Fatherhood Program

The goal of the Fatherhood Program is to help dads – and moms – understand the importance of fathers in the lives of their children. Bauer’s Fatherhood Program is open to men involved in services with the Department of Child Services (DCS) to ensure they have a role and a voice in the lives of their children.

Home Based Family Specialists work with fathers to support them in being successfully engaged in the services that will improve safety, stability, well-being and permanency for their children. The goal is to strengthen the relationships between a father and his children and the father’s engagement in the child welfare case so that the best long term outcomes can be achieved for children. Services include individual case management, education, supervised visits and connecting fathers to vital community resources.


  • Indiana Fatherhood Coalition