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Center on Fathering

Offered Tuesdays or Thursdays - Contact Justin Cole to register

Note: This event has already passed.

This 15-week class will encourage father-child relationships, cultivate bonding, attachment, communication and build family resiliency. 

For class detail information: El Paso County Department of Human Services

Week 1

Introduction:  Expectations of class; a fathering foundation.

Week 2

The Importance of Fathers:  Why you matter to your children and what it means to be an involved dad.

Week 3

Communication:  Key concepts of communication and building skills.

Week 4

Dealing with Anger and Conflict:  How anger affects us, anger awareness, key concepts about conflict, and conflict resolution concepts.

Week 5

Genograms:  The family roadmap.

Week 6

Child Development:  The impact dads have at the child's early age; child development and brain research.

Week 7

Bonding, Attachment, and Other Special Issues:  How dads bond with their children.

Week 8

Fathers and Play:  An interactive opportunity for dads and their children.

Week 9

Mid-term Review:  Review video from Fathers and Play Week and a review of materials covered to date.


Discipline (Part I - The Need For Discipline):  The importance of discipline.

Week 11

Discipline (Part II - An Effective Combination):  The power of positive discipline and other effective discipline techniques.

Week 12

Building Relationships:  Appreciating personal differences.

Week 13

Father/Child Relationships:  The special things dads give and receive from a relationship with their children.

Week 14

Self Esteem/Stress Reduction Techniques:  The role of fathers and a child’s healthy self-esteem.

Week 15

Conclusion:  Uncovered subjects and unanswered questions.

For class detail information: El Paso County Department of Human Services




Registration Information


Or call: (719) 351-2997