Involving Fathers in Children’s Lives
Principles, Policies & Practices to Engage Absent Parents Training Curriculum Package
The National Family Preservation Network is proud to present this revised curriculum. NFPN has provided father-involvement training since 2001, and our curricula have been implemented in numerous agencies around the world. This updated curriculum provides current research, practices and techniques. It is designed to:
- Improve policies and practice in the child welfare system by providing tools to engage and involve fathers in their children’s lives.
- Strengthen and preserve families by restoring fathers to family life.
- Reduce the need for foster care and adoptive homes by including the father and his extended family as a placement resource.
The curriculum includes:
- Agency Self-Assessment and Results
- Fatherhood Issues and Legislation
- Our Beliefs About Fathers (group activity)
- Barriers to Father-Involvement
- What Fathers Contribute to Children
- My Relationship with My Father (group activity)
- Communication and Parenting Styles
- What Fathers Are Telling Us
- Messages Fathers/Mothers/Children Need to Hear
- Principles of Practice in Working with Fathers
- Overcoming Obstacles to Father Involvement
- Tips for Workers when Engaging Fathers
- Case Example (group activity)
- Activities for Fathers and Their Children
- Information for Administrators
The training package consists of:
- User Manual and Training Guide (26 pages)
- Father Involvement Presentation (33 slides)
- “A Final Word on Fathers” Video (30 minutes)
- Forms: Agency Self-Assessment, Assessing Father Involvement, Local Resource Contacts, Training Evaluation
- Supplemental Materials: Assessing Families for Kinship and Relative Placements, Child Welfare Practices Regarding Fathers, Implementing Father Involvement in Your Community, Principles for Achieving Integrated Father Involvement Programs, Frequently Asked Questions, Internet Resources
The “Involving Fathers in Children’s Lives” training package can be purchased for agency self-administration. NFPN also provides this training in-person and live, online. Prices are determined by the number of users/participants. For more information, please contact: Michelle Reines at firstname.lastname@example.org, 888-498-9047, www.nfpn.org.