Fatherhood Curricula

Effective fatherhood programs use evidence-based curricula.  Just as there are a variety of fathers, there are many curriculum and programs from which to choose.  The following curricula have been used by OCF-funded fatherhood programs.  Many of the organizations that sell these curriculum also offer training on how to use them most effectively.  For more information about the curriculum click on the links.
 
Fatherhood Development Curriculum, developed by National Partnership for Community Leadership, is a two-day certification training session designed to increase the capacity of individuals and agencies to become successful professionals in working with fathers and mothers (parents from diverse backgrounds and community settings. This training certification provides the knowledge and skills to enable individuals and agency staff to successfully implement a co-parenting program. Read More...
 

On My Shoulders™- On My Shoulders is an interactive curriculum designed to equip men with the skills for healthy relationships, especially with their children. Themes include: communication, stress, co-parenting, commitment, discipline and gratitude. Read More...

Nurturing Fathers™- The Nurturing Fathers Program (NFP) is a 13-week training course designed to teach parenting and nurturing skills to men. Each 2 ½ hour class provides proven, effective skills for healthy family relationships and child development. NFP has been successfully implemented in Schools, Head Start, Churches, State DSS, Prisons, Halfway Houses, Prevent Child Abuse, Parenting and Counseling Centers, Military, Community Action Agencies and many other locations. Read More...

Fathering in 15™- This 15 session online course is designed for fathers who need to do their coursework remotely.  Each session is 15 minutes long.  Read More...

24/7 Dad®- The National Fatherhood Initiative's flagship fatherhood curriculum is used by organizations across the country to train fathers to be involved, responsible and committed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Complete Program Kits include everything you need to successfully market, run, and evaluate the program. Spanish fathering handbooks available for both. Read More...

InsideOut Dad®- State and federal prisons, pre-release programs, workforce development initiatives, and more are using InsideOut Dad® to prepare inmates for successful reentry. Over 300 organizations/facilities in all 50 states are currently using this evidence-based, life-changing program for incarcerated fathers. Read More...

Boot Camp for New Dads®-  Boot Camp (aka Daddy Boot Camp®) is a unique father-to-father, community-based workshop that inspires and equips men of different economic levels, ages and cultures to become confidently engaged with their infants, support their co-parents and personally navigate their transformation into dads. Read More...

Father Factor™- This 12-week course designed for fathers is dedicated to strengthening and honoring the role of today's fathers. Father Factor recognizes that fathers have unique qualities, strengths and talents that make them critical to their children's healthy growth and development. Read More...

Love Notes 3.0 - Unplanned pregnancy, single parenting, and troubled relationships are a serious threat to the well-being and futures of many young adults, as well as to their children.  Love Notes 3.0 was created for young people ages 15 to 24. In the 13 lessons, participants discover, often for the first time, how to make wise choices about partners, sex, relationships, pregnancy, the important role of a father, and more. Read more…

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Free Curriculum Training:  Nurturing Fathers Curriculum Training (Virtual 3-Day Training) on June 24, 25, 26, 2020