The Caring Dads program focuses on helping men recognize attitudes, beliefs, and behaviours that support healthy father-child relationships, develop skills for interacting with children in healthy ways, and recognize the impact on children of controlling, intimidating, abusive and neglectful actions including witnessing domestic violence.
Through 17 weekly sessions fathers will:
- develop skills to cope in healthy ways with frustrating situations;
- understand how different fathering strategies and choices affect children;
- increase their awareness of controlling, abusive, and neglectful attitudes and behaviours;
- be provided with strategies to strengthen the father-child relationship.