple’s existing strengths and adds critical life and relationship skills to create safer, more stable unions that help heighten the quality of life for the individuals in that relationship, as well as their children. 

Topics include:

  • Fostering improved communication
  • Managing expectations 
  • Devoting themselves to mutual commitment and support

Trauma Healing

(For All Fathers)

Trauma Healing, developed by The American Bible Society and the Trauma Healing Institute, is for everyone who has had any level of trauma, abuse, or neglect.  The number of sessions can be modified depending on group needs.  

The program focuses on caring for different types of trauma, based on the Word of God and providing the best words of comfort for those grieving.  The questions of human suffering and strife are not easy answers.  However, the core principles of Trauma Healing – connection, basic listening skills, participatory learning, and empathy – provide a helpful framework for addressing diverse topics and situations.  Discussions are centered around compassion, curiosity, and grace.

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