The 24/7 Dad® Philosophy

24/7 Dad®, in conjunction with Baby University, offers this program to the Chattanooga community. It’s based on a philosophy that supports the growth and development of fathers and children as caring, compassionate people who treat themselves, others, and the environment with respect and dignity. This philosophical basis of caring and compassion forms the underlying structure that constitutes the values that are taught in the 24/7 Dad® programs. Each 24/7 Dad® Program consists of 12 group-based sessions that build on each other.

Fatherhood Specialist Brandon Cooper leads this program in Chattanooga, providing workshops, support and special events. If you or someone you know is interested in 24/7 Dad®, please e-mail Brandon at brandon_cooper@signalcenters.org or you can call him at 423.443.5119.

24/7 Dad® AM Focuses on
Key Fathering Topics:
• Family History
• What it Means to Be a Man
• Showing and Handling Feelings
• Men’s Health
• Communication
• The Father’s Role
• Discipline
• Children’s Growth
• Getting Involved with your Child(ren)
• Working with Mom & Co-Parenting
24/7 Dad® PM Covers More
Advanced Fathering Topics:
• Fathering and the 24/7 Dad
• Boyhood to Manhood
• Dealing with Anger
• Knowing Myself (Self-Worth)
• Family Ties
• Sex, Love, Relationships
• Power and Control
• Competition and Fathering
• Improving My Communication Skills
• Fun with the Kids

24/7 Dad® Key Behaviors Workshop helps fathers develop a set of behaviors that will help them become the best fathers possible. The behaviors are:

• Works with an Accountability Partner or Partners (24/7 Dad trait: Self-Awareness)
• Reflects on a Weekly Basis (24/7 Dad trait: Self-Awareness)
• Takes Care of Physical Health on a Regular Basis (24/7 Dad trait: Caring for Self)
• Takes Care of Emotional/Mental Health on a Regular Basis (24/7 Dad trait: Caring for Self)
• Develops Skills that Reflect His Role in the Family (24/7 Dad trait: Fathering Skills)
• Models Healthy Masculinity (24/7 Dad trait: Fathering Skills)
• Disciplines His Children in Healthy Ways (24/7 Dad trait: Parenting Skills)
• Nurtures His Children (24/7 Dad trait: Parenting Skills)
• Communicates Well with Mom and Their Children (24/7 Dad trait: Relationship Skills)
• Builds and Maintains a Good Relationship with Mom (24/7 Dad trait: Relationship Skills)
• Pays It Forward (Bonus Behavior)
• Engages with His Community (Bonus Behavior)

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