Fatherhood Curricula

Effective fatherhood programs use evidence-based curricula.  Just as there are a variety of fathers there are many curriculum and programs to choose from.  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.

 

On My Shoulders- On My Shoulders is a unique, 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 is an evidence – based, 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 others. Read More...

 

The Art of Positive Parenting (TAPP)- The Art of Positive Parenting program (TAPP) focuses on helping parents create a healthy, mutually respectful family environment. Founded in 1978, TAPP has helped tens of thousands of parents learn how to use positive communication skills with their children, resulting in a strong foundation for building children’s self esteem and parent-child relationships that grow stronger through the years. Children with high self esteem do better in all facets of life. Families who practice positive communication skills find greater enjoyment and more successful ways of navigating the difficult times. It’s never too late to learn more about The Art of Positive Parenting. Read More...

 

24/7 Dads- The most comprehensive fatherhood program available with innovative tools, strategies, and exercises for fathers of all races, religions, cultures, and backgrounds! Developed by fathering and parenting experts, it focuses on the characteristics men need to be good fathers 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...


Inside-Out Dads- State and federal facilities, 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 for New Dads® (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 mates and personally navigate their transformation into dads. Read More...

 

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