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Full-time Fathers

In Louisiana, the percentage of children living in a single-mother household and below poverty is 57.11. Studies have shown that children with involved, loving fathers are significantly more likely to do well in school, have healthy self-esteem, exhibit empathy and pro-social behavior compared to children who have uninvolved fathers 2. The Southern University Full Time Fathers Program wants to help more fathers become involved in their children's lives.

The mission of the Full Time Fathers Program is to improve father's relationships with their children by assisting them in overcoming obstacles and barriers to being effective nurturing parents. In keeping with this mission, the program offers free fatherhood sessions, job training and job placement assistance to non-custodial fathers.

Eligibility Requirements:

Have at least one (1) child under the age of 18 who does not live in the home.
Reside in the parishes of East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Ascension, Iberville or Pointe Coupee.
Meet the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) income guidelines.
Program Options:

Responsible Fatherhood Curriculum & Peer Discussion Groups
Responsible Fatherhood Curriculum, Peer Discussion Groups, & Life Skills/Job Readiness Sessions,
Responsible Fatherhood Curriculum , Peer Discussion Groups, Life Skills/Job Readiness Sessions, & Basic Skills Training (English, math, & computer skills)
Responsible Fatherhood Curriculum, Peer Discussion Groups, Life Skills/Job Readiness Sessions, Basic Skills, & Technical Training for Hazmat

1 Hope Networks. 2007. Percent of Related Children in Single-mother Families who are Below Poverty: 2000. http://www.hopenetworks.org/povertyinlouisiana.htm

2 National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse. 2008. Father Absence. http://fatherhood.gov/father/father_absence.cfm

Funding for this project was provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Grant Number 90FR0027/04.

The Southern University Full Time Fathers Program services are available to all eligible persons, regardless of race, gender, age, disability, or religion. Services provided are to remain father-focused in instruction.

 

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