Originally posted by negrospiritual:
Ok, I need some input from the brothas on this one...
I work with an organization whose mission includes services to male inmates. An issue that always comes up is men/brothas who have lost contact with their children and would like to become a better father. I have noticed that the majority of these men/brothas never known their fathers or have had very little contact with their own fathers. Is there any way to help these fatherless fathers reclaim their role as "Dad"? Any tips? Any organizations you'd recommend? Thanks in advance
I did some work with the education department at SCI Huntingdon and Smithfield in PA several years ago. One interesting program for fathers was tied to literacy education. We taped fathers reading stories that would then be sent to thier children. The programs was supported through some state and local grants and meet with what we percieved to be a good response. You accomplish to things: teaching the men to read and facilitating a connection with thier children.God has told you, O man and woman, what is good; and what does the SOVEREIGN ONE require of you but to do justice, and to be compassionate, and to walk humbly with your God?