National Fatherhood Practitioner Curriculum Credential

Educational Taking from Generalist Practice to Specialized Practice





Fatherhood Practitioner Credential

Working with fathers goes beyond use of a curriculum, the Fatherhood Practitioner Credential training advances the skills of practitioners with a competency-based education approach. This program, developed by Fathers & Families Coalition of America, is a dynamic integrated 16-hour training program built on the core competencies from professional fields such as: Child welfare, early childhood, marriage and family therapists, social work, criminal justice, psychologists, educators, counselors, family service workers and fatherhood practitioners.

Purpose of the FPC is process in the journey of professional development to augment the success of those who are working with fathers and or families. The seven core areas to improve: Fathers Impact on Child Development, Family-Life and Relationships, Understanding Others-Self: Personal Growth, Theories Applied into Practice: Professional Skills, Assessing Motivation, Culturally Appropriate Methods, Effective Use of Evidence Based Teaching Practices, and Evaluating Practices: Professional Competency and Integrity.

The FPC has 23 learning points that are addressed both in the full-day training as well as a post-conference follow up (virtual) and practicum. Some these 23 learning opportunities include: Advanced Direct Practices Individual or in A Group Setting, Assessments and identifying goals: S.M.A.R.T vs. M.A.P.S, Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Training, Grounding Techniques Promoting Wellness, Impacts of Father Involvement and Wellness of Children, Methods for Increased Resiliency, Motivational Interviewing Techniques, Ethics and Dual Relationship, Transtheoretical Change Model, Trauma-Informed Approach to Systems and Services, The DiSC Profile and others.

FFCA has shifted this to be a two-part training to give additional skill building to enhance the overall experience for this transformational program that is not a training but part of your journey to help others.

Optional material for attendees Fatherhood Practitioner Credential Manual; DiSC Profile (prior or after class), access to ongoing refresher courses and bi-monthly practicum teleseminar cafés. 

FFCA has adopted many of the requirements of the Council of Social Work Education and guiding fidelity principles of National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices and Fathers & Families Coalition of America.

The National Fatherhood Practitioner Credential™

The core foundation is a lifespan perspective working with fathers that has approaches to include neurophysiology and with the teaching of applying evidence-based interventions that interface with effective promising practices.

  • Advanced Direct Practices Individual or in A Group Setting
  • Assessing motivation
  • Assessments and identifying goals: S.M.A.R.T vs. M.A.P.S
  • Culturally Appropriate Methods
  • Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Training
  • Evidence-Based Adult Learning Approaches
  • Evidence-Based Communication Approaches
  • Father Engagement Strategies for Healthy Families
  • Grounding Techniques Promoting Wellness
  • Impacts of Father Involvement and Wellness of Children
  • Increase Fidelity of Practice-Program-Models
  • Lifespan of Fathering-Person in the Environment
  • Methods for Increased Resiliency
  • Model Practices Using Effective Program Evaluation
  • Motivational Interviewing Techniques
  • Participatory Action Research and Evaluation
  • Professional competency, integrity, ethics and dual relationship
  • Self-understanding: social empathy
  • Strategies and Evidence-Based Practices and Models
  • Transformational Core Learning Initiatives to Enrich Skills
  • Transtheoretical Change Model
  • Trauma-Informed Approach to Systems and Services
  • Understanding self and others: a full training on the DiSC profile

NFPC curricula with rigorous multi-step process for credential issuance. This program has been previously approved for continued education through National Association for Social Workers and State of California Board of Behavioral Health and currently various institutions of higher education.