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."