Guide: 17 Vital Topics for Staff to Discuss with Dads

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Create structured
conversations with dads
around the importance
fatherhood topics.

Led by NFI President Christopher Brown, an applied anthropologist with more than 25 years experience designing fatherhood programs and resources and studying fatherhood and masculinity cross culturally, our team has identified 17 vital topics that are essential to helping dads of any race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic background become involved, responsible, and committed dads.

Common Uses

  • Customize a discussion with dads at any time and in any setting.
  • Use the guide to design lectures, workshops, seminars, events, and other activities for families.
  • Cover one or more topics at any depth you like, in any format you like, and within your time constraints.
  • Use the guide to experiment with the topics, format, and discussion length that works best for you/your organization.

  • Do you need something to create meaningful conversations with dads with minimal start-up time?
  • Do you volunteers who need something easy they can use with dads?
  • Do you make presentations in your community and want to include content about vital topics related to involved fatherhod?
17 Vital Topics to Discuss with Dads is here to help!

Topics Covered

  • Topic 1: Family of Origin
  • Topic 2: Masculinity and Fatherhood
  • Topic 3: Fathering Skills
  • Topic 4: Child Development
  • Topic 5: Raising Boys, Raising Girls
  • Topic 6: Discipline
  • Topic 7: Gender Communication
  • Topic 8: Building Healthy Marriages and Relationships
  • Topic 9: Dealing with Emotions
  • Topic 10: Grief and Loss
  • Topic 11: Men’s Health
  • Topic 12: Sexuality
  • Topic 13: Intimacy
  • Topic 14: Power of Spirituality
  • Topic 15: Power of a Fathers’ Support Group and Network
  • Topic 16: Balancing Work and Family
  • Topic 17: Financial Responsibility
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Access the free online, on-demand Vital Topics Training Course
in our Father Engagement Academy™ here.

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Here's what you will find in the sample file:

  • Table of Contents
  • Intro & How to Use the Guide
  • Topic 1: Family of Origin