Mom as Gateway™
Studies show that mother’s perceptions greatly influence father’s involvement; therefore mothers are a key factor for getting fathers involved. When both parents can effectively co-parent together, their children benefit greatly.
What is the Mom As Gateway™ Workshop?
This workshop helps you break down barriers between mothers and fathers by addressing what is known as Maternal Gatekeeping - when a mother’s beliefs about a father, as well as her behaviors, hinder a father’s involvement - and facilitate helpful discussions and efforts towards co-parenting.
How Is It Used?
Intended for use as stand-alone workshops or as supplemental sessions to your fatherhood programming, Mom As Gateway ™ is an affordable method for delivering fatherhood programming in as little as 3-4 hours.
What's Included in the Workshop Manual
The Mom As Gateway™ Manual includes everything you need to easily facilitate your program. The manual includes an easy-to-use, step-by-step description on how to conduct each session and includes all of the handouts for each session that you can photocopy. The Mom As Gateway™ downloadable workshop manual is in PDF format and provides you with a 3-session workshop for moms that can be used alone or as a companion program with National Fatherhood Initiative’s 24/7 Dad™ or other fathering programs.
Using this workshop manual, facilitators bring moms together for three sessions:
- The Role of the Gatekeeper
- Power and Control in Relationships Between Men & Women
- Minimize Excessive Gatekeeping
Do you have any tips for facilitating Mom As Gateway™?
Most mothers are not familiar with the term "maternal gatekeeping" and may be confused by the language of "Mom As Gateway", so it’s a good idea to promote the sessions as a way that moms can learn how to help dad get involved. Promotions for Mom As Gateway™ sessions should also inform moms on why dad needs to be involved by pointing out relevant research and statistics.
Mom as Gateway is available for $19.95. Download now.
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