National Conference



19th Annual Families & Fathers National Conference
hosted by Fathers & Families Coalition of America


February19 - 23, 2018
Sheraton Gateway LAX Hotel
Los Angeles, CA

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS: Our conference meets the qualifications for MFTs, LEPs, LPCCs, and LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences as an educational model training program for those working with fathers and families.The modest fees start at $300.00 full conference with ability to attend two-days and or one-day in support of professional development and capacity building assistance.

Registration Page Here

Call for Workshops Accepted Here




Jessica Padilla
Phillipa Johnson


Event Location:

Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel
6101 West Century Boulevard. Los Angeles, CA 90045,
Hotel Phone: (1)(310) 642-1111

Limited Hotel Discounted Dates:
February 17-25 , 2018- March 4, 2017
Group rate available until January 27, 2018. Subject to availability starting at $139.00 

  • Over 50 workshop
  • Pre-Conference Accrediation Training Day
  • 18 innovative talk presentations 
  • Parent centered series
  • Attentive workshops for frontline staff
  • Accreditation-Curricula-Certificate Day
  • Annual Awards Gala

Signature Credential: The National Fatherhood Practitioner Credntial™ program was developed by Fathers & Families Coalition of America is a dynamic  integrated 8+ hour training program is built on the core competencies from professional fields such as:  Child welfare, early childhood, marriage and family therapists, social work, criminal justice, psychologists, educators and counselors to help develop life coaches. With several outcomes, we have cornerstones to support practices working with fathers-families with resources to support growth, personally and professionally. 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

• Culturally Appropriate Methods

• Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Training

• Evidence Based Adult Learning Approaches

• Evidence-Based Communication Approaches

• Father Engagement Strategies Equating to Healthy Families

• Grounding Techniques Promoting Wellness

• Impacts of Father Involvement and Wellness of Children

• Increase Fidelity of Practice-Program-Models

• Life Span of Fathering-Person in the Environment

• Methods for Mitigating Risks Fostering Increased Resiliency

• Model Practices Using Effective Program Evaluation

• Motivational Interviewing Techniques

• Participatory Action Research: Practitioners Effective Fatherhood Services Scale

• Strategies and Evidence-Based Practices and Models

• Transformational Core Learning Initiatives to Enrich Skills

• Transtheoretical Change Model

• Trauma-Informed Approach to Systems and Services


National Fatherhood Practitioner Credential a competency-based education credential that integrates knowledge, values, evidence based interventions and skills for a purposeful, intentional, and professional for fatherhood practitioners globally. Advanced training for practitioners, educators incorporate understanding of core functions facilitating services to fathers and competency as evidence by 50+ learning competencies to include competency-based education as 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 not limited to: ethical and professional behavior, diversity and difference in practice, social and economic justice, engage in evidence based interventions, participatory action research and evaluation, engage with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities through a transtheoretical model of change, assess fathers, couples, families with proven behavioral assessments. NFPC curricula with rigorous multistep process for credential issuance. This program has been approved previously for continued education through National Association for Social Workers and State of California Board of Behavioral Health and currently various institutions of higher education.