Building Confident Dads

Maine Boys to Men recognizes that fathers play a unique and important role in our mission to end male violence and advance gender equity.

Research shows the months prior to their child’s birth are when expectant fathers are most interested and receptive to support, education and transformative changes inspired by fatherhood; yet most programs for new and expectant parents are available to couples or mothers exclusively. With a 25-year history of providing community-based violence prevention programming that targets men and boys, Maine Boys to Men recognizes this unmet need and has been providing Boot Camp for New Dads® to Southern Maine families for the past ten years.

Chris attended Boot Camp for New Dads prior to his daughter’s birth in 2023, and shared these thoughts about his experience:

I would say that the most impactful portion of that program for me was the opportunity to speak to the “veteran dad” returning with his newborn … To have somebody come in fresh off that [birth] experience and be open and available to answer any questions and [be] humble, made me feel comfortable with my perceived ignorance around birth.”

With Boot Camp for New Dads, we’re building a supportive community where expectant fathers can share their experiences openly and gain confidence in their new roles as parents.

Join us for our next Boot Camp for New Dads!

Are you an expectant father? Do you want to feel confident in your new role, and have a chance to connect with other men going through the same experience? Join us for our next Boot Camp for New Dads on Saturday, July 20th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Portland. This half-day workshop is an invaluable opportunity for expectant dads to gain practical knowledge and build a strong foundation for fatherhood.

Here are the upcoming Boot Camp for New Dads dates:

●            July 20

●            August 17

●            September 28

Register for a 2024 Boot Camp here.

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