The Fathers Involved Now Program focuses on the issues and concerns that fathers of children with mental health and emotional concerns face daily, as well as providing avenues for a nurturing connection with their children.. In this program, a Family Support Partner works with fathers to access resources and negotiate the Mental Health, Educational, Juvenile Justice and Children Youth and Families systems. The Family Support Partner supports parents in giving them a voice and choice for their children through educating them on the systems and their rights to advocate for their children.
The program realizes that dads are a valuable part of the family and could benefit from the support of other fathers. The support group assists fathers in understanding the importance of becoming financially and emotionally involved in the daily rearing of their children. We also provide an opportunity for fathers to discuss, vent, and have a peer base support group to bounce their concerns, joys, and daily struggles. The primary goal of these services is to support the fathers in the least restrictive and most normal setting possible while ensuring the families remain linked to the services they have chosen.
FIN Supports Fathers in the Following Ways:
How Do I Get Referred To This Program?
What Happens After the Referral?
If you feel your voice and choice is not being heard or that those you are working with do not understand you, please give AFN a call and we will support you in ensuring that your family’s needs are met.