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2015 National Fatherhood Initiative
1
All About the 24/7 Dad® Programs,
Now in their 3rd Edition
2015 National Fatherhood Initiative
Objectives
2
 Brief Overview of the Programs
 Answer the Questions
 What hasn’t ch...
2015 National Fatherhood Initiative
Characteristics of the
24/7 Dad®
The 24/7 Dad® programs focus on 5
characteristics th...
2015 National Fatherhood Initiative
Self-Awareness
The 24/7 Dad is aware of himself as a
man and aware of the significant...
2015 National Fatherhood Initiative
Caring for SelfThe 24/7 Dad is a man who takes care of himself. This
means:
 getting...
2015 National Fatherhood Initiative
Fathering Skills
The 24/7 Dad is very aware of the significant
role he has in the fam...
2015 National Fatherhood Initiative
Parenting Skills
The 24/7 Dad is a nurturing parent who
clearly understands and accep...
2015 National Fatherhood Initiative
Relationship Skills
The 24/7 Dad works to build and maintain
healthy and supportive r...
2015 National Fatherhood Initiative
Programs Description &
Format
Format generates
weekly patterns of learning
where fath...
2015 National Fatherhood Initiative
Topics/Sessions: 24/7 Dad A.M.
 Family History
 What it Means to be a
Man
 Showing...
2015 National Fatherhood Initiative
Topics/Sessions: 24/7 Dad P.M.
 Fathering and the 24/7
Dad
 Boyhood to Manhood
 De...
2015 National Fatherhood Initiative
Structure/Design of Each Session
 3 objectives for every session
 Increase awarenes...
2015 National Fatherhood Initiative
Evaluation Tools
 Closing, Comments, and Evaluation
 Measures fathers’acquisition o...
2015 National Fatherhood Initiative
Impact of the Program
 Independent research shows that 24/7 Dad®:
 Improves fathers...
2015 National Fatherhood Initiative
Why the 3rd Editions?
15
 It was time!
 NFI released the 2nd Editions in 2010 (1st ...
2015 National Fatherhood Initiative
Process to Create 3rd Editions
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 Tracked feedback from facilitators and NFI staff ...
2015 National Fatherhood Initiative
Process to Create 3rd Editions, continued
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 Tracked and analyzed qualitative and q...
2015 National Fatherhood Initiative
Changes: Components, tried and true
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 Facilitator’s and father’s resources
 Facil...
2015 National Fatherhood Initiative
Changes: Components, new & improved
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 Facilitator’s Manual: Program Guide
 Inform...
2015 National Fatherhood Initiative
Changes: Components, new & improved
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 Facilitator’s Manual: Session Guide
 More t...
2015 National Fatherhood Initiative
Changes: Components, new & improved
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 Facilitator’s Manual: Session Guide, continu...
2015 National Fatherhood Initiative
Changes: Components, new & improved
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 Fathering Handbook
 My 24/7 Dad® Worksheet
...
2015 National Fatherhood Initiative
Changes: Components, new & improved
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 CD-ROM
 Optional Introductory Session
 Eas...
2015 National Fatherhood Initiative
Changes: Components, new & improved
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 24/7 Dad® To Go App
 Android-based (no iPho...
2015 National Fatherhood Initiative
Why Should I Use the 3rd Editions?
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 Integrates latest research on effective behav...
2015 National Fatherhood Initiative
Training
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 Facilitator training not required, but highly encouraged
 1 and 2-day ...
2015 National Fatherhood Initiative
Training, continued
27
 One-on-one, customized training with an NFI staffer or
maste...
2015 National Fatherhood Initiative
Cost
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 Pre-release
 $449 per kit through February 5th ($200 off)
 Use the saving...
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24/7 Dad® 3rd Edition Overview

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Developed by parenting and fatherhood experts, 24/7 Dad® is run by organizations across the nation serving fathers and families as 12, 2-hour sessions in a group setting or in a one-on-one home-based program, teaching men the characteristics they need to be good fathers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Research shows that 24/7 Dad® successfully changes fathers’ attitudes, knowledge, and skills- and is designed to equip fathers with the self-awareness, compassion, and sense of responsibility that every good parent needs.

