Mindful Fathering®

General Information

Fees:

Free

Eligibility:

For fathers who have children and youth of various ages

Referral:

Pre-interview and intake is required prior to starting group

Next Session Dates:

Ongoing

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:

English

Hours:

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

Contact:

Karen Blake
416-394-2424 Ext:228
karenblake@yorktownfamilyservices.com

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.

Dinner, TTC fare and childcare is offered on request.

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