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Fathers’ Forum Programs 2015

Share the experience of fatherhood with other dads…join one of our dads groups!

“Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ”  Elizabeth Stone

I started the Fathers’ Forum in 1986 with the belief that our lives as dads could be more meaningful, vital, interesting and enjoyable if we were able to share the experience of fatherhood with other dads. Since then I have been facilitating “Men’s Groups for Fathers of Young Children” in North Berkeley, California and offered workshops and consultations for dads as part the Fathers’ Forum programs I developed to help support men in our transition to fatherhood.

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Men’s Group for Fathers of Young Children (dad with a child under 6 years old)
Meets Every Other Week in evenings 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
(group limited to 7 men) $70 per month

The focus of the Fathers’ Forum Men’s Group for new fathers is to share and explore with a small group of men our hopes, aspirations and challenges of being fathers. We live in a culture that does not prepare us as men to become fathers and does not recognize or value the role of the father in the family.
Our group will explore the cultural and social myths of fatherhood, our relationship with our own fathers, changes in the relationships with our partners, balancing careers and family, changes in sexuality, expressing anger and frustration, and the diversity of parenting styles for fathers.
Exploring together, with other men, is a great opportunity for us to affirm the rich and rewarding potentials of fatherhood and family life.”
–Bruce Linton, Founder, Fathers’ Forum
For more information or to register call the Fathers’ Forum (510) 644-0300 or fill out our contact form.


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Becoming a Father” Workshop for Expectant Dads. (Offered Quarterly)

We live in a society and culture that does little to prepare us as men for the important experience of childbirth and the transition to parenthood. This 2 and 1/2 hour workshop is designed to help men understand how the process of childbirth and becoming a father may effect them. Come join us in this class as we discuss the emotional, and social adjustments men experience in the process of becoming a father.

At the conclusion of this class the expectant father should:
(1) be more confident about the childbirth experience
(2) feel reduced stress and anxiety about becoming a father.

This one time workshop is the “dads only” complement to the child birth preparation class you may be attending with your wife/partner.

Cost is $35
For more information or to register call the Fathers’ Forum (510) 644-0300 or fill out our contact form.

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Discovering Fatherhood
A one-day workshop (10AM-4PM) for new and expectant fathers and men who are considering becoming a father. During the day, with a community of men, we explore through video, poetry, and discussions the profound transformations a man goes through when he becomes a father.  We live in a society and culture that does little to prepare us as men to become fathers. Through video, poetry and discussion the paternal side of parenthood will be explored.

Cost is $75
For more information or to register call the Fathers’ Forum (510) 644-0300 or fill out our contact form.

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The Parents’ Journey (By Appointment)
Three 1-hour counseling sessions for pregnant and postpartum parents. We discuss the changes in the couple relationship brought on by the birth of a child. How do we make the most of the important first year of being a family?

Counseling & Psychotherapy (By Appointment)
Single or ongoing sessions for individuals, couple, and family counseling and psychotherapy. Consultations for post-partum depression.

For more information or to register call the Fathers’ Forum (510) 644-0300 or fill out our contact form.