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24/7 Dad® 3rd Edition Overview

  1. 1. 2015 National Fatherhood Initiative 1 All About the 24/7 Dad® Programs, Now in their 3rd Edition
  2. 2. 2015 National Fatherhood Initiative Objectives 2  Brief Overview of the Programs  Answer the Questions  What hasn’t changed?  What’s new and improved?  Why should I use the 3rd Edition?  Learn About  Why NFI created the 3rd Editions  Process NFI used to create the 3rd Editions  Changes and additions  Training on the curricula  Cost and how to purchase the curricula
  3. 3. 2015 National Fatherhood Initiative Characteristics of the 24/7 Dad® The 24/7 Dad® programs focus on 5 characteristics that exemplify the traits and qualities of a devoted and nurturing father. Self- Awareness Caring for Self Fathering Skills Parenting Skills Relationship Skills Characteristics of the 24/7 Dad
  4. 4. 2015 National Fatherhood Initiative Self-Awareness The 24/7 Dad is aware of himself as a man and aware of the significant impact he has in his family. The 24/7 Dad asks: How well am I doing in knowing myself? Self- Awareness Caring for Self Fathering Skills Parenting Skills Relationship Skills Characteristics: Self-Awareness
  5. 5. 2015 National Fatherhood Initiative Caring for SelfThe 24/7 Dad is a man who takes care of himself. This means:  getting annual physicals  eating the proper foods  exercising to stay in shape  learning new and interesting facts about the world  having a strong spiritual connection with his community, and  choosing friends that reinforce healthy choices. The 24/7 Dad asks: How well am I doing taking care of myself? Self- Awareness Caring for Self Fathering Skills Parenting Skills Relationship Skills Characteristics: Caring for Self
  6. 6. 2015 National Fatherhood Initiative Fathering Skills The 24/7 Dad is very aware of the significant role he has in the family. He is a positive role model. He understands that fathers are involved in the daily lives of their children, if at all possible. The 24/7 Dad asks: How well am I doing being a Father? Self- Awareness Caring for Self Fathering Skills Parenting Skills Relationship Skills Characteristics: Fathering Skills
  7. 7. 2015 National Fatherhood Initiative Parenting Skills The 24/7 Dad is a nurturing parent who clearly understands and accepts the importance his parenting skills have in developing the physical, emotional, intellectual, social, spiritual, and creative needs of his children. The 24/7 Dad asks: How well am I doing being a parent? Self- Awareness Caring for Self Fathering Skills Parenting Skills Relationship Skills Characteristics: Parenting Skills
  8. 8. 2015 National Fatherhood Initiative Relationship Skills The 24/7 Dad works to build and maintain healthy and supportive relationships with his children, wife, family, friends, and community. The 24/7 Dad asks: How well am I doing in my relationships? Self- Awareness Caring for Self Fathering Skills Parenting Skills Relationship Skills Characteristics: Relationship Skills
  9. 9. 2015 National Fatherhood Initiative Programs Description & Format Format generates weekly patterns of learning where fathers can predict upcoming program activities. Covers universal aspects of fatherhood and follows a consistent format for 12 weeks - One 2-hour session/per week; more than one session can be delivered in a week. We recommend that no more than 10-12 fathers constitute a group. We strongly recommend that two facilitators— a primary facilitator and a co-facilitator—facilitate a group. 24/7 Dad® is comprised of two programs: 24/7 Dad® A.M. and 24/7 Dad® P.M. Programs Description and Format
  10. 10. 2015 National Fatherhood Initiative Topics/Sessions: 24/7 Dad A.M.  Family History  What it Means to be a Man  Showing and Handling Feelings  Men’s Health  Communication  The Father’s Role  Discipline  Children’s Growth  Getting Involved  Working with Mom and Co-Parenting  Dads and Work  My 24/7 Dad® Checklist
  11. 11. 2015 National Fatherhood Initiative Topics/Sessions: 24/7 Dad P.M.  Fathering and the 24/7 Dad  Boyhood to Manhood  Dealing with Anger  Knowing Myself  Family Ties  Sex, Love, and Relationships  Power and Control  Competition and Fathering  Improving My Communication Skills  Fun with the Kids  Stress, Alcohol, and Work  My 24/7 Dad® Checklist
