24/7 Dad® A.M. covers basic, key fathering topics, ideal for fathers who have never been through a fatherhood program.
24/7 Dad® is an Evidence-Based Program: View the University of Hawaii evaluation of 24/7 Dad® here.
In addition, the Child and Family Research Partnership (CFRP) at the University of Texas at Austin found that the program leads to highly significant increases in four of the five protective factors shown to reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect. View the study here.
Program Delivery: Delivered in a group setting by a Facilitator(s), or can be used one-on-one and in a home-based setting. Facilitator Training available. Click here to learn how you can customize 24/7 Dad® to your setting.
# Sessions: 12 core sessions + 1 optional introductory session
Facilitator Training: Training is available but not required.
Click here to see our public training schedule or click here to learn about custom training and request a quote.
24/7 Dad® Overview
24/7 Dad® is an evidence-based fatherhood program used by thousands of organizations across the nation to improve the knowledge, behavior, and skills of dads of all races, religions, and demographics. The program is built on the basis that fathers can be nurturers, and for men, nurturing is a learned skill. Throughout the program, men examine their own fatherhood history, learn the 5 characteristics of a 24/7 Dad®, and other important behaviors such as working with mom and proper child discipline to help them be the best dads they can be.
Now in it's Third Edition, 24/7 Dad® has been enhanced to meet requests and suggestions made by facilitators in the field. Research-based additions such as the "My 24/7 Dad Checklist" and it's Android & iPhone app-based counterpart, videos to enhance and add variety to the delivery of the program, father-attendee materials now provided in Spanish, and reference cards in the fathering handbooks prove to bring this program to the next level.
To access everything about the program in one document, download our handy "Pitch Kit" here to share with colleagues or to present the program to your boss or board.
-(10) 24/7 Dad® AM Fathering Handbooks dads can keep as a reference (extra English and Spanish handbooks available for purchase.)
-(10) Quick Reference Cards: New to the Third Edition! Perforated for tear-out inside the back cover, dads can keep these pocket cards to remind them of the characteristics of a 24/7 Dad® plus 10 Affirmations for Their Kids.
-(1) CD-ROM with evaluation tools and worksheets in English and Spanish, marketing resources, and more.
-(1) DVD with over 60 videos: New to the Third Edition! Videos to enhance and incorporate into program delivery.
-(1) New! Flash drive with content from CD/DVD
**A Spanish adaptation of the Fathering Handbook is available for purchase here.**
What is the difference between 24/7 Dad® A.M. and P.M.?
Both versions use the same philosophy, background, and structure. The difference lies in the topics that are covered in each version. 24/7 Dad® A.M. covers basic fathering skills and topics while 24/7 Dad® P.M. covers deeper fathering skills and topics.
Most organizations choose to run A.M. first followed by P.M. Or, if your fathers have been through a different fatherhood program that provided basic, fathering information, you may choose to run P.M. as the next step in their fathering journey.
We know it’s very helpful to view a sample of a curriculum before purchasing to get a feel for the content, topics, layout, logic, and more.
Here's what you will find in the free 24/7 Dad® sample file:-Curriculum Table of Contents
-Facilitator's Manual Session 1
-Fathering Handbook Session 1
24/7 Dad® was found to be an evidence-based program by The University of Hawaii.You can also visit our 24/7 Dad® resource page to view other studies and evaluations.
We have a few free resources that can help you run the 24/7 Dad® Program with fidelity and in a shorter timeframe. Click the links below to access each resource.
-Free Guide: How to Deliver 24/7 Dad® in Four Weeks
-Free Download: Using 24/7 Dad® with Teens
Inspiring and Informational 24/7 Dad® Videos:
Location/title followed by keyword descriptions of content. Click the title to view the video (you can save the video link from YouTube to share).
-Day 2 Day Dads Fatherhood Program: In this video, see how Family Resource Center South Atlantic uses 24/7 Dad® and other services to foster healthy relationships and strengthen child-family engagement.
-Housing Opportunities Commission, Montgomery County, MD: In this video, a fatherhood program participant shares how the program has impacted his family. For another great testimonial, click here.
-The Dream Center (Iowa City, IA): This video shares how The Dream Center combines 24/7 Dad® with mentoring to strengthen and empower families with a focus on fathers and youth.
-Testimonial from 24/7 Dad® Participant Dave Norgart (Iowa): This do-it-yourself testimonial produced by a 24/7 Dad® program participant shows how the program moved this father from the depths of despair to an involved, responsible, committed father.
-Center for Fathers and Families (Sacramento, CA): This video shows how an organization dedicated to fatherhood has combined the 24/7 Dad® program with other services that serve the entire family and community.
-Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission's P.O.P.S. Program (Fresno, CA): See how Fresno EOC is training dads to be better dads and community leaders.