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Basic Training for Young Dads

A 12-hour mentoring program facilitated by men who are dads that will give young men (ages 13-23) the skills necessary for successful parenting and involvement in their children's lives and to prevent the recurrence of a secondary or subsequent adolescent pregnancy.

Classes are tailored to the specific needs of the enrolled participants. Program curriculum includes:

  • Exploring the role of fatherhood in your life — and what is manhood?

  • What are the demands, expectations, expectant father feelings.

  • Prenatal concerns — his role in labor and delivery.

  • Caring for your newborn or toddler.

  • Relationships with the baby's mother.

  • Young fathers' rights and responsibilities.


RAPPP Program
1208 Ashley Boulevard
New Bedford, MA 02740

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