fatherhood programme

Positive Parenting

Giving valuable skills to parents

To equip parents / caregivers with parenting skills as part of preventative strategies in child protection intervention.

10 week program every 3 months

15 – 30 participants per program

Presented in Wallacedene, Bloekombos, Klipheuwel, Fisantekraal, Elsiesrivier, Kensington, Kraaifontein, Brackenfell, Belhar and Durbanville

Parents and caregivers are recruited within the community

Course Outline: 4 modules with specific expected outcomes

Our Specific Outcomes

Foster and Single Parents
Support Programme:

Create/Initiate self-sustaining support groups in the community.

Initiate our Livelihood Program for
Women Entrepreneurs:

Promote viable sources of income through technical and business skills workshops, in particular for women, to assist with alleviating poverty.

Specialized Life Skills, Leadership Training together with Counselling Programmes:

This training is based on the "Circle of Courage" model, and looks at self-development for young children and the youth. Child protection measures must be strengthened as well.

Specific Parenting Skills
Development Programme:

Parents of children with learning difficulties and or behavioral problems/challenges, will have gained specific skills to assist their children minimizing or overcoming these difficulties.

Teen Parenting

Teen parents will have gained effective parenting skills to support themselves as individuals and parents, as well as their children. Teen fathers in particular, will have gained skills to promote positive male role models within a family context.

"The social development approach recognizes that the family is the basic unit of society and plays a key role in the survival, protection and development of children. Its rationale is that families should be supported and their capabilities have to be strengthened for the purpose of meeting the needs of members. Theories encompassed in this approach recognize that families require a range of supportive services in order to promote family life and development. Over and above the foregoing, certain families may require additional supportive services so that they can solve problems in human relations such as conflict, communication, parenting, substance abuse, family violence as well as addressing problems arising from life changes and events (Patel, 2005)."