A Positive Step
Currently offers services for fathers through our, Southernmost Fatherhood Initiative. APSMC is utilizing the evidence based, 24/7 DAD and Inside Out Dad curriculum. There will be 12 to 16 group sessions held either once or twice a week depending on schedules. Group size can be as small as 2 clients and a facilitator or as large as 10 clients with a facilitator and co-facilitator. APSMC staff can meet with dads individually to address personal issues. Staff can appear in court, submit written reports and attend staff meetings of referral sources, if needed.
Inside Out Dad
Inside Out Dad includes 12 core sessions along with 26 optional sessions tailored to fit the unique needs of fathers in or leaving correctional facilities. Re-entry into the outside world is a critical time for any inmate. It is a time of great stress that can involve both distress (i.e., “bad stress,” such as the fear of not finding a job) and eustress (i.e., “good stress” such as return to freedom). The primary challenges are employment, correctional supervision and reintegration into the family. Each of these challenges is critical and none of them stands alone. If a dad neglects one of these challenges for long enough, he will fail to re-enter society successfully. When a father is committed to increasing his involvement with his children and family despite the barriers of incarceration his behavior patterns improve and chances of recidivism are reduced.
24/7 Dad Responsible
The 24/7 Dad program focuses on characteristics that every father needs and covers the universal aspects of fatherhood so men of all cultures, race, religions and backgrounds can benefit from the program. Men will hone their fathering skills as they learn about the important roles that they have with their children and in their family.
Male Responsibility Training
This training targets teens, young adults and men from different walks of life; connecting, equipping and empowering them through group activities, presentations and educational materials. It teaches the essential character traits like: respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, and honesty to draw out their true masculinity, improve self-worth and decrease destructive habits and behaviors.
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