Arkansas Better Dads
There are thousands of dads who want to be better dads—and would be better dads if they had access to resources and materials to help them. Men need to be inspired and challenged to become better dads. They need to be able to quickly and easily access information about fatherhood. They need to believe they are capable of being a positive influence in their children’s lives. They need access to flexible and affordable family activities. They need to believe they can be better dads. The mission of Arkansas Better Dads (ABD) is to help men in the state of Arkansas be better dads. A program of First Assembly of God, North Little Rock, AR, Arkansas Better Dads strategically partners with churches and organizations. We do this through funding provided by a Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) grant. ABD also works with the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services (ADWS) and the Governor of the State of Arkansas. Arkansas Better Dads exists to inspire dads, provide instruction, and create opportunities for interaction with their families. Together with these partners, we collaborate to achieve the goal of serving fathers across the state. Our approach is comprehensive and works to serve fathers who are in difficult situations as well as raise public awareness of the critical role fathers play. These three initiatives are the main focus of the program: Inspiration, Instruction and Interaction.