Welcome to SpoFI’s comprehensive Fatherhood Training & Parenting Classes, where we equip fathers with vital skills for every stage of parenting.
Our offerings include the 24-7 Dad® Basic (AM) and Advanced (PM) classes, addressing core aspects of fatherhood and parenting. Additionally, we provide schedule-flexible courses such as Fathering in 15™, an interactive online program, and Dad2Dad, a process group led by a licensed professional counselor. For fathers dealing with anger issues, our Anger Free Dad course offers effective management techniques. 7 Secrets of Effective Fathers™, based on Dr. Ken Canfield’s research, imparts crucial fathering traits.
We also proudly feature Co-Parenting Classes led by SpoFI board member & CoParenting International Facilitator, Darrel Startin. This class aims to reduce hostility and promote teamwork between parents, respecting each unique situation. Our non-judgmental approach and informative content strive to bridge the gap between two homes. Register now for the next upcoming class.
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24-7 Dad® Evidence-based Core Curriculum
24-7 Dad® Basic
24-7 Dad® Advanced
Fathering in 15™
Fathering in 15™ is an interactive online one-on-one program to build dad skills on a mutually acceptable schedule between the student and an assigned mentor.
Occasionally the program may be offered to up to three dads at the same time. Fathering in 15™ takes dads through 15 interactive, engaging topics in one hour sessions (Fathering 15™ content takes about 30 minutes. The remaining time is devoted to one-on-one mentoring).
It is accessible on any computer or mobile device!
Dads who complete our Fathering in 15™ program with a mentor will receive a Certificate of Completion and will be ready to take our Advanced 24-7 Dad® class anytime in the future.
Dad2Dad is a process group that meets with a licensed, professional counselor weekly for six months. This group is for men who have completed both the Basic (AM) and Advanced (PM) 24-7 Dad® classes. Dad2Dad is for men who want to continue their healing, growth and development.
During Dad2Dad, you will:
- Acquire more tools to develop a positive, supportive and enduring relationship with your children
- Strengthen emotional regulation and resilience through increased self-awareness and self-worth
- Become better at being an involved, responsible and committed father
- Make habits out of the powerful lessons you learned in 24-7 Dad® classes
Anger Free Dad
Discover the path to a peaceful life with the Anger Free Dad, specifically designed for fathers struggling with anger issues.
Learn effective techniques to manage expectations, reflect on past anger incidents, and lead your family with calmness, improving relationships with your wife, children, and colleagues.
Start your journey towards better anger control and enhanced family harmony today with our comprehensive and transformative course.
Classes meet Monday evenings 7-9 PM for 8 weeks
In Anger Free Dad, you will learn:
- Skills to reduce explosive anger
- How to set up positive people networks
- Identify your own hidden expectations
- Perform practical self-evaluation
- Review your game film to understand your triggers
- Find peace for you and your family
7 Secrets of Effective Fathers™
Becoming The Father Your Children Need
7 Secrets of Effective Fathers™ is a 7-week course offered by SpoFI to graduates of the 24-7 Dad® Basic (AM) class. This teaching is based on decades of research by Dr. Ken Canfield, founder of the National Center for Fathering. Based on interviews with over 10,000 fathers, Dr. Canfield has identified seven character traits that help make fathers more effective in their parenting and relationships.
Classes typically meet Wednesdays once a week for seven weeks but this schedule is subject to change. Check our Registration section for the next upcoming class.