*Updated* Father-Involvement Training

NFPN is proud to introduce our updated father-involvement training curriculum: “Involving Fathers in Children’s Lives – Principles, Policies & Practices to Engage Absent Parents”

We have provided father-involvement training since 2001, and our curricula have been implemented in numerous agencies around the world. This updated curriculum provides current research, practices and techniques. It is designed to:

  • Improve policies and practice in the child welfare system by providing tools to engage and involve fathers in their children’s lives.
  • Strengthen and preserve families by restoring fathers to family life.
  • Reduce the need for foster care and adoptive homes by including the father and his extended family as a placement resource.

The curriculum includes:

  • Agency Self-Assessment and Results
  • Fatherhood Issues and Legislation
  • Our Beliefs About Fathers (group activity)
  • Barriers to Father-Involvement
  • What Fathers Contribute to Children
  • My Relationship with My Father (group activity)
  • Communication and Parenting Styles
  • What Fathers Are Telling Us
  • Messages Fathers/Mothers/Children Need to Hear
  • Principles of Practice in Working with Fathers
  • Overcoming Obstacles to Father Involvement
  • Tips for Workers when Engaging Fathers
  • Case Example (group activity)
  • Activities for Fathers and Their Children
  • Information for Administrators

The training package consists of:

  • User Manual and Training Guide (26 pages)
  • Father Involvement Presentation (33 slides)
  • “A Final Word on Fathers” Video (30 minutes)
  • Forms: Agency Self-Assessment, Assessing Father Involvement, Local Resource Contacts, Training Evaluation
  • Supplemental Materials: Assessing Families for Kinship and Relative Placements, Child Welfare Practices Regarding Fathers, Implementing Father Involvement in Your Community, Principles for Achieving Integrated Father Involvement Programs, Frequently Asked Questions, Internet Resources

The “Involving Fathers in Children’s Lives” training package can be purchased for agency self-administration. NFPN also provides this training in-person and live, online. Prices are determined by the number of users/participants. For more information, please contact: Michelle Reines at director@nfpn.org, 888-498-9047

NFPN at CWLA Conference … again!

We are proud to announce that the National Family Preservation Network will be presenting a workshop at the Child Welfare League of America’s national conference for the second year in a row! The conference will be in Washington D.C. from April 26-28th. The title of our 75-minute workshop is “Involving Fathers in their Children’s Lives” and it will be presented by Todd Hickman, LCSW (NFPN board member) and me. 

Within the last year, NFPN has been revising our father-involvement curricula, which will probably be released next month. We’ll be sure to let you know when the updated curriculum is available. We’re also thrilled and grateful to have the opportunity to present this new material at CWLA’s conference!

Here is a link to more information about the conference: https://www.cwla.org/cwla2023/. Early registration ends January 13th. Please let me know if you’re planning to attend. I’d enjoy meeting those of you who are familiar with NFPN’s work. 

We hope you enjoyed the holiday season and we wish you a very happy new year!

Posted by Michelle Reines, NFPN Executive Director

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