Mindful Fathering® - Yorktown Family Services

Mindful Fathering®


General Information




For fathers who have children and youth of various ages


Pre-interview and intake is required prior to starting group

Next Session Dates:

Virtual Group starts February 4th, 2021.

Sessions Per Year:

Twice a year in September and February. Mindful Fathering is a closed group and is delivered 28 weeks of the year.

Service Duration:

Each series is 14 weeks in duration and is delivered twice a year.

Languages offered:



Thursday evenings from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm


2010 Eglinton Avenue West, Suite 300
York, ON M6E 2K3

Please note that Mindful Fathering is being offered through a virtual group during COVID.


Karen Blake
416-394-2424 Ext:228

Official Website for Mindful Fathering®:


Mindful Fathering®

Mindful Fathering is a 14 week, evidence-informed, psycho-educational group program designed to reduce harm and promote mental health by working with fathers who have exposed their children to domestic violence. A growing problem—with high rates reported, investigated and validated—children exposed to domestic violence are at increased risk, immediately and over the life course, for depression, anxiety, social withdrawal, impaired affect regulation, aggression problems, and insecure attachment and trauma effects. Mindful fathering aims to reduce children’s exposure to intimate partner violence; reduce the risk maltreatment, thus increasing children’s safety and diverting families from further child welfare involvement; promote children’s mental health through healthier parenting practices; improved co-parenting relationships; promote healthier relationships fathers and their children.

Feel free to visit our Official Mindful Fathering® Website for more information.

If you are a service provider and would like to learn more about training opportunities and how to offer Mindful Fathering at your organization, please visit our Mindful Fathering® Official Web Page for Industry Professionals.

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Mindful Fathering is now being offered virtually. Our next virtual group session will start on February 4th, 2021. For more information and to find out how to register, please contact Karen Blake at 416-394-2424 ext 228 or by email at karenblake@yorktownfamilyservices.com, or Ena Burbano at 416-394-2424 ext 224, or by email at ena.burbano@yorktownfamilyservices.com.

To download the Mindful Fathering Flyer, click below:

Mindful Fathering Winter 2021

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Please note that Yorktown's  Rapid Access Counselling service will be closed on Thursday, December 3,  2021 at 3 p.m.
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