WHAT MAKES STRONG FATHERS DIFFERENT?
No one can deny the importance of fathers in their children's lives. Recognition of this means that many programs exist to provide education to fathers. Programs for men who've used violence are also prevalent. Strong Fathers is the only program that combines parenting education with information and skills fathers need to end the cycle of violence for their children and for generations to come.
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 practice new ways of partnering and parenting that can stop the cycle of violence for their children and for generations to come. All of this is provided in an environment of healing, support, and growth, not shame, blame, or criticism.