EMPOWER NEW DADS WITH A CURRICULUM MADE FOR HOW MEN LEARN.
InJoy’s multi-format fatherhood curriculum, Understanding Fatherhood education curriculumwas designed with input from experienced fatherhood educators to ensure it addresses the topics that are most important to new dads. Covering pregnancy, birth, and babies from a father’s perspective, the evidence-based content provides standardization, while also allowing for spontaneity and discussion in the classroom. The short video clips provide practical information to new and expectant dads in a way that reassures and eases fears. This curriculum can be quickly implemented by your facility, without limitations on who can teach it or how to structure the class. A companion facilitator's guide with tips for teaching male learners and parent handouts make it easy for any educator to use this curriculum.
Available as a video program, PowerPoint with embedded videos, and eClass so you can reach more fathers in your community. .
Introduction, The Importance of Fathers: Why dads make a difference, benefits of being involved for children and dads
The Pregnant Dad, Involved From the Start: Feelings about having a baby, how dads can be involved during pregnancy, baby gear essentials, planning ahead, childcare research
Labor & Delivery, A Dad Is Born: Birth preference list, packing for the hospital, labor and birth basics, reality versus movies/TV, how to be a supportive partner during labor, making the most of the postpartum hospital stay
Baby Care, Dad in Action: Coming home, breastfeeding basics, why Dad’s breastfeeding support is important, creating a safe sleep environment, why babies cry and soothing techniques, abusive head trauma, bonding
The Postpartum Dad, Emotions & Your Relationship: Self-care, relationship after baby, importance of good communication, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and paternal postpartum depression
Parenting, A Dad's Life: Parenting truths, dad as a safety manager, looking ahead, understanding developmental milestones and positive discipline, joys of fatherhood
*Exact content varies by format.
INJOY’S FATHERHOOD EDUCATION CURRICULUM IS PERFECT FOR: