Programs for Fathers
2013 Vermont Fatherhood Conference
This FREE conference held on Tuesday, June 11, at the Statehouse in Montpelier, will feature workshops, a group discussion and a keynote address exploring how important responsible fathering is for children and for families.
Space is limited to 150 participants, so visit the Fatherhood Conference page today to learn more and register.
at the VNA Family Room
Enjoy a hot meal while you connect with other dads and participate in parenting, relationship and employment educational opportunities. Childcare is available as needed.
Incentives are available for dads who successfully complete a VT Dads as Parents, Partners and Providers program.
1. Responsible Parenting - Offered by the VNA Family Room, this program teaches characteristics that comprise an involved, responsible and committed dad:
- Caring for self
- Fathering skills
- Parenting skills
- Relationship skills
2. Healthy Relationship/Marriage - This program, offered by the HowardCenter, helps dads improve their relationship with their child's mother/partner. Sessions include:
- Communication skills
- Empathy development
- Conflict resolution
- Stress and anger management
- Functioning as a co-parenting team
- Identifying emotionaal hot buttons that distress a partner
3. Comprehensive Employment Services - This program, offered by Vermont Adult Learning, helps dads design an individualized work readiness plan that may include options such as:
- A career interest inventory
- Pre-employment readiness classes
- An internship
- Earning a WorkKeys certificate
Funding for this project is provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Grant # 90FK0013.
For more information about Dads as Parents, Partners and Providers, please contact:
Victoria Priganc, Grant Project Manager
The VNA Fathers and Children Together (F.A.C.T.) programs are designed for fathers or men in the fathering role and their children, aged birth to 5 years old. These programs offer an opportunity for dads to meet other dads and their children.
The program allows dads and kids to spend time together. The program consists of:
parent education and support
Opportunity to enjoy a family meal
Experienced child care staff who will support children in their play.
The FACT program is based in Burlington, VT.
Fatherhood Tip Sheets
Click on links below to download a pdf of one of our Fatherhood tip sheets.
Dads, Kids & Reading
Discipline and Dads
Kids and Chores
Kids and Holiday Stress
Kids and Screen Time
Balancing Work and Being a Dad
Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in writing or discussion, are those of the authors of the written material, or of program staff, and do not necessarily reflect the view of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.
All of these services above are free to the community and are available to all eligible persons, regardless of race, gender, age, disability, or religion.
For more information about all of our Dads programs, please contact:
VNA F.A.C.T. Coordinator