Children need their fathers. Fathers need their children. Fathers have a valuable role in the life of both children and family. Whether you’re a new father, widowed father, stepfather or in a father-like role, research overwhelmingly supports the benefits to children and families through positive male nurturance. For children to experience these benefits, fathers must be present, however presence is only the beginning. It is the quality of a father’s presence that matters most in enhancing the life of his children.
Regardless of a child’s age, our techniques are designed to help father’s develop positive parenting methods through self-awareness, communication and co-parenting skills, and appropriate disciplinary techniques to become the best father he can be.
Families & Schools Together (F.A.S.T.) is a collaborative, community-based, whole family, early prevention program delivered in Title I Huntsville City Schools. Our evidence-based program incorporates play therapy, family communication techniques, stress reduction and parent empowerment. F.A.S.T. consists of eight (8) weeks of carefully orchestrated, experiential, fun activities. These activities are designed to engage and strengthen the family unit, improving communication and strengthening the relationships between students, parents and faculty in order to enhance the educational experience for each student.
Research shows that engaging families in education is critical not only to a child’s success, but to the entire family’s economic and social well-being. In partnership with The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL), the FSC helps promote family education by engaging families, educators, administrators, and advocates to drive results and ultimately reduce education inequities. The program emphasizes parents’ roles as learners, as well as supporters of their children’s education. Family engagement programs create opportunities for families, schools, and communities to build their capacity for home to school partnerships. Our work supports multigenerational learning for families from early childhood through adult education, and The FALL Program places an emphasis on family engagement and family growth through evidenced based practices that involve activities such as:
For more information, please reach out to one of our Program Coordinators: