NewDay EFFECT Dads receive backpacks and school supplies for their children.
The Fatherhood: EFFECT (Educating Fathers for Empowering Children Tomorrow) Program is funded through a grant from the Department of Family and Protective Services, Prevention and Early Intervention Division and is a fatherhood program accepting participants on a self-referral or voluntary basis. For three years (2015-2019), the EFFECT grant will help NewDay strengthen fathers in Tarrant and Denton Counties. This program engages fathers using the nationally recognized 13-week life-skills curriculum, Nurturing Fathers. Goals of the Nurturing Fathers curriculum follow:
Increased empathy toward children's needs
Decreased belief in and use of corporal punishment
Decreased parent-child role-reversal
Realistic expectations of children's development
Strengthening attitudes about children's power and independence
Mentor-Navigation: a value added
NewDay uses Mentor-Navigators to work with fathers in the EFFECT Program. Mentor-Navigators provide more services than just facilitating the Nurturing Fathers classes. They are a dedicated point of contact to help fathers gain confidence by identifying personal and systemic barriers to their quality/quantity of parenting, economic stability, healthy relationships and community connections.
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