Caring Dads

Helping dads do better so children and partners are safer.

Men's Support Services

Caring Dads

Supporting better parenting practices and a reduction in violence to enhance the safety and wellbeing of children.

Caring Dads supports better parenting practices and aims to enhance the safety and wellbeing of children and their mothers.

Targeting fathers with a history of perpetuating family and domestic violence, or have exposed their children to family and domestic violence and harnessing men’s motivation to be better fathers, our program seeks to develop fathers’ ability to engage in respectful, non-abusive parenting; disrupting patterns of abuse and increasing the understanding of the impact of violence on children.

The Benefits of Caring Dads

Caring Dads is a 17-session group work program that supports:

  • Fathers to identify and understand the impacts of their aggressive behaviour and begin to rebuild trust with their children and partners,
  • Fathers to learn child-centred parenting skills and co-parenting practices,
  • Fostering positive relationships in the family home and;
  • Equipping men with techniques to manage stress to improve their responses to people more generally.

Who Can Caring Dads Help?

Our Caring Dads program is available to fathers ready and willing to:

  • Think about their relationships with their children and other adults who care for them;
  • Want to become better fathers and;
  • Reside in the City of Armadale.

How Can Caring Dads Be Accessed?

Caring Dads is voluntary and can be accessed via a self-referral or a referral by a supporting agency.
 

Where is Caring Dads Located?

Caring Dads is based in Armadale, Western Australia. For more details and hours of operation, please click here.
 

Acknowledgements

Caring Dads is a pilot program funded by a grant from the Western Australia Police Force Community Crime Prevention Fund.