FATHERHOOD Non-Custodial Dads
FatherTopics™ Collection for Non-Custodial Dads
- 1 hr1 hour
- 100 US dollars$100
Using the NFI FatherTopics™ Collection for Non-Custodial Dads C.A.T.C.H. would facilitate five sessions (Mobile or Location Based) that provide non-custodial/custodial fathers with information on and the ability to explore their knowledge, attitudes, emotions, and behavior on the following topics that are critical to their success as fathers: • Workforce Readiness: This session provides fathers with information about the importance of being gainfully employed and emphasizes the balance needed to handle the demands of employment and parenting. Fathers meet a local career or workforce readiness expert and discuss the issues and challenges related to finding and maintaining employment. •Rights and Responsibilities: This session helps fathers to understand their legal rights as fathers and, specifically, their rights as non-custodial parents. Fathers learn to appreciate their parental responsibilities from a moral, legal, financial, emotional, and holistic perspective. • Visitation: This session focuses on the purpose and goals of fathers’ visits with their children, what the fathers should look for to evaluate the success of visits, and what the fathers can do to have successful visits with their children. • Child Support: This session helps fathers to better understand the importance of providing child support. They learn what this type of support means for their children and for their selfidentification as a father. This session emphasizes the value of all types of support given by a father (e.g. financial, emotional, and physical). Fathers meet a local child support expert/ representative and learn about child support enforcement and how to navigate the child support system. • Money Management: This session helps fathers to understand the costs associated with raising a child. Dads learn how to access and best use/leverage government assistance (e.g.Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)—[formerly known as food stamps], and Medicaid) as a means to provide for their children now and in the future and as temporary assistance during times of unemployment or underemployment. A money management expert discusses with fathers the value of creating and maintaining a budget and planning for their children’s future. Fathers also have the opportunity to complete a budget as a way to become a better money manager and provider for their children.
1919 Commerce Drive, Suite 480, Hampton, Virginia 23666 USA