Many fathers are great fathers and spend multitudinous amounts of time with their children. However, children are in a vicious cycle of recidivism in high numbers of school dropout rates, drug use, mental health facilities, child protection agencies case and foster care. We as a community must implement programs that will encourage the continuous involvement of fathers in the children lives, in school, and their communities.
Family Rise Together will implement programming that will support the stability of fathers who have been incarcerated that is struggling with housing, job skills, and community involvement; also fathers who are single parent household in need of community resources.
- Economic Development Programs
- Holistic Counseling
- Devoted Dads Support groups
Case Workers maintain professional relationships with other support agencies within the community. Case Workers are on staff to help develop and implement individual action plans that allow participants to establish a source of income and secure housing. They assist residents in finding appropriate financial or legal counseling, provide mental and medical health referrals, and encourage participation in support groups, parenting classes, workshops, and rehabilitation programs.
- Conflict negotiation/problem solving
- Individual interests and friendships
- Substance Abuse Recovery
Individual counseling provides an opportunity for you to openly talk about your thoughts and feelings in a safe environment. Together, we can discuss your issues or concerns with:
- Anxiety and depression
- Stress Management
- Divorce recovery
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Anger Management
- Abuse Recovery
Among These Families
8 percent are raising three or more of their own children under 18 years old.
42 percent are divorced, 38 percent have never married, 16 percent are separated and 4 percent are widowed. (The percentages of those divorced and never married are not significantly different from one another.)
16 percent live in the home of a relative or a non-relative.
27 percent have an annual family income of $50,000 or more.
85 percent: Among the 30.2 million fathers living with children younger than 18.
Studies on parent-child relationships and child wellbeing show that father love is an important factor in predicting the social, emotional, and cognitive development and functioning of children and young adults.
24 million children (34 percent) live absent their biological father.
Nearly 20 million children (27 percent) live in single-parent homes.
43 percent of first marriages dissolve within fifteen years; about 60 percent of divorcing couples have children; and approximately one million children each year experience the divorce of their parents. Fathers who live with their children are more likely to have a close, enduring relationship with their children than those who do not.
63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes (US Dept. Of Health/Census) – 5 times the average.
90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes – 32 times the average.
85% of all children who show behavior disorders come from fatherless homes – 20 times the average. (Center for Disease Control)
80% of rapists with anger problems come from fatherless homes –14 times the average. (Justice u0026amp; Behavior, Vol 14, p. 403-26)
71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes – 9 times the average. (National Principals Association Report)
Father Factor in Education –
Children with Fathers who are involved are 40% less likely to repeat a grade in school.
Children with Fathers who are involved are 70% less likely to drop out of school.
Family Rise Together previously known as Fathers Rise Together (FRT) is guided by the philosophy and teaching of self-determination, personal control, and increased finances. FRT is hosting its third session of their 12 week-Business Planning Workshop. Over those 12 weeks we will engage in intensive discussion and activities that will help participates develop their business ideas into possible lucrative income. We will discuss passion, purpose and destiny for each participants ideas, goal setting, marketing strategies, community resources and the importance of building a network within the creative entrepreneur community; and so much more. We look forward to working with you to achieve your life goals of increased finances, personal control and self-determination!