What is Involved Males & Fathers?
The Involved Males & Fathers Program is part of CAA's Fatherhood Initiative and is designed to provide interactive activities for fathers, uncles, grandfathers or other men who are active in the life of Head Start children. Involved Males & Fathers is a sponsored program through the Head Start Parent Policy Council.The program focuses on involving men in the Head Start program with the understanding that children need both positive females and males in their lives.
Involved Males & Fathers gives involved men the support necessary to become stronger advocates. As males develop a better understanding of their role in the child’s life, they are able to promote healthy development in their child's self esteem and learning capabilities.
A few of the activities in our Head Start centers
-Donuts for Dads
-Lunch with Dads
-Wall of Frame
We also will be participating in activities such as:
-Give Back Cincinnati
-United Way- Community Day
Some of our meeting topics include:
- Dr. Dad (a training for first-time fathers)
- Becoming Self-Sufficient
- Dealing with Stress
- A Father's Influence on His Children
- Building Your Child's Self Esteem
- Helping Children Learn
- Coping as a Single Father
- Conflict Resolution
- Building a Father Friendly Environment