Families Offering Children Unfailing Support FOCUS for Mothers
NewDay's FOCUS (Families Offering Children Unfailing Support) Programs for Mothers are designed to teach mothers how to become fully engaged in their children's lives. FOCUS for Mothers is about building key protective factors that enable children to thrive. FOCUS for Mothers rebuilds children’s lives by giving mothers the tools to rebuild their lives. The mothers eligible for the FOCUS for Mothers Program come through referrals from Child Welfare Courts and Child Protective Services, Criminal Courts, Child Support Courts, Domestic Violence Courts and Prostitution Courts.
NewDay anticipates serving at least 250 mothers in 2017
The FOCUS for Mothers Program is designed:
To teach mothers how to become fully engaged in a co-parenting system.
To increase understanding of a mother’s importance in the lives of her children.
To teach mothers how to remain under control in stressful situations.
To help mothers regain access to their children who might be in substitute care.
“Parenting class (FOCUS for Mothers) has made me learn a lot on how to value the ones I love. I have learned how to control my anger and my own attitude. I know that I must accept people for who they are, and stop trying to control others. I learned that my child is looking up to me to be the role model. I have to demonstrate the qualities that I want to pass on to my daughter. I am sorry for the bad choices I made, but I love my daughter so much. I hope that one day soon she will find it in her heart to forgive me.” A FOCUS for Mothers Program participant
NewDay services for children and families 6816 Camp bowie blvd w., ste 112, fort worth, tx 76116