  12. 12. 2015 National Fatherhood Initiative Structure/Design of Each Session  3 objectives for every session  Increase awareness, knowledge, and capacity (skills)  Session description  What session covers  24/7 Dad characteristics addressed  Pre-session procedures  Preparing flip charts, materials and handouts, grouping fathers for activities, etc.  Each activity  Facilitators goal  Learning competencies (1-3) for fathers  Awareness, knowledge, capacity/skill-building  Procedures to carry it out Capacity
  13. 13. 2015 National Fatherhood Initiative Evaluation Tools  Closing, Comments, and Evaluation  Measures fathers’acquisition of the learning competencies taught during the session.  Helps fathers identify the most pertinent things they learned and the likelihood they will use what they learned.  24/7 Dad® Fathering Survey™  Measures effectiveness of the programs after fathers complete them. If used pre- and post-program, shows how fathers‘self- efficacy (skills), attitudes, and knowledge changed during the course of the programs. Evaluation Tools
  14. 14. 2015 National Fatherhood Initiative Impact of the Program  Independent research shows that 24/7 Dad®:  Improves fathers’ pro-fathering knowledge, confidence, and self- efficacy (skills) in all 5 characteristics  Visit www.fatherhood.org/evaluation to download reports  Stories of Impact  Independently video testimonials created by organizations that use the programs  NFI’s Fatherhood Changes Everything videos of fathers who have participated in the programs  Visit www.fatherhood.org/how-we-measure-impact to view Program Impact/Effectiveness
  15. 15. 2015 National Fatherhood Initiative Why the 3rd Editions? 15  It was time!  NFI released the 2nd Editions in 2010 (1st Editions in 2003)  Facilitators and NFI staff have learned much about ways to improve the programs  NFI staff have learned more, based on research and evidence, about how to help fathers become involved, responsible, committed  Improving our programs is critical for effectiveness and customer service  No other nationally-available fathering program/curriculum has undergone two major revisions
  16. 16. 2015 National Fatherhood Initiative Process to Create 3rd Editions 16  Tracked feedback from facilitators and NFI staff since inception of 2nd Editions in 2010  Typos and other grammatical errors  Effectiveness of activities  Requests for additional tools  Enhance learning  Increase engagement  Increase retention  Feedback from participants in 24/7 Dad® Training Institutes  More than 1,600 facilitators trained from 2010-2014
  17. 17. 2015 National Fatherhood Initiative Process to Create 3rd Editions, continued 17  Tracked and analyzed qualitative and quantitative data of impact on fathers since inception of 1st Editions in 2003  Monitored research on behavior change for fit/application
  18. 18. 2015 National Fatherhood Initiative Changes: Components, tried and true 18  Facilitator’s and father’s resources  Facilitator’s Manual  Program Guide  Session Guide  Fathering Handbook  CD-ROM  Handouts  Evaluation tool with worksheet and scoring instructions  Marketing materials  Spanish-language versions on NFI website @ http://www.fatherhood.org/247-Dad-3rd-Ed-Resources  Press release
  19. 19. 2015 National Fatherhood Initiative Changes: Components, new & improved 19  Facilitator’s Manual: Program Guide  Information on the behavior-change theories that contribute to the framework of the programs  Revised Logic Model  Background on enhancements to 3rd Editions: emphasis on habit formation  Additional recommended reading to enhance facilitation skills  Updates on NFI resources to enhance effectiveness of program, that facilitate additional fathering- and relationship-skills development, and that improve organizations’ ability to implement an effective 24/7 Dad® program
  20. 20. 2015 National Fatherhood Initiative Changes: Components, new & improved 20  Facilitator’s Manual: Session Guide  More than 30 optional videos to each program: 20 animated videos and 10 Stories of Impact  Animated videos used during each session (warm-up activity and 1 other activity)  Stories of Impact reflect success of program from diverse dads’ points of view: used during first few sessions to increase retention  Select and combine Stories of Impact most relevant for your dads  View samples of animated videos @ http://www.fatherhood.org/247-Dad- 3rd-Ed-Resources  View Stories of Impact videos @ www.fatherhood.org/stories-of-impact and www.fatherhood.org/fatherhood-changes-everything
