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The Struggle is Real: Working with Fathers

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Marc Himes - South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families

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The Struggle is Real: Working with Fathers

  1. 1. The Struggle is Real: Working with Fathers Marc Himes South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families
  2. 2. Service Areas Upstate Fatherhood Coalition Lancaster Fatherhood Project Midlands Fatherhood Coalition Man 2 Man A Father’s Place Father to Father, Inc.
  3. 3. Addressing the why, not the what
  4. 4. 7 Types of Poverty 1. Spiritual Poverty A lack of ability to acquire spiritual things. 2. Mental Poverty Lack of thinking, which results in a lack of access to education and knowledge. 3. Bodily Poverty Lack of proper physical health and access to healthily living conditions. 4. Societal Poverty Lack of social connectivity. 5. Cultural Poverty Lack of coming together in a society. No collaborative activities taking place which leads to a disconnection between people. 6. Economic Poverty Lack of monetary resources for providing themselves with basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter. 7. Political/Systems Poverty Lack of understanding of how systems work.
  5. 5. Meeting the Need
  6. 6. •Meet a need •Gain their trust •Keep them engaged The Formula
  7. 7. Beneficial Relational/ Resourceful Encouraging Active Directional Programming Must Have . . .
  8. 8. Facing Young Fatherhood
  9. 9. Let’s Talk . . .
  10. 10. • Reality Check Curriculum – prevention presentation for young men • 1-844-4SC-DADS • modifychildsupportsc.com • scvisitation.com • youngfatherhood.com • Expungement Guide Additional Resources
  11. 11. SC Center for Fathers and Families father365.com scfathersandfamilies.com (803) 227-8800

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