Dads Project

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The Dads Project supports dads in Northern Ireland who are separating, separated or currently involved within the courts service.

The Dads Project promotes dads being engaged and involved in their children's lives. This project will help you to develop more confidence in your parenting ability and to build  positive connections with other dads in a similar position in your community.   

The Dads Project aims to...

Provide services to empower and support separated dads

Promote the importance of children having an ongoing relationship with their dad

Provide dads with knowledge, information and choices

Influence policy change to ensure dads are considered on an equal basis to mothers

Promote children's rights to having access to both parents

Educate professionals about the importance of ongoing engagement with dads

Programmes the Dads Project offers...

Parenting Apart

Duration: 6 weeks
Aim: To support you in minimising the impact of separation on children
Experiencing a relationship breakdown may affect how you parent. The programme provides practical guidance on how to talk to your children about separation and provides guidance on how you can help them adapt to the changes ahead.
The programme will help you to focus on your child's needs and to explore your changing role and responsibilities as a parent.

Fathers and Fathers

Duration: 6 weeks
Aim: To promote positive parenting skills to fathers
This programme is for anyone in a fathering role. The programme gives you the skills to use a positive parenting approach and emphasises the important role fathers play in their children's lives.
The programme is interactive, fun and an opportunity for fathers to build a support network.