John Howard Society of Durham Region

Dads Aiming for Direction and Support (DADS)

A group for dads experiencing separation or divorce

Are you experiencing any of the following associated with separation and divorce?

  • DADS Logo - Man Crossing BridgeLimited or no access to your child(ren)
  • Increased stress levels
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Loss of friends or family
  • Overwhelmed and don’t know where to start
  • Frustration dealing with the Family Court System

This is a 2.5hrs/week, 10-week facilitated program for fathers that wish to:
– expand their support network
– strengthen relationships with their children
– develop or strengthen interpersonal and parenting skills
– improve strategies to cope during this transitional period

To Register:

Please call our Counselling Services Intake number at 905-427-8165

In Clarington, call us at 905-623-6814

Issues Explored

  • Effects of separation and divorce on children
  • Parenting issues
  • Anger management
  • Conflict resolution
  • Building personal support systems
  • Healthy relationships
  • Self-care and stress management
  • And more…

A happy family.We believe that a child deserves to have a relationship with both of their parents. We offer a dynamic weekly cognitive skills based support group structured to meet the specific needs of fathers experiencing loss and change associated with separation and divorce.