COVID-19 has made for an attention-grabbing 12 months in Routt County. The virus and associated public well being laws disadvantaged locals from participating our pals and neighbors within the methods we have been used to and, on the identical time, numerous new households have joined our group, in search of a optimistic change of their lifestyle.
The earlier 16 months have been a tough expertise as well being considerations, unemployment and adjusting to homeschooling have been within the forefront of oldsters’ minds. With the pandemic seemingly making its method into the rearview mirror, households — each new and previous — are popping out of hibernation, able to benefit from the nice choices of our county.
As we put together to step into a brand new regular, we must always take time to mirror on how this era has impacted our collective psychological well being and assist programs. Moreover, we’ll must be intentional on how we re-acclimate to our previous routines and habits as they is likely to be rusty and wish some updating to fulfill the evolving calls for of our household and group.
This summer season, the Fatherhood Program of Routt County will probably be internet hosting the Nurturing Fathers Program, an eight-week, evidence-based program that helps develop the parenting and nurturing abilities of males in Routt County. Since 2014, the NFP has been an integral a part of the Fatherhood Program and gives an ideal alternative for dads to attach, and construct a dependable community to assist each other.
Youngster care and dinner will probably be offered at every in-person session, giving companions an evening off every Thursday throughout this system. To accommodate those that don’t really feel comfy with assembly in particular person, the occasion will probably be accessible through Zoom, in addition to in-person in Steamboat Springs with a location to be decided.
Each week, we’ll work collectively to handle present points confronted by the group, along with discussing quite a lot of essential matters that impression our means to be a accomplice and a guardian, together with:
• How our childhood experiences impression our parenting
• Managing stress
• Efficient self-discipline
• Modeling feelings
• Teamwork with our accomplice or ex-partner
• Communication and downside fixing
We invite dads, new and previous to the group, to hitch us. It’s an ideal alternative to construct new connections and sharpen the parenting ability set to face the challenges forward.