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We fall so that we can pick ourselves up again...

Published on August 03, 2016

These words are spoken often to people throughout their lives while they can be so easily dismissed in times of laughter and fun, in times of hardship and strain these words can provide the motivation to keep moving forward in the right direction. This is also true for the individuals at Willamette Family’s Carlton House – to learn from their past mistakes and change the course of their lives and to become good fathers. These are men who learned to survive in a different way, fathers who for the first time are learning how to become fathers, as this was not something they experienced growing up. At the same time, these fathers are taking the time to show their children how to pick themselves up and how to take that next step – the same way they’re learning. This is an opportunity for these fathers who have had little to no involvement with their families to finally connect with their children and to take on a role to be a part of their lives.

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These are the things that Parenting Coaches at Willamette Family work with on a daily basis – to ensure that fathers get time with their children while they are in treatment. Through parenting classes such as the Nurturing Parenting Program, which teaches parents to take care of themselves so they can take care of their children, and the Circle of Security, which teaches parents how to build relation- ships with their child, these men learn how to become responsible caring fathers.. Staff work to help these fathers move through guilt and be there for their kids. Family groups are also provided as a space for fathers to reconnect with their children and their partner. Each of these fathers are given the opportunity to learn a new way of being in the world as a sober and active father to their children.

These fathers are taking a stand with an attitude that says, “The pain stops with me.” They are taking these classes and the responsibility to stop the pain from passing on to their chil. This is their story.

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