KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
January 4, 2022
By Natalie Cook Clark
DePelchin Children’s Center will host a free 24/7 Dad Fatherhood Program at Bear Creek United Methodist Church starting next week. The program is designed for all fathers and father role models.
The 24/7 Dad Fatherhood Program will be a 12-week workshop (1 session a week) beginning January 12. The program will meet on Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Bear Creek United Methodist Church (1600 Kippling Water Dr.)
Offered by DePelchin Children's Center
The program is offered by DePelchin Children’s Center that’s mission is to support and sustain children and the families that care for them.
Some Katy families have grown their families through DePelchin. Ron and Camille Reese are both Katy ISD teachers with over 30 years in the education field. They will soon be the proud parents to six children; 3 biological and 3 adopted through fostering. They are in the process of adopting the biological brother of their son, Caleb. They found their way to adoption through the DePelchin Children’s Center.
“It was such an exciting and scary first step. But once we got the ball rolling, we knew this was the right fit for us,” says Reese. “We met so many amazing people during our trainings. They have become our friends and support system.”
12 Lessons Offered in Program
The 24/7 Dad Fatherhood Program will focus on 12 main lessons.
Family History: What it means to be a man and my role.
Discipline: Morals and values.
What it Means to Be a Man: Today’s man. Body image.
Children’s Growth: Goals and self-worth. Nature or nurture.
Showing and Handling Feelings: Holding feelings inside. Grief and loss.
Getting Involved: Ways to be involved. Helping my children do well in school.
Men’s Health: Stress and anger. Physical health.
Working with Mom and Co-Parenting: Parenting differences.
Communication: Ways to communicate. Talking with children.
Dads and Work: Work and family. Balancing work and family.
The Father’s Role: What kind of father am I?
My 24/7 Dad Celebrations/Certificate
Learn more and register online.
Learn more about DePelchin Children’s Center and their services online.