Fatherhood program available to dads in Greater Bridgeport
The Greater Bridgeport Home Visiting Partnership (GBHVP), a program of The Child & Family Guidance Center, recently welcomed Justin Turner as the program's Fatherhood Liaison.
GBHVP provides holistic and culturally informed support services to at-risk parents of children 5 and under, parents under age 20, parents in the prenatal stage, and women at risk for poor birth outcomes.
In Justin's words: "As a Fatherhood Liaison my role is to reach out and or connect with expecting fathers or fathers with young children that may feel overwhelmed, stressed, or just need a bit of guidance on how to navigate this powerful journey called fatherhood. Our fatherhood program can offer information and activities that are specifically tailored to promote bonding between child and father. The fatherhood program also utilizes a curriculum just for fathers that can help dads reflect upon their own strengths and weaknesses which, in turn, will allow for an individual to become a better father to his child and/or children and family. We also can help those enrolled in our program identify resources to support themselves and/or child if needed. Lastly, my goal as a Fatherhood Liaison is to not only see the families that I serve prosper, but to hopefully empower fathers to feel more confident and find joy raising their child/children, and to fully understand how important their presence is throughout the duration of their child’s life. "
If you or someone you know could benefit from our fatherhood program or any GBHVP services, please call: 1-800-505-7000 and ask to be connected to home visiting services or visit https://cdi.211ct.org/.
For GBHVP questions or inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org