Dad2Dad is what we call our fathering program. It is a one-on-one coaching experience in which a seasoned dad is paired with a new or soon-to-be dad. Imagine having a personal coach to meet with regularly or to call when you have a question, are feeling stressed out, or need tools for being a better father, and you are imagining exactly what Dad2Dad is all about!
Children need fathers. Fathers need role models. Many men grew up without a father in the home and then feel lost and ill-equipped to parent effectively when they become dads themselves. They need confidence and skills to break the cycle of fatherlessness and become the dads their child needs, 24/7
Dad2Dad offers a proven curriculum that a dad and coach go through together, at their own pace. “24/7 Dad”, developed by the National Fatherhood Initiative, teaches basic fathering skills such as how to be fair and loving; having fun; maintaining a healthy work/play balance; and developing character (both in the child and in the dad). Exploring relationships and how to strengthen the bond between the dad and mom and also covered.
The Next Step
First Step’s Volunteer Coaches are trained and available to any men interested in participating in our Dad2Dad program. Call or stop by to schedule your first meeting with one of our coaches and begin the process of becoming a great 24/7 dad!