OHEL Launches â€śDevoted Dadsâ€ť Support Group
New Parenting Workshop for Post-Divorce, Non-Residential Fathers
The problem of divorce in the Jewish world has gained much attention during the past several years. With divorce rates climbing at a significant rate in the Jewish community, there is a good chance you or someone you know needs guidance in the post-divorce world.
Various community seminars have addressed numerous divorce related topics, including the increasing rate of divorce, the possible reasons for it, and potential solutions to an amicable separation. However there is a dearth of services that address the specific needs of the post- divorce, non-residential parent - which for most Jewish divorced families, is the father.
OHEL Childrenâ€™s Home and Family Services is running a new workshop dedicated to meet this need â€“ called â€śDevoted Dadsâ€ť. This important parenting workshop for divorced, non-residential fathers will address the numerous concerns of those in this situation, such as how to enrich the visitation experience, how to stay connected to your own children from a distance and confronting stigma.
The workshop will be presented by Dov Wilkes, a therapist at OHELâ€™s Tikvah Center. Dov says about the event, â€śThis workshop will speak to the specific concerns of non-residential fathers and will provide them with the necessary skills and techniques that they can utilize in their parenting roleâ€ť.
OHELâ€™s Devoted Dads workshop launches on Wednesday, February 12, in the main OHEL office, located at 4510 16th Ave in Brooklyn. For more information or to register, simply visit www.ohelfamily.org/devoted, or call 800-603-OHEL
Since 1969, OHEL Childrenâ€™s Home and Family Services has served as a dependable haven of individual and family support, helping people of all ages surmount everyday challenges, heal from trauma, and manage with strength and dignity during times of crises. Driven by service excellence, OHELâ€™s professional staff meet the myriad social service needs of the general community, while at the same time providing culturally-sensitive services to the Jewish community, including Yiddish, Hebrew and Russian speakers. Through highly-rated foster care, developmental disability, mental health, and other programs and services, OHEL provides supportive housing, treatment, care coordination, education, outreach and much more to elevate lives and strengthen individuals and communities in New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, Florida, California and worldwide on the web. David Mandel is the CEO of OHEL.