Mindful Fathering®

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Mindful Fathering®

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September 20, 2018 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Developed by Yorktown Family Services, Mindful Fathering is a 14-week psycho-educational group program for fathers who have exposed their children, of any age, to intimate partner violence. Welcoming men of all backgrounds, orientations and cultures, this evidence-informed, early intervention program helps fathers learn to reduce harm, improve mental health, and make positive changes in their lives and their relationships with children and women.

Fathers:

  • develop a personal vision for change by identifying hopes for the future, setting goals, and working together to overcome barriers
  • explore personal narratives to see how the past affects the present
  • increase awareness of attitudes regarding masculinity and gender roles that contribute to partner abuse and child maltreatment
  • increase understanding of the impact of abuse on children and partners
  • increase responsibility for own behaviours, including abuse
  • learn effective ways of dealing with anger and aggression, including using mindfulness to help regulate emotions
  • increase knowledge about child development, attachment, and appropriate expectations
  • learn new skills in parenting, relationships
  • improve parent/child relationships, co-parenting relationships, relationships in general
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If you need any type of special support to participate or have access to our materials, please contact Mary Pomanti at 416-394-2424 ext. 222.
Support persons accompanying someone to our services are most welcome.

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