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Dads are the Difference Program


A unique and innovative fatherhood support group.

The 24/7 Dad program - a 12 week program that meets once a week developed by the National Fatherhood Initiative.


This program focuses on the important role dads play in their children's lives. 

​Exclusive to Dads with children of all ages 

  • 12 (1.5 hours) classes taught in English and in Spanish

  • Closed Sessions for up to 15 Dads

  • Initial assessment with a case manager (1-1.5 hrs) 

  • Option to take the General Parenting classes at the same time 

Class Schedule

  • ​ Class - Wednesday, 6pm - 7:30pm

Topics Covered:

  • Family History

  • What It Means to Be a Man

  • Showing & Handling Feelings

  • Men's Health

  • Communication

  • The Father's Role

  • Discipline

  • Children's Growth

  • Getting Involved

  • Working with Mom

  • Dads & Work

How Do I Enroll? 

You may call us to learn more about enrollment at 203- 588-1934.  Each father is assigned a case worker to discuss how we may help you. Our courses are approved by CT's Department of Children and Family Services and families may also be referred to us.

Class Goals:

SJPC's goal is to equip parents with education to change unhealthy parenting patterns and to foster healthy ones in an effort to decrease the incidence of child abuse and neglect.


SJPC parenting classes provide parents of children, from birth to age twelve, with the knowledge and tools to be more caring and productive people, parents, and members of society. 

In additional to our classes, we  provide ongoing case management,  connections to community resources, and incentives. 

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