Becoming a Father
by Joshua Stoller, Conscious Fathering Outreach Coordinator
The mission of the Conscious Fathering Program of Southern New Mexico is to help educate and provide information to new and expecting fathers in our community. The class brings fathers together to provide them the skills and tools needed for becoming a father. Instructors cover the “how-to” topics of: proper holding techniques, cleaning, dressing, and baby’s basic needs. Becoming a parent is a life-changing experience of fun, excitement, but also stress. We strive ensure that our fathers are educated on handlingstress and exploring healthy methods of minimizing tension.
The Conscious Fathering Team has trained six new instructors who are ambitious in educating and providing mentorship to fathers. Our instructors are real fathers who want to offer a social support, share experiences, and help fathers as they begin their journey through parenthood. Our team is currently looking to expand its number of instructors in the fall of 2017 with bilingual speaking instructors to better accommodate our community.
Classes are currently held in Las Cruces at Alegria Family Therapy and Turning Point of Las Cruces. Classes will soon be held throughout Doña Ana County including Hatch, Anthony, and Mesquite. In the fall of 2017, Conscious Fathering is expanding and offering classes in Luna, Otero, Sierra, and Grant counties.
To register for a class or to receive more information please contact Joshua Stoller, Conscious Fathering Outreach Coordinator at Jstoller@aitkids.com or 575-526-6682. Also, See our Conscious Fathering Program Facebook page @ConsciousFatheringProgramSNM for class schedules, parenting tips, and resources.
Newsletter | Fall 2017