|Allegheny County DHS - Office of Children, Youth and Families - Fatherhood Engagement||Offers programs that are designed specifically for men to support their role as a father. Fatherhood Engagement Specialists work out of each regional office.||Allegheny||Office of Children, Youth and Families||Allegheny County Department of Human Services|
|ARIN Intermediate Unit 28 ELECT Fatherhood Initiative||A free program for teen fathers that focuses on the role of the father, anger management/conflict resolution, mentoring, parent education, and child development. Helps participants to earn a diploma or GED certificate and transition to employment or higher education.||Indiana||ELECT Fatherhood Initiative||ARIN Intermediate Unit 28|
|CenClear Fatherhood Initiative - Education||Provides classes, workshops or other educational opportunities for parents or potential parents who want to acquire the knowledge and skills to be effective in their parenting role.
||Clearfield||CenClear Fatherhood Initiative||CenClear|
|Center for Innovative Training and Education - Fatherhood Initiative Program||Helps custodial and non-custodial fathers 18+ with no HS diploma/GED in getting a job, with the goal of enabling them to actively participate in the care and raising of their children. Offers GED preparation, job readiness, training and placement, computer skills, mentoring, and transportation and clothing assistance.||Philadelphia||Center for Innovative Training and Education - Philadelphia; Center City||Center for Innovative Training and Education|
|Lancaster Family Center - Promoting Responsible Fatherhood||Services provided by the Initiative include:
- A media campaign in cooperation with the National Fatherhood Initiative with the message that fathers involvement with their children is important
- Case management for fathers and their families
- Programming including:
1) "Foundations of Fatherhood", a 12-week educational support group that covers all areas of fathering, from self-image to anger management to spiritual leadership. Fathers are encouraged to share from experience as they identify with one another's problems and triumphs.
2) "Long Distance Dads", a class for incarcerated fathers, similar to "Foundations of Fatherhood."
3) "Five Love Languages", a video series on developing effective communication with partner and children.
4) Dads in Training (DIT): Promotes fatherhood responsibility to young fathers; provides case management and educational support groups.
The Initiative partners with other agencies and organizations to provide services to all Lancaster County fathers and will establish new programs as necessary.||Lancaster||Lancaster Family Center||Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County|
|National Fatherhood Initiative||National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI) was founded in1994 to lead a society-wide movement to confront the problem of father absence. NFI's mission is to improve the well-being of children by increasing the proportion of children growing up with involved, responsible and committed fathers. Mission is accomplished by:
-Educating and inspiring all Americans, especially fathers, through public awareness campaigns, research and other resources
-Equipping fathers and developing leaders of national, state and community fatherhood initiatives through curricula, training and technical assistance
-Engaging strategic partnerships and alliances in every sector of society||National Fatherhood Initiative||National Fatherhood Initiative|
|Phoenixville Communities That Care - Foundations of Fatherhood Program||Foundations of Fatherhood Program is 12 week workshop utilzing a character basic curriculum to educate, support and counsel fathers from the Phoenixville community.
This workshop utilizes a lead discussion format and covers topics such as:
- Dealing with Anger
- Developing close realtionships with your children
- Defining you values and character||Chester||*Main Site (Phoenixville Communities That Care)||Phoenixville Communities That Care|
|Private Industry Council of Westmoreland Fayette - Dads Matter - Lemont Furnace||Supports fathers and in the fathering role. Training areas include: Workforce and On-The-Job/Training Opportunities, Fathering & Family Roles, Budgeting & Money Management, Self-Awareness & Caring for Self and Relationship Skills. Numerous strategies are utilized to keep DADS engaged and motivated by providing money for every session attended, family outings, certificates & certifications, and information & referrals.||Westmoreland||Dads Matter||Private Industry Council of Westmoreland Fayette|
|Private Industry Council of Westmoreland Fayette - Dads Matter - Monessen||Supports fathers and in the fathering role. Training areas include: Workforce and On-The-Job/Training Opportunities, Fathering & Family Roles, Budgeting & Money Management, Self-Awareness & Caring for Self and Relationship Skills. Numerous strategies are utilized to keep DADS engaged and motivated by providing money for every session attended, family outings, certificates & certifications, and information & referrals.||Westmoreland||Dads Matter||Private Industry Council of Westmoreland Fayette|
|SpiriTrust Lutheran ® Domestic Abuse Solutions||SpiriTrust Lutheran® Domestic Abuse Solutions offers alternatives to domestic abuse by providing the opportunity, information and skills training needed to help individuals who have used violence or abuse begin to live non-violently.
A group learning process is used in all four educational programs. Although it is not therapy, the process is therapeutic and fosters personal growth for those who have been abusive, controlling or violent with an intimate partner or other family member. At any given time there are group members who are new, others who are nearly finished, and many at various in between stages.
SpiriTrust Lutheran Domestic Abuse Solutions assists the judicial system in verifying conformity with court orders and help ensure victim safety by tracking the compliance of special conditions within the Protection From Abuse (PFA) order.
SpiriTrust Lutheran Domestic Abuse Solutions performs Risk of Harm Evaluations as per sections 5329 & 5330 of the Pennsylvania domestic relations statute regarding child custody. The “risk of harm evaluation” is not a full custody assessment but can be a useful component for consideration in custody decisions.
•Domestic Abuse Solutions for Men: This program is for men who have used abuse in interpersonal relationships with current and/or former intimate partners. The curriculum is based on the program, Creating a Process of Change for Men Who Batter, from the Domestic Abuse Project in Duluth, Minnesota. The full curriculum requires 26 sessions and continues on a rotating basis with new men joining the groups each month.
•Intervention Services for Fathers: This program is for men who are actively parenting their or their partner’s children. The program focuses on the client’s intimate partner relationships and his father role in parenting children.
•Intervention Services for Women Choosing Non-Violence: This program is for women who have used abuse in interpersonal relationships. The 16-week program seeks to provide healthy empowerment and accountability for women and justice for the community.
Intervention Services Passages: For young men who have been abusive in domestic and dating relationship.
•Domestic Abuse Solutions for Anger Management: This program centers around coping methods and accountability for those who have used violence outside of intimate relationships. Referrals are accepted from social workers, judges, attorneys, parole agents, probation officers and clergy, as well as self-referred individuals
||York||Community Outreach Services, Lutheran Social Services||SpiriTrust Lutheran|
|Tioga County Department of Human Services - Promoting Responsible Fatherhood (PRF)||The Promoting Responsible Fatherhood (PRF) program targets fathers who are receiving Children and Youth Services in Tioga County. Teaches fathers the following: appropriate parenting skills to include non-physical modes of discipline; how to manage anger and resolve conflicts; how to use teamwork within the family to accomplish goals and how to resolve issues involving their work and their community. The PRF program uses a combination of resources including the “Nurturing Father’s Program.”||Tioga||Tioga County Department of Human Services - Community Outreach Residential (CORe)||Tioga County Department of Human Services|