Graduation ceremony held for Nurturing Fathers Program

Hampden County

A local organization is working to break stereotypes of father-child relationships. 

A graduation ceremony was held Wednesday night for the Nurturing Fathers Program led by the Center for Human Development. It’s a 16-week program dedicated to helping fathers connect with their children.

The program’s facilitator, Steven Acevedo, told 22News fathers are often seen as the provider and protector of the family but fathers are much more than that.

“How to connect with the children, how to guide them, discipline them without fear or violence, teaching them empathy,” said Acevedo.

The Nurturing Fathers Program mostly works with men in local homeless shelters.

Wednesday night’s graduation celebration was held at the Munich Haus in Chicopee.

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