ABOUT 24/7 Dad®

GET TO KNOW THE PROGRAM.

"The 24/7 Dad® curriculum will require each man to really examine himself, his relationship with his children and the relationship with the mother of his children. If every man who enters this program is open to change, I have no doubt in my mind he will change and for the better."
Sterling Alexander / 
Vice-President, Men's Enrichment Network

The Long Island Fatherhood Initiative offers a series of workshops based on a program called 24/7 Dad®, developed by the National Fatherhood Initiative.

This workshop is a comprehensive fatherhood training course designed to help men improve their parenting skills and fathering knowledge.

Father-focused, evidence-based, and designed for dads of all ages, the program has been used by thousands of organizations working with men of all races, ethnicities, and backgrounds.

The program focuses on five main tenets or areas of what make you a good father. Throughout the 12 sessions, each class will touch on a number of these areas:

Self-AWARENESS
Fathering Skills
CARING FOR SELF
PARENTING
Skills
RELATIONSHIP SKILLS

HOW IT WORKS

12 SESSIONS TOWARDSA BETTER YOU.

24/7 Dad® delivers a total of 24 hours of content focusing on building self-awareness, self-caring, and parenting, fathering, and relationship skills.

The sessions are guided by trained facilitators who conduct the groups virtually or in-person.

You are expected to attend all 12 sessions, which can last 4-8 weeks depending on availability and scheduling.

Incentives

You’ll not only be learning valuable life skills, but as a reward for your time you can earn these incentives for attending our sessions:

  • $50 Walmart Gift Card
    after completing six sessions
  • $100 Walmart Gift Card
    after completing all 12 sessions
  • $25 Walmart Gift Card
    for completing domestic violence booster session
  • $50 Walmart Gift Card
    for completing your exit survey and evaluation

GRADUATING THE PROGRAM

KNOWLEDGE FOR NOW,SUPPORT FOR LATER.

LIFI sticks with you by providing access to case management, transportation assistance and economic stability services even after your workshop has ended.

In addition to all the life skills and knowledge you’ll have learned during the sessions, you’ll also receive the certificate of completion for finishing the 24/7 Dad® workshop. This certificate can be used as proof of your efforts to better yourself and has gone a long way toward helping past participants in court with visitation and custody agreements.

In addition, every graduate becomes part of a LIFI community that includes staff members, past graduates and fathers available to offer advice and emotional support as you navigate the challenges of fatherhood.

BOOSTER SESSION

REDUCE THE RISKOF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Healthy, nurturing, and loving fathers play a significant role in reducing the risk of domestic violence.

Fathers who participate in this booster session will learn about the cyclical nature of family violence, how to define domestic violence, and red flags that indicate when there is a risk for domestic violence and when it's present. 

As a consequence, this program booster can help fathers to reduce the risk for domestic violence in their own lives and in the lives of others (family and friends).

This additional information will be delivered in three 1-hour sessions to be offered along with the 24/7 Dad® curriculum, after sessions 2, 6 and 10.

What you'll learn

  • Definitions of domestic violence and its prevalence in society
  • The family impact of domestic violence and its effects on children
  • The cyclical nature of domestic violence
  • How to recognize the early warning signs of domestic violence
  • How to foster non-violence in the home
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