Complete Program Kit: InsideOut Dad® 3rd Edition

Product includes:
  • (1) InsideOut Dad® Facilitator's Manual: Core Sessions
  • (1) InsideOut Dad® Facilitator's Manual: Optional Reentry Sessions
  • (10) InsideOut Dad® Fathering Handbooks
  • (1) Quick Reference Cards
  • (1) USB Flash Drive w/ Supporting Materials
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Evidence-based fatherhood program developed specifically for incarcerated fathers.

When incarcerated fathers are given the vision that they play a unique and irreplaceable role in their children's lives, hearts change, men change - families' and children's lives change. InsideOut Dad® is an evidence-based program, proven to develop pro-fathering attitudes, knowledge, and skills, giving fathers the necessary strategies to prepare them for release.

Program Length

12 core sessions + 6 optional reentry sessions

Program Delivery Options

  • Delivered in a group setting by a facilitator(s)
  • Delivered one-on-one


  • Program Guide in Facilitator's Manual provides background, philosophy, and all necessary facilitator information to run the program successfully.
  • NEW! Online, on-demand training available in our Academy here.
  • Public webinar training is available, view the schedule here.
  • Custom webinar training and in-person training at your location are also available. Learn more here.

The core program sessions feature unique exercises and research-based tools and techniques to encourage fathering from the inside. The optional reentry sessions help fathers prepare for responsibilities and challenges they will face on the outside.

Topics Covered in InsideOut Dad® Core Sessions

  • Family History and The InsideOut Dad: Roles of Dad & Mom
  • What it Means to Be a Man: Today's Man; Learning to be a Man
  • Showing and Handling Feelings: Holding Feelings Inside; Grief and Loss
  • Men's Health: Stress and Anger; Physical Health
  • Fathering from the Inside: Creating a Fathering Plan
  • Communication: Ways to Communicate; Talking with Children
  • The Father's Role: The InsideOut Dad, Competitive/Non-competitive Fathering, Marriage Benefits
  • Children's Growth: Goals and Self-Worth; Nature or Nurture?
  • Discipline: Morals and Values; Rewards and Punishment
  • Working with Mom and Co-Parenting: Parenting Differences; Walking a Mile in Her Shoes; I'm Okay, She's Okay

Topics Covered in InsideOut Dad® Optional Reentry Sessions

  • Fathering on the Outside: Reentering & Reconnecting with Family; Gatekeepers and Father Figures
  • Responsibilities and Child Support: Dad's Rights; Being a Provider; The "INs & OUTs" of Child Support"
  • Visits Upon Release: What Children Need; Making Visits Successful
  • Communication Patterns: Prepare, Pause, Think, Choose
  • Safe Communication: The Emotional Bank Account®; Mutual Purpose & Respect; Think Win-Win®
  • Money Management: Costs of Raining Children & Planning for Thier Future; Creating/Sticking to a Budget

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.

Click this link to Access a Sample file

Here's what you will find in the free
InsideOut Dad® sample file:

  • Core Sessions Table of Contents
  • Logic Model
  • Core Facilitator's Manual Session 1
  • Fathering Handbook Session 1
  • Reentry Sessions Table of Contents
  • Reentry Manual Session 1
Do you need to make the case for running (or funding) the InsideOut Dad® Program in your organization or setting?

Click this link to Access the InsideOut Dad® Pitch Kit

InsideOut Dad® was found to be an evidence-based program by Rutgers University.

Click here to download the Rutgers University study.

The results presented in this evaluation show that there were quantitative improvements in fathering self-efficacy, knowledge, attitude, and contact with children. These improvements were statistically significant compared to the control group.

You can also visit our InsideOut Dad® evaluations page to view more 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 Use InsideOut Dad® in Jails

Download here
free guide

How to Run InsideOut Dad® with Fidelity

Download here
free checklist

InsideOut Dad® Fidelity Checklist

Download here

Inspiring and Informational InsideOut Dad® Videos

Purgatory Correctional Facility, Utah

Life-changing program, facilitator perspectives and program structure, live session clips, father perspectives.

The Story of Alyssa Gray and her father, Adam

Session Clip of the "Paper Hugs" activity, female facilitator's perspectives, fathers' experiences during incarceration and reconnecting with children and family.

Washington State Department of Corrections

Fathering from the inside, selflessness, fathers' attitudes and view of correctional officers.

Richmond County Jail

Hear from graduates of the InsideOut Dad® program and how it has impacted their lives.

Family Support Services of North Florida

Facilitator perspectives and approaches, rehabilitation of inmates, live session clips, fathers' feedback on program.

Xavier's Story
(Longer Video)

The story of formerly incarcerated father Troy Gaines and his son Xavier - incarceration, family history, reconnection, life change.