UpFront Counselling and Anger Management

The Caring Dads Program is a group intervention for fathers (including biological, step, common-law) who have physically abused, emotionally abused or neglected their children, exposed their children to domestic violence or who are deemed to be at high-risk for these behaviours. The group component of Caring Dads combines elements of parenting, fathering, battering and child protection practice to enhance the safety and well-being of children. The program is ideal for clients currently involved in the criminal and/or family court system or who are on probation. The program consists of a 17-week, empirically-based, manualized group parenting intervention for fathers, outreach to mothers to ensure their safety and freedom from coercion, and ongoing, collaborative case management of fathers with referrers and with other professionals involved with men’s families.

Group sessions (max 12 participants) will be offered on Wednesdays from 6-8 pm at Scadding Court Community Centre in downtown Toronto. The program will be co-facilitated by Evan Newton, M.S.W., R.S.W. and Katreena Scott, Ph.D. C. Psych., the Lead Program Developer of Caring Dads. The Caring Dads Program is offered on a sliding scale at $20-$70/session. The first group will be offered on October 14, 2015. For more information (and/or to request an intake with a client), please contact us directly.