Fatherhood: Boot Camp for New Dads
BOOT CAMP FOR NEW DADS™ is a highly acclaimed national program for new and expecting dads. In this unique program, "Rookies" (expectant dads) learn from "Veterans" (dads who have graduated from the program and bring their infants to class) and a "Coach" (trained facilitator and experienced Dad). This leads the rookies through a locker-room style three hour lesson on how to take care of baby and mom and talk man-to-man about what fatherhood means. No mothers allowed. Considered an evidence-based “best practice.” Also 24/7 Dads and Inside Out Dads are additional programs which we have available for groups of especially at-risk dads who are oftern in court ordered programs or incarcerated or are ex-offenders. These are run as funding is available.
Youth- Relationship Smarts for youth and at-risk youth
Relationship Smarts™ - is a healthy relationship skills education program for youth from the nationally recognized Dibble Institute. This is a 12-session program that can be customized for the audience and alloted time (up to 12 hours). For youth in any setting; regularly used in schools serving under-served youth, including Richmond, Henrico, Cheseterfield, and Hanover Public Schools. Considered an evidence-based “best practice.”
Couples Skills: Date Nights
Couple's Skills (adult marriage and relationships) Date Nights- As couples grow in their relationships, some feel that it becomes routine. Through our date night programs, couples get the opportunity to enjoy an experience together outside of the everyday norms. In each date night there is a lesson built in to help couples communicate, which is the number one reason relationships fail. In partnership with business across the community, RFVA provides couples with memories at a reduced price.
Certification: PREPARE-ENRICH training for professionals and mentor couples
Certification for professionals: PREPARE/ENRICH certification program for counselors, clergy and mentor couples, a relationship and personality inventory for pre-marital preparation or marriage enrichment with exercises. This well researched and widely used counseling and couples education tool is used by clergy and counselors world-wide. Considered an evidence-based "best practice.” Also FOCCUS/REFOCCUS is available.