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The Nurturing Father's Program

The Nurturing Father's Program is a 13-week course designed to teach parenting and nurturing skills to men. Each 2 hour class encourages discussion and provides effective skills for fostering healthy family relationships, learning non-violent discipline techniques, and improving communication and co-parenting skills. The Nurturing Father’s Program is based upon the same principles as the Nurturing Parenting Course and provides activities that stimulate thinking, self-awareness and empathy in a supportive atmosphere. The program is offered in a group format as well as one-on-one. There is no fee to participate in the program and program enrollment is open to any father residing in Allegheny County.

Our program is facilitated by trained Family Support Center staff and is based out of the Hill District Center for Nurturing Families. Fathers who participate in the program may be eligible to receive additional family support center services, which include: family recreational activities, goal planning, school readiness activities, advocacy, referrals and developmental screenings for children ages 0-5.



The Nurturing Father's Program provides education and support to fathers of all ages residing in Allegheny County.


For more information about the Nurturing Father’s Program, please contact:

Kenneth R. Strother                                                                                                  412 363-1702 x 1602
email Kevin

The Hill District Center for Nurturing Families is located at:
1801 Centre Avenue, Suite 310, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Facts at a Glance

The Nurturing Father’s Program is designed to help participants:

  • Learn techniques for creating safe, loving, stable, and nurtured families.
  • Understand positive, non-violent discipline taught through a father-friendly method for successful child behavior management.
  • Use effective family communication and active listening techniques that strengthen the father-child and father-spouse/partner relationships.
  • Achieve cooperation and teamwork in family life by using conflict resoultion and problem solving strategies.

Upcoming Events

  • Dad & Me Breakfast

    141 South Highland Ave. Pittsburgh PA 15206
    (2nd Floor)
    Saturday, July 21, 2012
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

    Theme: Financial Security
    Guest Speaker: David C. Trafican of Western & Southern Life


    Fathers, bring your children and come join us for a great opportunity for fellowship, and to receive information on strengthening and protecting our families and learn more about the Nurturing Father's program. There will be over $200.00 in cash prizes and a free catered breakfast. Come out and bring your family!

    Please RSVP by contacting Kenneth Strother at (412) 363-1702 ext. 1602 or Shawn Coleman at (412) 363-1702 ext. 1605.

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