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Father-Readiness Training Kit

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A complete DIY kit that allows you to conduct you own organization's Father-Readiness Training (or training of other organizations or leaders in your community) to become more effective at engaging fathers in services and programs.

PLEASE NOTE! This is not a curriculum kit like our other curriculum kits. This is a capacity-building tool (CD-ROM) containing highly valuable documents and directions for a process for you to conduct your own father-readiness training within your organization/community. This is a process that NFI often delivers on-site to state and local government agnecies for a much higher cost.

What is "Father-Readiness"?

Father-readiness is a process implemented by an organization, group of organizations, or group of community leaders to create an environment (e.g. an organizational or community culture) that increases father engagement.

What is Father-Readiness Training?
A training process you can implement that prepares you, your staff (and other organizations or leaders in the community) to effectively incorporate working with fathers into your daily service efforts and goals.

Why does my organization or community need it?

  • In some cases, organizations and communities don't address barriers to effectively involving fathers because they might not realize the barriers exist. 
  • In other cases, organizations and communities are simply more comfortable "taking immediate action" and launching direct-service efforts rather than undertaking the foundational work that creates supportive environments that ensure success.
  • It addresses the "5 Ps": Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance

What's included in the kit?
The training kit CD-ROM includes a User's Guide, NFI's signature Father Friendly Check-Up» assessment, a PowerPoint presentation (with presenter/facilitator notes) for the training, and a comprehensive set of planning and implementation documents to conduct the father-readiness training and process.

Why is this kit valuable?

  • It captures 15+ years of knowledge and experience that NFI has gained in training organizations on how to implement no-cost and low-cost strategies and tactics that engage fathers, and on how to create an environment that supports successful fatherhood services and programs.
  • It works. NFI has rigorously tested, evaluated, and improved the kit, father-readiness process, and tools (e.g.Father Friendly Check-Up) for 15+ years and as part of large national and state projects, including the 5-year National Responsible Fatherhood Capacity-Building Initiative (NRFCBI) and Texas' Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visit (MIECHV) Grant. An evaluation of the NRFCBI found that the father-readiness process increased the capacity of 93 percent of the organizations that used it and that the organizations maintained their capacity 1 year after the project ended.
  • You can use it to start or improve services and programs for fathers in any setting. 
  • You can integrate it into programs that serve fathers specifically and parents generally. In Texas' MIECVH Grant, for example, organizations used it to develop strategies and tactics for integrating work with fathers into evidence-based home visiting models (e.g. Nurse-Family Partnership) that primarily focus on work with mothers.
  • It is cost-effective. It requires no training on how to use it. It requires no ongoing purchases. You can use it again and again within your organization or community to increase father-readiness and to measure/evaluate father-engagement efforts over time.

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