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Fatherhood Development Group

Enjoy the rewards of being an involved father. The next weekly series begins in Fall 2017. Register online or call 664-6143.

The Norfolk Department of Human Services, in partnership with the Department of Child Support Enforcement, launched a pilot program in 2012 aimed at improving the quality of the relationships between fathers and their children. 

The Fatherhood Development Group is now in its fourth year of bringing fathers of all ages together to share their stories and to support one another while gaining new insight into the challenges of responsible parenting. Participants meet weekly and may be referred on a volunteer basis or by mandate.

Volunteer program facilitators are trained in the curriculum developed in the 1990's by Dr. Jeffrey Johnson, President and CEO of the National Partnership for Community Leadership .These groups have been held in major cities across the country.

Curriculum includes 25 modules, and a different topic is covered every week, such as:

  • Understanding the Child Support System
  • Self-Sufficiency
  • Dealing with Stress
  • Male/Female Relationships
  • Building your Child's Self-Esteem

Discover the rewards that being an involved father can bring. You are not alone in your struggle. To learn more about the Fatherhood Development Group or if you are interested in becoming a volunteer facilitator, contact Ben Watterton at 664-6143.

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Ben Watterton
Fatherhood Development Group

Ph: 757-664-6143

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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