Strength Training is a successive ten week group course for fathers to build their capacity to be better fathers. In many instances these men or their families have been through trauma (divorce, CPS intervention, other stressful events) and are looking to set the future course for their families. While this course can work with any father in any situation, it is particularly built for fathers who are working on overcoming personal and environmental challenges.
Strength Training comes with all of the instructions, facilitator notes and scripts, and reproducible weekly materials that makes it effective and economical with nothing more to buy. Ever.
The Overall Goals of Strength Training
1. To benefit children by increasing their fathers’ emotional & financial support
The program strives to increase the men’s emotional connection to their children, which in turn increases their motivation and resolve to take care of their children financially.
2. To strengthen co-parenting relationships
Many Strength Training participants may have experienced the dissolution of their relationship with the mother of their children. The goal is to help the men see that an amicable, low-conflict relationship with the child’s mother leads to positive outcomes for the child, regardless of their relationship status.
3. To promote fathers’ parenting skills
Many Strength Training participants were fatherless as children and are at a loss as to how to father their children. Because of the trauma and isolation of being away from their children, they also lack opportunities to develop solid parenting skills. The goal is to prepare men to learn more about parenting after they resolve some of the issues that have hindered them for parenting well in the past.