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Dads are the Difference Program

The Dads Are the Difference Program aims to connect fathers in a safe space to share their experiences and learn about their crucial role as a father. The program consists of 21 parenting classes with topics ranging from learning healthy communications, co-parenting strategies, child development, discipline strategies, budgeting and employment readiness skills.  

  • Designed for the unique needs of fathers 

  • All our services are offered in English and Spanish 

  • An intake assessment is required before starting classes 

  • Classes are cohort based – all fathers begin and end the program at the same time 

  • Ongoing case management for each father includes counseling, advocacy, and connections to community resources 

  • Incentive gifts for children are provided to parents when they attend 10 and 20 classes 

  • Details on Intimate Partner Violence sessions below

Class Schedule

  • Currently all classes are being held virtually via Zoom. 

  • New Cohort Began Wednesday January 19th 

  • Classes in English - Wednesday – 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM 

  • Classes in Spanish - Wednesday – 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM 

  • 24/7 DAD: Family History

  • 24/7 DAD: What It Means to be a Man 

  • 24/7 DAD: Showing & Handling Feelings 

  • 24/7 DAD: Men's Health 

  • 24/7 DAD: Communication 

  • 24/7 DAD: The Father's Role 

  • 24/7 DAD: Discipline 

  • 24/7 DAD: Children's Growth 

  • 24/7 DAD:  Getting Involved  

  • 24/7 DAD: Working with Mom & Co-Parenting 

  • 24/7 DAD: Dads and Work 

  • Employment Readiness Skills #1

  • Employment Readiness Skills #2

  • Employment Readiness Skills #3

  • Active Parenting #1  

  • Active Parenting #2 

  • Bonding & Child Development 

  • Understanding Sexual Abuse 

  • Abuse & Violence in the Home: The Effect On Children

  • Budgeting & Time Management

  • Anger Management

How Do I Enroll? 

If you would like to enroll in our programs in Stamford, CT or find out more information, please call 203-588-1934 or email Lauren at lgoodman@sjpcenter.org, and we will connect you with a case manager. 

If you would like to enroll in our programs in Danbury, CT or find out more information, please call 203-273-5622 or email Crystal at cperkins@sjpcenter.org, and we will connect you with a case manager.

Intimate Partner Violence

All fathers are welcome to join an additional nine sessions that focus specifically on the impact that intimate partner violence has on the family unit. The goal of these sessions is to educate fathers on how to sustain a healthy violence-free lifestyle. Some topics include: defining abuse and the cycle of violence; myths surrounding children’s perspective of family violence; challenging societal and cultural values; and developing healthy coping skills.  

  • Classes are cohort based – all fathers begin and end the program at the same time 

  • Connect with us to find out when the next group is being held 

  • All our services are offered in English and in Spanish 

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