"My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could ever give another person, he believed in me."
Helping Men Be Fathers
Father Time is an enrichment program for fathers and father figures. The program strives to
build the father and child relationships through the proven nationally-accredited curriculum "24/7 Dad"
and providing hands-on-activities for both fathers and children.
Father Time includes weekly sessions that begin with dinner for fathers and children, after which
breakout sessions for both fathers and children occur. Each father participates in educational sessions
following the curriculum with the facilitator and co-facilitator. Simultaneously, the children participate
in educational activities led by an Early Childhood Educator and two teen mentors. The sessions end with
a father/child closing interactive activity. The program objectives are measured by using
Protective Factors Survey.
Note: The Father Time program is not only available to fathers of children in Tuscarawas,
Carroll, and Harrison counties but also to fathers residing in Columbiana and Coshocton counties.
The program focuses on five characteristics that a father needs to be a great dad
24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The program covers universal aspects of fatherhood so
that all men can benefit from the program.
Upon completion, participants are nurturing parents who clearly understand and accept
the importance his parenting skills have in developing the physical, emotional, intellectual,
social, spiritual, and creative needs of his children.
To improve self-esteem of both children and fathers
Increase participation by both children and their fathers in community based activities
Decrease involvement in substance abuse and alcohol abuse
Increase in literacy competencies and employment attainment
Fathers who have minimal interaction with children
Fathers who live at, near or below poverty
Fathers who have no custody of the children and/or the
children reside in a low-income household
Fathers who have a family history of single parenthood and/or violence
Fathers who have a family history or current problem with substance
and misuse (including drugs and/or alcohol)
Fathers who are experiencing recent or long-term lack of employment
Fathers who have a child with a disability, such as a serious emotional disturbance (SED)
Fathers who have immediate family involvement in the child welfare system
Fathers who are transitioning out of the criminal justice system or have
a partner transitioning out of the criminal justice system
Fathers who are interested in improving, strengthening or developing
a relationship with one or more of their children
Website Design & Development- Cheryl McBride