Fathers’ Uplift Services Now Covered Through Insurance

Boston-based Organization First in the Country to Offer Clinical Intervention Targeting Paternal Relationships

BOSTON, Mass. - February 22, 2017 - Traditionally, parental mental health services target mothers, especially during the prenatal and postpartum stages of parenthood. However, the mental health of fathers is often overlooked, even though the birth of a child presents significant life changes for them as well.

Fathers’ Uplift, the nation’s first Outpatient Mental Health Center for Child, Paternal Health, and Male Engagement, was established to provide fathers with the clinical mental health care to more easily adjust to the challenges, emotions, and needs of becoming and being a father.

Fathers’ Uplift announced that it has taken the next step in this journey, earning certification as Massachusetts’ first agency accepted as a provider for outpatient services exclusively for fathers and families with the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership and Beacon Health Options.

Under this new status, the services provided by Fathers’ Uplift are covered by the following health insurance plans:

  • Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership

  • Beacon Health Strategies

    • Boston Medical Center Health Net

    • Fallon Community Health Plan

    • GIC (Unicare and Tufts)

    • Health New England

    • Neighborhood Health Plan

    • Senior Whole Health

    • Tufts Health Plan

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Cigna

  • EAP (Employee Assistance Program)

  • Harvard Pilgrim

  • United Behavioral Health

Today, Fathers’ Uplift offers services to guide both men and families through three stages of fatherhood: pre-father education, fatherhood preparation, and fatherhood re-engagement. The team’s social work clinicians, who specialize in trauma, anger management, group counseling, individual counseling, and child and family counseling, provide clinical support to fathers and their families.

The organization also leads fathers’ retreats and provides coaching to fathers to help them overcome the challenges and barriers they may encounter that would prevent them from remaining engaged in their children’s lives.

“We’re excited to announce we’ve become Massachusetts’ first outpatient mental health center for child, paternal health, and male engagement,” said Charles Clayton Daniels, Jr., CEO and founder of Fathers’ Uplift. “This certification will help us serve even more families in Massachusetts. At Fathers’ Uplift we believe fathers can have a powerful and positive impact upon the development and health of their children. We’re here to help each father reach their potential for themselves and the children in their lives.”

Fathers’ Uplift is looking to expand its staff of clinicians so it can scale to meet the needs of a greater number of Massachusetts’ fathers and families. Those interested in becoming a part of Massachusetts’ first outpatient mental health center for child, paternal health, and male engagement can send resumes and cover letters to team@fathersuplift.org.

About Fathers’ Uplift

Fathers’ Uplift works to assist fathers in overcoming barriers (financial barriers, addiction barriers, oppressive barriers, emotional barriers and traumatic barriers) that prevent them from remaining engaged in their children’s lives. Fathers have a powerful and positive impact upon the development and health of children. Fathers' Uplift is here to help each father reach their potential for themselves and the children in their lives.

 

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About Charles

Charles is tirelessly motivated to identify the problems that are preventing men from being in their children's lives and finding powerful, sustainable ways to help fathers work through those problems in order to re-engage and remain engaged. Charles is inspired by these wise words, from his mentor, Dr. Anthony Owens from Daytona Beach, Florida: "Don’t let your negative determine your future—keep pushing."