Be A Great Dad
This unique program provides comprehensive parenting skills to men in caregiving roles— including fathers, stepfathers, foster parents and relative caregivers—using an innovative support group model. Get in touch by clicking the button below or reaching out at 213-260-7604 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Start Today
About the Program
Dr. Hershel Swinger created Project Fatherhood at Children’s Institute in 1996 to engage fathers in the care and upbringing of their children. Through support, parenting education and other services, fathers learn to be more loving, responsible parents and active participants in their children’s lives. After twenty-plus years, more than 15,000 fathers and 23,000 children across Los Angeles County have participated in the program.
Project Fatherhood helps fathers to be better parents through:
- Weekly Fatherhood group sessions.
- Education on building healthy relationships and parenting skills.
- Employment services and financial literacy workshops using the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Money Smarts for Adults.
- Fun events and activities to do with your children.
- Access to resources for your growing family, including groceries, baby items like diapers and car seats, gift cards and more.
At the heart of the program is the Men in Relationships Group (MIRG), which provides comprehensive support at no cost for fathers from diverse backgrounds.
Serving fathers of all kinds across South Los Angeles and surrounding communities:
EXPECTING FATHERS | NEW FATHERS | FATHERS WITH BLENDED FAMILIES | FATHERS OF YOUNG ADULTS
Project fatherhood taught to never give up on my children and to never let them down, no matter how rough life gets. I just love being a dad.
JESSIE, PROJECT FATHERHOOD PARTICIPANT
This week at CII
Classes & Activities
The Fatherhood Movement
Resources & Publications
Fatherhood: Insights and Perspectives from Leaders in the Movement
Fatherhood in a Social Context
Fathers, Fathers Everywhere - Not to Be Seen
The Inestimable Value of Responsible Fathering
The Fatherhood Movement
Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is a federal agency funding state, territory, local, and tribal organizations to provide family assistance (welfare), child support, child care, Head Start, child welfare, and other programs relating to children and families.
Bay Area Male Involvement Network
BAMIN’S Mission is to support increasing positive male involvement in the lives of children and families.
Center for Law and Social Policy
The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) is a national nonprofit that works to improve the lives of low-income people. CLASP’s mission is to improve the economic security, educational and workforce prospects, and family stability of low-income parents, children, and youth and to secure equal justice for all.
Researchers in the Fatherhood & Parenting Area investigate family relationships that influence a child’s development from birth through the transition to adulthood. We look at fatherhood and marriage to understand the ways in which they affect child well being. We also study and provide perspectives on family strengths.
CDF champions policies that will lift children out of poverty; protect them from abuse and neglect; and ensure their access to health care, quality education, and a moral and spiritual foundation.
Involved fathers provide practical support in raising children and serve as models for their development. Children with involved, loving fathers are significantly more likely to do well in school, have healthy self-esteem, exhibit empathy and pro-social behavior compared to children who have uninvolved fathers. Committed and responsible fathering during infancy and early childhood contributes emotional security, curiosity, and math and verbal skills.
(MRI) is a self-supporting research and service unit of the department of sociology at Morehouse College. Established in 1990, the MRI is a national clearinghouse of information about the more than 18 million African-American males in the United States. Our major thrust is research, publications and symposia to address the dearth of scholarship on issues affecting African-American men.
We believe every child needs a dad they can count on. Children thrive when they have an involved father—someone who loves them, knows them, guides them, and helps them achieve their destiny. At the National Center for Fathering, we inspire and equip men to be the involved fathers, grandfathers and father figures their children need. In response to the dramatic trend towards fatherlessness in America, Dr. Ken Canfield founded the nonprofit, scientific and education organization. The Center provides practical, research-based training and resources that equip men in virtually every fathering situation to be the involved fathers their children need.
National Head Start Association
A private not-for-profit membership organization dedicated exclusively to meeting the needs of Head Start children and their families. It represents more than 1 million children, 200,000 staff and 2,600 Head Start programs in the United States. NHSA offers a wide variety of services to its members and to the Head Start and Early Childhood Education communities.
U. S. Office of Child Support Enforcement Fathers Page
To assure that assistance in obtaining support (both financial and medical) is available to children through locating parents, establishing paternity and support obligations, and enforcing those obligations. (CSE) is a Federal/State/Tribal/local partnership to help families by promoting family self-sufficiency and child well being.