Participants in the Strong Fathers program will likely find that it's very different from other programs for men who've used violence in the home. Strong Fathers recognizes that participants' behavior in relationships is heavily influenced by their past, particularly the experiences they had when they were children. Participants in the Strong Fathers program feel welcomed, understood, and encouraged as they make changes in their behavior that benefit themselves and their families. Sessions help fathers explore their childhoods, learn about child development and the importance of safety in the home, and practice new ways of partnering and parenting that can stop the cycle of violence for their children and for generations to come.