Overview of the 24/7 Dad Program
 

 

Each program consists of 12 two-hour sessions that are either administered in a group setting, or as individual one-on-one sessions. The program incorporates two pre and post-assessment tools that organizations administer to program participants at the beginning and the end of each program. Organizations use these tools to assess how well fathers are doing in the program, and to identify areas where fathers might need additional support.

The 24/7 Dad program focuses on five characteristics that a father must have to be "a great dad 24 hours a day, 7 days a week." Both programs cover universal aspects of fathering so that men of all cultures, races, religions, and backgrounds can benefit from them. The five characteristics include: Self-awareness; Caring for Self; Fathering Skills; Parenting Skills; and Relationship Skills, all integral components of being a "24/7 Dad."

 

Descriptives

The following are results of a 24/7 Dad group conducted in the Spring of 2008.  Forty one men enrolled in the group and their results from assessments done before class and after class are as follows:

Descriptive Statistics

  N Minimum Maximum Mean Std. Deviation
Age 41 16 60 34.93 9.451
Before Class Score (250 pts) 40 153.00 203.00 176.1000 12.98283
After Class Score (250 pts) 15 171.00 221.00 192.4667 14.60365
Gain Score 15 -5.00 31.00 12.4667 12.57473

Martial Status

    Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Married 5 13.2 13.2 13.2
  Single 11 28.9 28.9 42.1
  Divorced 12 31.6 31.6 73.7
  Separated 7 18.4 18.4 92.1
  Living w/Partner 3 7.9 7.9 100.0

Martial Status

    Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Married 5 13.2 13.2 13.2
  Single 11 28.9 28.9 42.1
  Divorced 12 31.6 31.6 73.7
  Separated 7 18.4 18.4 92.1
  Living w/Partner 3 7.9 7.9 100.0
  Total 38 100.0 100.0  

Income

   
Frequency
Percent
Valid Percent
Cumulative Percent
Valid Below $15K 9 23.7 23.7 23.7
  $15K - $25K 10 26.3 26.3 50.0
  $26K - $40K 6 15.8 15.8 65.8
  $41K - $75K 3 7.9 7.9 73.7
  More than $75K 2 5.3 5.3 78.9
  Not sure 8 21.1 21.1 100.0
  Total 38 100.0 100.0  

***A typical 24/7 Dad A.M. participant is a divorced, 33 year old male, with an annual income of $15,000 to $25,000.