Maddox has been back home with us since Nov. 2nd. It's been a long year, but God has done amazing work in our lives. Thank you. You are a blessing in my life as well. --A FOCUS for Fathers Graduate
FOCUS helps fathers maximize their positive influence in the lives of their children. NewDay works to increase responsible father involvement in the lives of their children. Participants are referred from the Child Support Courts, Child Protective Services, and various other public and private entities. The centerpiece of the program is the 10-week, FOCUS curriculum for Fathers. There are three goals of the program:
Benefit children by increasing fathers' emotional and financial support
Strengthen co-parenting relationships
Promote fathers' parenting skills (i.e. decision making, conflict resolution, and communication skills)
Evaluating FOCUS for Fathers In 2015, NewDay was evaluated by CPS comparing 35 fathers that had graduated from FOCUS for Fathers to 30 FOCUS for Fathers non-graduates/non-attendees. The results follow:
Fathers were 3X less likely to have a Termination of Parental rights (TPR) when graduating from FOCUS for Fathers.
Mothers were 2.8X less likely to have a TPR when the father graduated from FOCUS.
Fathers were 4.5X less likely to relinquish their rights when they graduated from FOCUS.
Mothers were 2.3X less likely to relinquish their parental rights when the fathers graduated from FOCUS.
FOCUS for Father graduates were 24% more likely to participate in reunification.
FOCUS for Father graduates were 3.5X more likely to be the final placement.
NewDay services for children and families 6816 Camp bowie blvd w., ste 112, fort worth, tx 76116