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Please come out and join the Fresno EOC Proving Our Parenting Skills (POPS) program for our 2017 Father and Family Engagement Conference. Fathers/Parents and their children can participate in age/developmentally appropriate workshops that foster healthy connections, interactive play, and reinforce basic parenting skills. Participants will walk away with literature, and kits to take home and recreate activities they learned at the conference with their children to help promote the importance of…

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24/7 Dad Sessions Open This Fall

Posted on Oct 02, 2016

24/7 Dad™ is a nationally recognized program designed for any dad who wants to improve his knowledge and skills to help him raise healthy children. 24/7 Dad focuses on five characteristics a father needs to be a great dad 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The 24/7 Dad curriculum is an exciting and interactive way for fathers to gain knowledge and learn to use the necessary parenting skills to help improve their relationships with their children and their children’s mother. Come and be…

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Partial Supervised Visitation Assistance available to non-custodial fathers through the Fresno EOC Proving Our Parenting Skills (POPS) program and partially funded by First 5 Fresno County. Who is eligible? Non-Custodial Fathers With a Child 0-5 years of age Reside in Fresno/Madera County Have Court Order/Paperwork that states supervised visitation is required Upon meeting eligibility non-custodial fathers will: Be encouraged to sign-up for and attend 24/7 Dadclass held at…

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This summer 28 corpsmembers at the Fresno EOC Local Conservation Corps participated in 13 hours of healthy relationship building classes through the Fresno EOC Proving Our Parenting Skills (POPS) program, and made possible through funding from First 5 Fresno County. Initially many of them did not have a positive outlook on relationships, but as they spent more time learning the fundamental building blocks of a healthy relationship their views began to change. Love Notes evidence-based curriculum…

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POPS 2015 Fatherhood Conference

Posted on Aug 10, 2015

Fresno EOC, Proving Our Parenting Skill (POPS) 2015 Fatherhood Conference: Empowering Fathers

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On September 29, 2014, the Proving Our Parenting Skills (POPS) program held a Family Learning Night.  This is the first in a series of quarterly events that POPS will be hosting in an effort to provide fathers with parenting and relationship building education needed to strengthen both the bond with the child, and family unit as a whole.  Fourteen fathers, their significant others, and children were in present, which totaled 43 in attendance.  The evening began with a healthy…

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On January 24, 2014 J.D. Garza met with POPS corpsmembers at the Local Conservation Corps to present information about the Children’s Movement of Fresno's Ambassador Program. The Children’s Movement of Fresno believes that the well-being and education of our children in Fresno County must be the highest priority of government, business, non-profit institutions and families. The economic future of our county and the stability of the communities we live in depend on achieving this goal…

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Spotlight: Dillian Justice

Posted on Mar 13, 2014

“My son is the reason I’m graduating school this year, he is my motivation, and the reason I try every day to become a better man,” stated Dillan. Dillan was an AFLP Participant then his Case Manager David Beal informed him about the Employment & Training POPS program. He shares 50/50 custody of his son with his ex-girlfriend. “Because of my situation with my ex-girlfriend, I needed help with learning how to cope in a positive way when I’m feeling upset and…

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