Ways for dads to seek parenting help and support

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Ways for dads to seek parenting help and support

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What kind of help can a father seek when they feel they are not doing a good job as a father? One of the most important things is that many fathers don't feel like it is okay to ask for help. It is really important to help fathers feel it's okay to ask for help. There are a lot of different ways to ask for help. It can be formal or informal. Fathers can try to increase their social support and reach out to their friends. Fathers can reach out to their partner and try to get support from partners. Fathers can also go to more formal ways of getting help. Fathers can reach clergy, if they have a religious affiliations. Fathers can attend men or fathers groups. They are becoming more popular and powerful. Fathers can also go to physicians or seek professional help from a therapist to help them with any type of issues, concerns or problems about being a father.

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Chen Oren, PhD

Psychologist & Author

Chen Z. Oren, PhD, is a psychologist with a private practice in Westlake Village, CA. He is also a researcher, author, and speaker. Dr. Oren specializes in the psychology of men, fathers, and athletes.  He counsels men, women, couples, and athletes and co-leads a weekly men's group.   Dr. Oren’s work with men and fathers is focused on understanding their own experiences, challenges, and strengths to help them become fathers.  He serves on the board of the American Psychological Association, Division 51, the Study of the Psychology or Men and Masculinity.  He speaks locally and nationally on issues related to men and fathering issues, diversity, and effective counseling.  His book, Counseling Fathers (Routledge), is designed to bridge the gap between fathers and professional helpers. He has ongoing research on fathers and therapy that looks closely at the experiences of fathers to better understand their strengths and their struggles. Dr. Oren received his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from USC.

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