Fathers In Training

Fathers In Training Fathers in Training (FIT) provides a supportive environment where young fathers can learn to parent their children and become financially responsible.
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Fathers In Training (FIT) a program of the Virginia Beach Department of Human Services has been in existence since 1996 and has served approximately 8000 fathers and their families to date. •FIT provides an environment that is conducive to learning and will address some very serious barriers to effective fathering such as domestic violence, anger management, conflict resolution, responsible fathering and working with support systems. •FIT has an employment component. •FIT has an alumni group for those fathers who have completed the program and wish to continue, or expand their involvement in the community. •FIT is geared to the protection of children and family. Domestic violence issues are at the forefront of every group meeting. FIT has zero tolerance for violence in the home. •Twenty week (20 sessions) training sessions on Monday nights from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Participants must complete at least 17 out of 20 sessions in order to receive a certificate of Program Completion.

Mission: Our primary purpose is to strengthen families. We do that by focusing services on the father. The core philosophy of the program reflects certain realities that the men face in their life journeys. We believe that a well-prepared, motivated father is essential to the physical, financial and emotional well-being of children and families. The Fathers in Training program views fatherhood identity as a learned process. It is the program's contention that when a father becomes more aware of how he relates to himself, his significant others, and the world, he will be more mentally, physically and emotionally healthy. Consequently, one of FIT's primary functions is to guide the participant through the process of becoming more aware of his own potential as a father. It is this healthier father who is most likely to create a healthier environment for his family and children. We believe that the healthier the environment the father contributes to, the healthier the relationship between the father and child can become. FIT models a safe, healthy environment for the family and children by creating a positive group process that the father participates in.

Remembering those who served and paid the ultimate price for the freedom we enjoy.
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Remembering those who served and paid the ultimate price for the freedom we enjoy.

Awesome example of a loving father.
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Awesome example of a loving father.

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BORN PREMATURE.😢

When my wife gave birth, I was at work.
The doctor who was following my wife during her pregnancy called me to tell me to come to the hospital urgently.

When I arrived, I saw the child, it was as if I had been hit with a log of wood on the neck, I had a headache.

I sat down and the doctor told me that my wife had left, when she saw the child she did not support so she left despite her condition, she said that it is not her child and she left in tears, in a word she left the child in the hospital.

The doctor asked me what I wanted for the child, my answer did not take 1 second, in less than a second without hesitation I replied that I will take care of the child.

I had a small supermarket.
I sold the whole supermarket to stay with the child to take care of him day and night.
All my savings, and the check from the supermarket I invested in caring for the premature baby.

I gave him my heart, I gave him my patience, my love and my savings.
I took care of him myself without the help of anyone except the doctor.
Without hiring a nanny to keep him.

I devoted 1 year of my life without working without moving away from him, we lived on my savings until today my little premature became a beautiful little boy.
He became cute and he grew up well, well fattened.

This is where his mother wants to come back to take care of her son, of her abandoned child.
She came to ask for forgiveness on her knees.
She only cries when she sees how the child has changed.
I understood her and I forgave her mistake even if she acted badly I want a mother for my son.

We had no more money to eat when I applied on the internet at 00h, at 8 am I was called for an indefinite contract in a factory.
God knows how to do things.

One tip: never give up a child for anything in the world.

Type #amen

(This story copied from ''Jesus is good" Page)

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Virginia Beach, VA
23452

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Fathers in Training (FIT) provides a supportive environment where young fathers can learn to parent their children, become financially responsible and learn about relationships, health and sexuality. The primary purpose is to strengthen families, by focusing services on the father. It is the healthier father that is most likely to create a healthier environment for his family. We have created a safe, but challenging environment for fathers to engage in conversations of the joys and challenges of fatherhood with other fathers.

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Season greeting remember Jesus is the reason for the season. Life sometimes is like a football game sometimes you win sometimes you lose however, don’t let one event define you. Hold on to the good memories and understand if things are not how you want it to be there is always light at the end of a dark tunnel. Also if all is well be empathic to those who struggling because it does not take much to fall from Grace.