  21. 21. 2015 National Fatherhood Initiative Changes: Components, new & improved 21  Facilitator’s Manual: Session Guide, continued  My 24/7 Dad® Checklist  Increases dads’ ability to ingrain pro-fathering habits through deliberate practice  Integrated into each session and becomes focal point of final session  Dads customize the checklist to make it relevant (i.e. practical)  Hard copy, online (PDF), and Android-app versions (24/7 Dad® To Go)  Let’s take a closer look
  22. 22. 2015 National Fatherhood Initiative Changes: Components, new & improved 22  Fathering Handbook  My 24/7 Dad® Worksheet  Worksheet integrated into end of each session  Dads customize to make it relevant (i.e. practical)  Use worksheets from Sessions 1-11 to create final checklist during Session 12  2 tear-away (perforated) reminder cards inside front cover  5 Characteristics of a 24/7 Dad  10 Affirmations for your Kids  Reminder to use checklist  Place one on refrigerator, one in wallet, etc. or keep one, and give one to another dad/friend  Pocket cards inside Spanish Fathering Handbooks, too  Let’s take a closer look
  23. 23. 2015 National Fatherhood Initiative Changes: Components, new & improved 23  CD-ROM  Optional Introductory Session  Eases dads into program  Learn more about dads that comprise each unique group: helps facilitators customize programs  Identifies motivators for enrollment and retention  Use what was learned throughout program, especially during Session 12  My 24/7 Dad® Checklist  All handouts, pre- and post-survey, and checklist in Spanish  Online and app version of checklist only in English  DVD  Includes all 60+ videos for A.M. and P.M. programs  Formatted for use on PCs, Macs, and TV DVD players
  24. 24. 2015 National Fatherhood Initiative Changes: Components, new & improved 24  24/7 Dad® To Go App  Android-based (no iPhone version… yet)  Majority of men prefer and make up lion’s share of Android-based smartphones users  Vast majority of individuals and men in low-income neighborhoods use Android-based smartphones  Can be used on any Android-based device (e.g. tablet)  Includes  24/7 Dad® Checklist that, as dads complete actions, refreshes automatically based on frequency (daily, weekly, monthly, one-time)  Maintains history of actions accomplished for easy reference  Dads can set reminder to use checklist (e.g. reminded every Sunday)  Information on and links to free NFI resources  Free download at Google Play (https://play.google.com)  Let’s take a closer look
  25. 25. 2015 National Fatherhood Initiative Why Should I Use the 3rd Editions? 25  Integrates latest research on effective behavior change  Emphasis on helping dads channel/apply what they learn into practical actions customized to their unique situations  Greater focus on helping dads ingrain the habits of an involved, responsible, committed dad  More engaging content that enhances learning and enjoyment (for dads and facilitators), and retention in the program  Every resource for dads now available in Spanish  New tools  Introductory Session  My 24/7 Dad® Checklist  60+ videos (30 per program)  24/7 Dad® To Go App  Reminder/reference cards
  26. 26. 2015 National Fatherhood Initiative Training 26  Facilitator training not required, but highly encouraged  1 and 2-day live, on-site training institutes for organizations  1-day can emphasize facilitating sessions or implementation of programs (primarily recruitment, retention, sustainability)  2-day emphasizes facilitation and implementation  NFI Headquarters training for individuals offered twice per year  Webinar option offered twice per year
  27. 27. 2015 National Fatherhood Initiative Training, continued 27  One-on-one, customized training with an NFI staffer or master trainer  Can emphasize facilitation or implementation within unique setting  For more information  Visit www.fatherhood.org/training  Email programsupport@fatherhood.org
  28. 28. 2015 National Fatherhood Initiative Cost 28  Pre-release  $449 per kit through February 5th ($200 off)  Use the savings to purchase the A.M. program w/booster sessions for non-custodial dads!  $599 for the 24/7 Dad® A.M. Kit with booster sessions  After-release  $549 through March 31st ($100 off)  Regular pricing  $649 starting April 1st  NFI will continue to sell 2nd Edition handbooks through December 31, 2015  To purchase, visit www.fathersource.org

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