Healthy Relationships California’s


for DADS

Healthy Relationships California’s


At R3 Academy, we focus on your three most important relationships – kids, partner or co-parent, and in the workplace.

R3 Academy for Dads

This workshop gives fathers the parenting tools, communication skills, relationship insights, and encouraging support to improve their relationships with their kids, co-parents, and their co-workers.

The R3 Academy for Dads is a 12-session workshop that focuses on:

  • Ways to CONNECT better with your kids!
  • Insights to IMPROVE all your relationships!
  • Tools to RESOLVE problems when they come up!
  • Tips to get a NEW job or a BETTER one!
  • Ideas to help your kids THRIVE in school & life!

Healthy Relationships California (HRC) has received Federal funding to offer life-changing, evidence-based programs at no charge to qualifying participants in California.

What Participants Say


“I thought my family was over. I learned skills that helped me work through the issues I had with the kids and even my wife. We have had a number of breakthroughs and our family is back on track.”


“I have learned to control my tongue when my kids are in conflict and need me to listen to them. Before this class, I would always try to give them a solution right away. Now I have become a better listener.”


“R3 Academy has helped me learn how to listen and communicate better with my children and wife. I haven’t been having the difficult conflicts that there used to be after trying to resolve problems with homework or chores.”


“I learned to be more tolerant, respectful and accepting of my children’s choices and behaviors.”


“[I] learned a life-changing way of bonding with kids and wife. More aware of my actions and responsibility in raising and nurturing my kids. Actively practicing learning in my day-to-day interactions with my family.”


“I learned that being an active parent not only improves your relationship with your kids, but it also improves it with your spouse and even friends and neighbors.”


“I learned how to be a better father to my kids. I know it sounds simple but I had no idea how much I was lacking as a father until I took this class.”


“The relationship with my wife and children has vastly improved after taking this class. Our relationship has become more intimate. I feel like we are closer and that we are on the same page as co-parents with our children.”


“I feel that [my kids] can open up to me more and that I am on their side and that they actually have a voice. The kids feel empowered.”


“There is now more open communication with my children, and I know that they trust me more as their father.”


“Things were slipping with all aspects of my family relationships. I was acting like my father did and was afraid things would never recover. Now, thanks to the R3 Academy Dads program, my relationship with the kids is better than ever!”


“I now feel more confident as a father.”


“A better way of communicating with not only family members, but society in general. Better interaction with a group of peers in at least one category, fathering. The academy has the ability to have real change in an adult man, who lacked the necessary, total skills to parent effectively.”


“Know more about child development stage and power listening their needs and thoughts, more cooperative with my wife regarding raise children with good behavior. Recognize child’s frustration then encourage him instead of telling him what he is doing wrong.”


“I now sit down to talk to my children as if we were friends. This has opened up the communication in our family.”


“I have learned a lot about my personal deficiencies as a father and I take ownership of them. Since attending this class I have successfully strengthened my relationships with my kids & my wife.”


“We are happier now and the times we spend as a family are amazingly better.”


“My relationship with my children has drastically improved. I now understand that everything I say or do is being modeled by them.”


“This class opened my eyes to be a more patient father and more involved as well; this way, I don’t leave all of the parenting for my wife.”


“I work as a team with my wife for the benefit of our children.”

Upcoming Workshop Schedule

Choose the workshop format that works best for you. Each formats provide 12-weeks of Relationship Education focused on concrete, proven skills.

All participants receive workbooks and other course materials via mail.

Online: On-Demand

Set your schedule with new sessions unlocked every week, available over 14 days.

Click a box below to start the enrollment process.

Dates: July 3, 2024 – September 18, 2024
Time: New Content Every Wednesday
Apply By: June 19

Dates: July 10, 2024 – September 25, 2024
Time: New Content Every Wednesday
Apply By: June 26

Dates: July 17, 2024 – October 2, 2024
Time: New Content Every Wednesday
Apply By: July 3

Dates: July 24, 2024 – October 9, 2024
Time: New Content Every Wednesday
Apply By: July 10

Live: In-person

Attend a live and in person workshop with other fathers in a traditional class setting.

Click a box below for more info on each workshop.

