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Resources for Incarcerated Fathers | Resources for Practitioners and Families | Resources for Reentry | Curricula

Resources for Incarcerated Fathers

Resources for Practitioners and Families

Resources for Reentry

Curricula

For more information on these and other curricula, see NRFC’s Compendium of Curricula Used by Fatherhood Programs.

  • InsideOut Dad®, from the National Fatherhood Initiative, is designed to help incarcerated fathers successfully reintegrate back into their families. The following two activities come from this curriculum:
    • Fathering from the Inside– A 60-minute activity that helps fathers create a fathering plan so they can be more involved, responsible, and committed fathers while incarcerated.
    • Love and Relationships – A 60-minute activity that focuses on increasing dads’ awareness of factors associated with positive relationships.
  • Fathers in Prison: Parent Education Resource Manual, by Patricia W. Lockett and Creasie Finney Hairston (1991), is a trainer’s manual providing instructions for presenting a parent education course for fathers in prison.
  • Keeping FAITH (Families and Inmates Together in Harmony), developed by Ron and Catherine Tijerina with contributions from Charles Lee‐Johnson (2006), is a marriage and fatherhood program designed for incarcerated and recently released fathers.
  • The Parenting Inside Out® program is a parenting skills training program developed for criminal justice-involved parents, with a community version appropriate for fathers on parole or probation.
  • Moral Reconation Therapy, developed by Gregory Little and Kenneth Robinson (1985), is a cognitive‐behavioral program for substance abuse treatment and for criminal justice offenders that has proven to reduce rates of recidivism for periods as long as 20 years after treatment.