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Family Paths’ Fatherhood & Co-parenting: Beyond Conflict series

– Family Paths supports dads and father-figures by providing a dynamic and FREE 6-week series of classes called Fatherhood and Co-parenting: Beyond Conflict at our office in Oakland, CA. Guided by empathy, gratitude, reliability, and purpose, our curriculum is designed to build confidence and enhance dads’ ability to meet the challenges of the co-parenting experience. This program benefits fathers living in the home as well as those living separately. Led by Fatherhood Specialist, Michael Lewis, and featuring guest speakers from Alameda County Child Support Services and Family Court, dads in our classes learn how best to raise and nurture their kids, be a positive force in their children’s lives, how to effectively communicate with their co-parent, and how to navigate the Alameda County Family Court and Child Support systems. Funded by the Greater Good Science Center.


April 15 thru May 20 (ENGLISH) ~ Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm (location TBA) with Michael Lewis.

TO REGISTER: Call our Parenting Stress Helpline at 1-800-829-3777.

Check out this video featuring one of the dads from our inaugural series.

Family Paths’ Positive Parenting Classes

2020/2021 Classes – Our Positive Parenting classes will continue to be held online via Zoom for the foreseeable future. Once you call and register for a class, you will receive an email with details, Zoom link and instructions. Thank you for staying home and staying safe!

Thursdays, July 2 – September 17 (6:30-8:30pm for 12 weeks) with Otis Ward.

Mondays, July 6 – September 28 (6:30-8:30pm for 10 weeks; no class 9/7) with Michael Lewis.

Tuesdays, July 21 – August 25 (6:30-8:30pm for 6 weeks) in SPANISH with Juan Cuba.

Click HERE to see the full schedule of all Positive Parenting classes July 2020 through June 2021.

To register, call our Parenting Stress Helpline at 800-829-3777. Note: Referrals/requests for service are not accepted via email. Class details and Zoom link will be given via email after registration.

Other Classes & Workshops in the Community

Cafe Dad meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the Month from 5pm to 7pm, 1100 San Leandro Blvd., San Leandro, CA. Offered by Alameda County Family Health Services Fatherhood Initiative. For additional information, call (510) 667-4340.

Kaiser Permanente Children, Teens & Parenting Classes (Southern Alameda County)

The Father Circle @ 81st Ave Oakland Library – 6:00pm on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays each month; FREE (Register HERE)