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April 2012Vol. 13, No. 3Father Involvement Curricula

The National Family Preservation Network (NFPN) offers several trainings for child welfare professionals to help them in engaging fathers.

  • The Basic Fatherhood Training Curriculum is focused on working with noncustodial fathers but can be applied to other father-child relationships.
  • Two self-contained training packages (one basic and one advanced) were modeled on The Basic Fatherhood Training Curriculum to help practitioners develop the skills for engaging fathers and to learn best practices. The advanced curricula was developed for those working with fathers who are resistant to engaging with their child or children.
  • The basic and advanced training packages were converted into three online courses worth three continuing education units upon completion.

In addition to the training options, NFPN produced a handbook for child welfare professionals developing father-involvement programs, the Complete Guide to Father Involvement.

Find all the fatherhood materials on NFPN's website: