improving the lives of each child and family by providing family center Services and assistance!
Guided Supervised Visit program is a new innovative program offered in Polk County Iowa. The GSV program utilized Masters level clinicians where staff utilizes a variety of skills and techniques in working with fathers to encourage positive interactions with their children. Staff work to increase the Fathers knowledge and understanding of child development; increase involvement and interactions with the child(ren); increase sensitivity to babies cues; improve communication skills; and increase understanding of appropriate age/developmental play and discipline techniques.
These specialized Fatherhood classes are designed to help strengthen parental skills and involvement of men who are living apart from their children. On-going weekly classes based on the National Center for Fathering Quenching the Father Thrist Curriculum offers support in such areas as health and nutrition, effective communication, being a positive role model, co-parenting, financial education and community resources.
Other Fatherhood Services