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Complete Program Kit: InsideOut Dad®

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Product Description

View a Sample of InsideOut Dad® 
Facilitator's Manual and Fathering Handbook

Free Guide: How to run InsideOut Dad® 
in a Jail or Short-Term Stay Facility

InsideOut Dad® Facilitator Training
Available Throughout the Year


InsideOut Dad® Overview

InsideOut Dad® is the nation's only evidence-based fatherhood program designed specifically for incarcerated fathers. InsideOut Dad® helps reduce recidivism rates by reconnecting incarcerated fathers to their families, providing the motivation to get out and stay out. Popular among both inmates and ex-offenders, InsideOut Dad® is used in over 400 facilities in all 50 states and has been proven to increase family contact and improve inmate knowledge and attitudes. State and federal facilities, pre-release programs, community organizations, and more are using this life-changing reentry program.

InsideOut Dad® is An Evidence-Based Program: View the Rutgers study here, providing the evidence-base for InsideOut Dad®.
The program is also listed on NREPP here.

Program Delivery:
 Delivered in a group setting by a Facilitator(s), or can be used one-on-one. Facilitator Training available.

# Sessions: 12 core sessions + 4 optional sessions that coordinate with the core topics

Program Topics Covered
  • Being a Man: What Kin of Father/Husband Am I?, Roles of Dad and Mom
  • The Father's Role: The InsideOut Dad, Competitive/Non-competitive Fathering, Marriage Benefits 
  • Co-Parenting & Communication: Parenting Differences, Ways to Communicate
  • Fathering from the Inside: Creating a Fathering Plan
  • Feelings: Showing/Handling Feelings, Grief and Loss 
  • Optional Spirituality Session: Spirituality, Faith, and Fatherhood
  • Men's Health: Stress and Anger, Physical Health, Body Image 
  • Optional Reentry Sessions: Fathering on the Outside, Responsibilities and Child Support, Visits Upon Release 
  • Children's Growth & Discipline: Goals, Self-Worth, Talking with Children, Morals, Values, Rewards and Punishment

The Complete Program Kit Includes:
  • (1) InsideOut Dad® Facilitator's Manual complete with information about the program's underlying principles and themes and guided information for facilitating each session. 
  • (10) InsideOut Dad® Fathering Handbooks that the dads can keep as a reference (additional fathering handbooks in both English and Spanish are available for purchase.)
  • (1) InsideOut® Dad CD-ROM - includes Evaluation and Marketing Tools, Certificate of Completion, and more.
  • (1) InsideOut® Dad DVD which includes complementary videos to enhance sessions.

Below, Erik Vecere, NFI Vice President, Program Support discusses the power of InsideOut Dad® on Matt Duhamel's video podcast series Solitary Nation.

Product Videos

‘Inside Out Dad’ teaches incarcerated dads to be better fathers by St. George News (05:40)
Every Tuesday inside Purgatory Correctional Facility a special class titled “InsideOut Dad®” takes place. It is a program aimed at teaching incarcerated dads how to be better fathers and one that has the potential to positively change the lives of both the inmates and their families.
  • ‘Inside Out Dad’ teaches incarcerated dads to be better fathers by St. George News
    Every Tuesday inside Purgatory Correctional Facility a special...

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Stories of Impact:
View InsideOut Dad Stories of Impact here.

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  1. Appreciation for the InsideOut Dad curriculum 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Nov 2017

    I've worked with about 40 inmates over the past year using the InsideOut Dad program at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Southeastern PA. Each time I facilitate these workshops, I gain more insight and a deeper appreciation for the InsideOut Dad curriculum. The fathers enjoy having their own handbooks that they can keep in their cells. Many of them review the lessons multiple times between sessions and some even work ahead in their handbooks. We meet each week for 90 minutes and I've found it important to close out each session with a time of open sharing, without feedback. This opportunity to speak and unpack some of the emotions and 'junk' they've stuffed for years is truly burden lifting. I recently started providing these dads with [the InsideOut Dad] Guide to Family Ties, which is another resource from the National Fatherhood Initiative designed for incarcerated fathers. What makes the InsideOut Dad program so complete is the captive audience of men who truly love their kids and desire to be better dads following release. Thanks for the great program!

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