ECMHP is dedicated to the development, enhancement and strengthening of services for fathers and their children through providing information, support and access to community resources for male caregivers who want to be actively involved in their child’s life. A growing body of evidence concludes that positively engaged fathers promote their children’s physical and emotional development. When fathers become more involved in parenting – and when they partner with mothers as co-parents –, healthier families and healthier children are the outcome. Parents who participate in groups experience reduced stress and anxiety, are more satisfied with their relationship, and employ less harsh discipline.
Studies also show that children who grow up without fathers are more likely to live in poverty, to use drugs, to drop out of school, to develop emotional and behavioral problems, and to become incarcerated. The presence of nurturing fathers has a profound impact on children’s health and well-being.
Sami Qreini, LCSW 510-926-5355 or email@example.com