24/7 Dad®

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About This Program

Target Population: Fathers with children age 18 or younger; designed for custodial and non-custodial fathers with instructions on how to deliver it most effectively to non-custodial and unemployed and underemployed fathers

Brief Description

24/7 Dad® is a unique set of programs designed to equip fathers with the self-awareness, compassion, and sense of responsibility that every good parent needs. It focuses on building the man first and the father second. It is available in both a basic and a more in-depth version:

  • 24/7 Dad® A.M., the basic version, is for first-time dads, or for fathers lacking vital skills, knowledge, and attitudes.
  • 24/7 Dad® P.M. includes more in-depth information for more experienced fathers, or for dads who have completed the A.M. program.

The philosophy behind the programs supports the growth and development of fathers and children as caring and compassionate people who treat themselves, others, and the environment with respect and dignity. This philosophical basis of caring and compassion forms the underlying structure that constitutes the values that are taught in the programs.

Program Goals:

The goals of 24/7 Dad® are:

  • Increase awareness among fathers about the elements to being good fathers
  • Increase knowledge among fathers about the elements to being good fathers
  • Increase capacity or skills to carry out what the fathers learn.

These will include better skills in caring for children and building relationships with the mother of their children. Each program includes an evaluation tool (questionnaire) that allows facilitators to measure changes in fathers as a result of participating in the programs.

Contact Information

Christopher A. Brown, MA
Agency/Affiliation: National Fatherhood Initiative
Website: store.fatherhood.org/c-2-247-dad-program-kits.aspx
Phone: (301) 948-0599
Fax: (301) 948-4325

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: February 2015

Last CEBC Contact Date: May 2017

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: June 2015

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: February 2011