24/7 Dad

 

The Office on Youth is excited to announce a new class offered, 24/7 Dad, an evidence-based program from the National Fatherhood Initiative!  This is a program for dads, and taught by dads.  This “flagship fatherhood curriculum is used by thousands of organizations across the country to train fathers to be involved, responsible, and committed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.”

The program is well-rounded, included lessons in child development, communication, discipline, family history, men’s health, co-parenting, and more!

Become a 24/7 dad!

Dirk father of two young children and previously incarcerated:  Dirk, an inmate at Middle River Regional Jail participated in the Office on Youth’s 27/7 Dad class.  24/7 Dad is an evidence-based program from the National Fatherhood Initiative that teaches men the characteristics they need to be a good father.  The program is well-rounded, included lessons in child development, the father’s role, communication, discipline, family history, men’s health, co-parenting, and more.

 

During class, he was a quiet guy but when he added to the conversation it was valuable.  Before his incarceration he had been a part of a white supremist gang.  He was raised by a father that subscribed to those beliefs, and he had followed in his father’s footsteps.  It was during this 12 session class that Dirk realized how he was living influenced his two young children and the impact his lifestyle had and would have on his children’s future.  He didn’t want his children to be raised like he had; he wanted something better for them.  During 24/7 Dads, he made the decision to leave the gang which meant he chose to get ‘beat out.’  The class instructor had clearly noticed the man’s bruised face and body.

 

When Dirk was released from jail, he turned his back on his past and began to live in a way that his children could be proud of him.  Dirk secured a part-time job but will soon be going into full-time work because of his astounding job performance.  Dirk chose to participate in a second parenting class through the Office on Youth, Active Parenting.  Active Parenting is a more generalized parenting class that covers topics such as how to deal with tantrums, encouraging school success, and non-violent forms of discipline.  Since being released, Dirk has been able to gain full custody of his two young children.  Dirk said, “The class at Middle River Regional Jail was a changing point in my life.”

How It Works

 

Class will be in the evenings, often with male facilitators.  Locations vary.  Pre-registration required.
Register below or call 540-942-6757.

Who Should Participate

 

Anyone is welcome to enroll in 24/7 Dad.

Referrals are also accepted through FAPT, Valley Community Services Board, court services, school guidance counselors, therapists, preschool directors, pediatricians and family doctors.

Price

 

Fee is $75, however fees are also offered on a sliding scale.

More Information

 

Click here to obtain additional information about this program.

 

 

Class Registration Form



PARENT/GUARDIAN INFORMATION


CO-PARENT


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CHILD’S NAME


EMERGENCY CONTACT
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