Classes available to help men be better dads


Any dad can find the tools to become a better father at a once-a-week class sessions at the Sutton Center, 1854 E. Perry Street, Port Clinton. 

The sessions, which run from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., begin Monday, Sept. 10, and will be held through Oct. 22, 2012.

Father-centered, free, and available to all fathers, the VIP 24/7 Dads program aims to help men develop healthy, lasting relationships with their children and give them the tools to maintain those relationships.

“I really did not know what to expect when we started,” said Gary Davis, a past participant of the program. “I appreciate everything I learned. I learned about myself, and how to find help and handle problems. It was really helpful.”

LuAnn Berry, the family advocate for the program, said that all information shared in the sessions is confidential.

“What’s said in the room stays in the room,” she said.

The Very Important Padre (VIP) 24/7 Dads program is aimed at providing fathers with a set of tools, strategies and exercises.  It is for fathers of all races, religions, cultures, and backgrounds, for custodial and non-custodial fathers, stepfathers, fathers-to-be and others.  Regardless of economic status, all fathers will be provided the tools to ensure that they establish strong bonds with their children while improving their parenting skills and getting tools to become more economically stable, to allow them to become the fathers their children need.

For information on how to participate in this program, call LuAnn at 419-333-4006.


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