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…
TYRO Dads Curriculum - TYRO Dads© is a nationally known, award-winning, best practice curriculum designed to equip dads with the skills necessary to achieve their highest potential. This intensive character development program teaches dads to own responsibility for their actions, and prepares them to live a life of honor and integrity.
TYRO means A novice, an apprentice, someone learning something new, a warrior or founding father. Though a Dad continues to learn new skills and gain experience across his life, a TYRO Dad is a man who is willing to live by his convictions, fight for his family to be healthy and whole, and to lead with truth, respect, and honor. TYRO Dads is a 20-hour course taught in 5-10 weeks. To learn more about TYRO Dads Read more...
The Commission Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 10, 2022 from 10:00 am. – 12:00 p.m.
(ODJFS) OCF Commission Meeting
Date: November 10, 2022 at 10:00 am – 12 noon
Location: Vern Riffe Building (Riffe)
77 S. High St. 19th Floor, Conference Room 1948
Columbus, OH 43215
The meeting will be IN-PERSON. Please allow time to find parking and going through the security checks at the Vern Riffe Building. Please bring your photo Identification.
2022 Commission Meeting Dates: Feb. 10, May 12, July 14, Sept. 8 and Nov. 10.
If you would like to attend a commission meeting or if you have any questions, please contact Terri Simons via e-mail at Terri.Simons@jfs.ohio.gov.
If you need to speak to someone over the phone, please contact Executive Director Kimberly Dent at 614-752-0583.
Reforming Child Support to Improve Outcomes for Children and Families, June 2019
Supporting the Fatherhood Journey: Finding from the Parents and Children Together (PACT) Evaluation
Child Support Noncustodial Parent Employment Demonstration (CSPED) Impact Report
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: Promoting Responsible Fatherhood
AdCouncil Fatherhood PSAs
Region V Fatherhood Webinars
National Fatherhood Initiative
National Center for Fathering
Kids Count Data
Prison Resource Guide
Fatherhood Well-Being Screening Tool
Grant Writing Webinar (Power Point Slides)
Infant Vitality Toolkit for Fathers
Ohio County Services
Ohio Practitioners Network for Fathers and Families (OPNFF)
Ohio Collaborative to Prevent Infant Mortality
Ohio Ex-Offender Reentry Coalition
Ohio Putative Father Registry
Ohio Strong Babies
Start Talking Ohio
Relink.org - Anonymously find available resources for addiction recovery, human trafficking, and incarceration reentry services in your local area
"Family Children First" - Find Your County FCFC (ohio.gov)
Ohio Family and Children First > Contact Us