Program: Fathering After Separation or Divorce

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Objective

Starting in fall 2015 we will be offering an exciting new program dedicated to divorced or separated fathers. The ‘Fathering After Separation or Divorce’ (FASD) program will provide a broad range of knowledge, resources and skills for fathers looking to maintain a strong relationship with their children following a divorce or separation.

Schedule

Round 3 of FASD will take place over 8 weeks, every Tuesday evening between 6:30-8:30pm, starting September 20th, 2016

What You Get

This program will provide valuable knowledge, resources and skills with a curriculum built for fathers, based on the best research from child psychologists, father-friendly lawyers and men’s health providers:

– Better understand what your child is going through and the changes they will experience
– Learn conflict resolution, team work, communication and co-parenting skills
– Learn how to deal with and report child abuse
– Learn how to take care of your emotional and physical health and well-being
– Learn how to protect yourself and understand your rights and obligations
– Navigate the legal system, including duty counsel, Family Responsibility Office, Office of the Children’s Lawyer, Family Law Information Centre, Legal Aid Clinics, etc
– Connect to other father’s groups, social service agencies, lawyers and medical professionals
– Hear from special experts and guests who will join us as much as can be arranged

Eligibility

Eligible participants must be male, father of one or more children (not necessary to be biological father), separated or divorced, someone who sees separation or divorce as an issue they are trying to work on, have an interest in the needs and well being of their children and not be registered in other parenting programs. Priority will be given to those coming from a disadvantaged background

Registration Deadline/Launch

Registration closes soon. Contact us now.

Facilitators

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Adam Terpstra

Adam completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Victoria in 2009, a Bachelor of Education in Social Sciences through University of Victoria in 2013, and a Masters of Education in Adult Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2016 through University of Toronto.

Growing up in rural Ontario and living in mid-to-large cities across Canada, Adam has worked with a variety of populations, ranging from hard-to-reach inner city clients, adult survivors of childhood trauma, and the LGBTQ2 community, which has fostered a sincere understanding of the various daily life challenges and struggles.

Drawing from an eclectic therapeutic model, the focus of Adam’s clinical experience has been directed toward the age range of 21 – 65 with presenting issues relating to childhood physical, psychological, and sexual trauma, general anxiety and depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and sexuality-related issues.

Cost

The registration cost is $80. It defrays the expenses for hosting this program. If you are unable to afford the registration cost please let us know.

Advisors

The program is supported by the following Canadian Centre for Men and Families Advisors who will join us as guests from time to time:

Brian Jenkins is Director, International Institute for Family Research in Toronto, and facilitates meetings of the group Fathers Are Capable Too.

Heidi Nabert is the co-founder and president of the National Shared Parenting Association and Director of Fathers’ Resources International.

Anne P. Mitchell, Esq. is Founder of the International Fatherhood Initiative and author of the book They’re Your Kids Too: The Single Father’s Guide to Protecting Your Fatherhood in a Broken Family Law System.

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