Competency of Fatherhood Practitioner Skills | FFCA Certificate Program

ASSESSING COMPETENCY OF FATHERHOOD PRACTITIONER SKILLS

Fathers & Families Coalition of America created 16 Competency Areas that challenge certificate program attendees to increase their capacity working with fathers and families through skills that are supported by best practices and use of evidence based interventions. The pressure to perform, maintain skills and continuously improve is reduced through FFCA ongoing coaching opportunities. Our National Fatherhood Practitioner Fatherhood Facilitator Certificate is a joining of over 60 learning competencies interconnected to six core domains. Upon completion of this training certificate program; any attendee desiring to go deeper in their abilities to work with fathers must complete the next step.

Case presentation with an action plan is the responsibility to demonstrate both competence in the core functions (as delineated in the core function definitions) and to provide complete answers and sufficient details to questions on “How Do I Serve A Father?” An individual skill with “How Do I Evaluate My Practices?” furthers demonstration of attendee’s ability to incorporate understanding of core functions facilitating services to fathers and competency as evidence by the following standards:

  1. SCREENING
  2. INTAKE
  3. ORIENTATION
  4. ASSESSMENT
  5. PLANNING WITH A FATHER DIRECT SERVICES
  6. COUNSELING SUPPORT SERVICES
  7. COLLABORTING A CASE MANAGEMENT PLAN
  8. CRISIS INTERVENTION
  9. EDUCATION PRACTICES
  10. CULTURALLY COMPETENT PRACTICES
  11. SELECTION OF CURRICULA
  12. EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICES
  13. REFERRAL
  14. REPORTS, ASSESSMENT AND RECORD KEEPING
  15. CONSULTATION
  16. EVALUATION OF PRACTICE


It is the responsibility, commitment and completion of a pool of core function items (no more than 3 per competency standard) and application of that in knowledge in his/her professional practice. FFCA will provide opportunities for either an oral interview or written demonstration from a case presentation. If the question does not directly elicit an understanding of the core function, it is the applicant’s full responsibility to answer the question and then incorporate an understanding of the core function. Successful completion of both tasks is necessary to pass any given core function. We will then examine your practices from the sample of evidence by performance from each of the 16 standards. In this manner, it will serve to evaluate, but also to identify practices that will inform future certificate attendees to expand the use of evidence base intervention relevant to reducing the negative outcomes for in-risk, high-risk and underserved fathers.

Increase your fitness in your practice. After taking our National Fatherhood Practitioner Certificate, challenge yourself to demonstrate your competency and get full certification. This is the first step to increase your practice and with an opportunity to join as Consultant Trainer.

WORKING LEADERSHIP ON CERTIFICATE AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMPETENCY
HERE

2017 FATHERHOOD PRACTITIONER CREDENTIAL PROGRAM REVIEWS

"Both of these program bring a wealth of knowledge and will equipped you to prepare the clients. Enrolling in both program will provide guidance in creating program that will help,build, and support fathers and families be successful"

-Kimberly Todd, Cincinnati, Ohio

"The material covered a lot of ground and was very good in providing insight and strategies to working with fathers and their families."

- Keston Jones, Brooklyn, New York

"I took away many things from this training; however, the idea of doing more has really stuck with me. I really didn't know what to expect prior to coming but it really opened my eyes to what I could do to really impact my community and families."

Tommy Watson, Hammond, Louisiana

"The case scenario work gave me a deeper sense of all that it takes to work with father and making sure you handle each father case by case and not as a collective group."

Sharmain Harris, Kenosha,Wisconsin