City: Downey
Dates: July 8 – September 30, 2024
Instructor: Marba R.
Time: Mondays 7:00pm-9:00pm
Apply Before: June 24
Language: Spanish

City: Fremont
Dates: July 9 – October 1, 2024
Instructor: Dan M.
Time: Tuesdays 6:00pm-8:00pm
Apply Before: June 25
Language: English

City: Downey
Dates: July 13 – August 17, 2024
Instructor: Rosi J.
Time: Saturdays 9:00am-1:00pm
Apply Before: June 29
Language: English

City: Chula Vista
Dates: July 31 – September 4, 2024
Instructor: David D.
Time: Wednesdays 6:00pm-10:00pm
Apply Before: July 17
Language: Spanish

City: Arbuckle
Dates: August 22 – November 14, 2024
Instructor: Ana Alicia J.
Time: Thursdays 6:30pm-8:30pm
Apply Before: August 8
Language: Spanish

Counties for Live Locations

older dad on laptop, laptop features R3 instructor

Livestream: Zoom

Participate via Zoom, along with other fathers, from the comfort of your home.

Click a box below for more info on each workshop.

Dates: July 17 – October 2, 2024
Instructor: Ana Alicia J.
Time: Wednesdays 6:30pm-8:30pm
Begin Enroll by: July 3
Language: Spanish

Dates: August 27- November 12, 2024
Instructor: James F.
Time: Tuesdays 6:30pm-8:30pm
Begin Enroll by: August 13
Language: English

What to Expect


Highly Effective Curricula

Research has shown our programs help participants meaningfully and effectively engage in and improve their relationships.


Easy-to-Use Skills

Practical skills to take from the “classroom” and use in the family room.


Experiential Learning

Course combines group discussions, one-on-one and small group exercises, interactive lectures, and high-quality videos.


Ongoing Support

Our R3 Academy Coaches check in by phone throughout the course to offer support.


High-Quality Products

Participants receive workbooks and R3 Academy swag, including an R3 Academy polo shirt.

No-Cost Experience

The course, the materials, and the products are fully paid for by a Federal grant.

Enroll Today!

The application process has four essential steps.


    • Step #1. Fill out and submit the Eligibility Survey, no later than 14 days prior to the workshop start date.
    • Step #2. Agree to the Privacy Statement sent via email. Expect at least 2 people to contact you prior to the email.
    • Step #3. Complete the Demographic Survey with a team member over the phone.
    • Step #4. Complete the Relationship Survey with a team member over the phone. (Steps 3 and 4 can be completed in the same call).


There is limited space in livestream and in-person workshops. You may not get into your preferred workshop if you do not apply well in advance.

Frequently Asked Questions

What's the cost for this workshop?

The R3 Academy is available for FREE to adult dads (18+ years old) residing in California.

How long is the workshop?
The R3 Academy is a 24-hour workshop. Livestream workshops meet in two-hour sessions, typically once a week for 12 weeks. Live workshops can be either two-hour weekly sessions for 12 weeks or four-hour weekly sessions for six weeks. The On-Demand learning method delivers a two-hour session to your Inbox each week, which you can complete at any time during the following 14 days.
How will I be contacted by the R3 Academy team?
Participants attending a free R3 Academy workshop will receive phone calls, texts, and emails from an R3 Academy Participant Representative and an R3 Academy Coach throughout the workshop. Participant Reps guide applicants through the application process and send weekly class reminders. Coaches offer additional support and resources. Workshop materials will be shipped to participants via USPS or another common carrier.
What if I miss a Live or Livestream class?
Attendance at the first session of any Live or Livestream R3 Academy is mandatory. If you are not able to attend the first session, we can transfer you to a future R3 Academy workshop or you can opt for the On-Demand format.

After the first class, you can make-up up to two sessions by watching a video presentation of the material you missed. These make-up videos will count toward your overall attendance, and can help you earn the incentives for attending at least 90% of the workshop.

What incentives do you offer?
For completing the Entrance and Exit Survey, participants receive a $25 gift card. If the participant attends 90% of the workshop classes, they can receive an additional $50 gift card. Another $25 gift card is given if participants complete a 4-month Follow-up Survey.


The R3 Academy Customer Service Line is available 24/7. Leave a message at (877) 989-7501 and a R3 Academy representative will respond within 2-business days.
These programs teach valuable relationship skills that have been helpful to many! These programs are not, however, intended for treatment of domestic violence, drug or alcohol abuse, or other addictions. If you are experiencing any of these in your relationship, we urge you to seek additional support. if you need help with domestic violence:


Funding for this project was provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Grant: #90ZJ0046. These services are available to all eligible persons, regardless of race, gender, age, disability, or religion.

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.

Healthy Relationships California (HRC) is currently conducting a study to understand how the R3 Academy for Dads benefits fathers. Participation in this research study is completely voluntary. Participants are compensated based on achieving attendance milestones and survey participation.