What People Are Saying
Doctor Dad™ is an excellent way for fathers to both understand their importance in the life of their child, while also gaining critical skills in order to effectively care for infants and newborns.
What facilitators are saying:
“The curriculum is informative and has training techniques that allow trainers to communicate and create a successful learning experience for the participants.”
Thyrza Mathis, Facilitator
“Using Dr. Dad™ [sic] has changed attitudes with mothers and has empowered dads to care for their children.”
Tina Genchur, Facilitator
ARIN Intermediate Unit
Thanks to your material, one father has...been very connected with his baby and is good at interacting with her."
Christine Zimmerman, Facilitator
Santa Maria Community Services
Cincinnati , OH
"The education they are receiving [through Doctor Dad ™] is equipping this couple with the knowledge they will need for their infant as well as the three year old child...One day after hearing my lesson on safety, he said he was going to go home and move unsafe things out of the child’s reach and go over the safety checklist in the Doctor Dad ™ workbook."
Lori Kooser, Facilitator
Alternatives.Yes Pregnancy Support Center
Connellsville , PA
What dads (and moms!) are saying:
"I wish my dad knew this stuff before I was born.”
Teen Dad, Doctor Dad™ Particpant
Providence Hospital, Washington, DC
"It is good to know there is help for me, too…I am feeling supported and calmer about my girlfriend being pregnant and being a father."
Burleson Pregnancy Aid Center, Burleson , TX
“It’s great having the baby’s dad involved in the educational process with me. I feel he is more interactive with the children since he has been part of the education.”
Tri-City Life Center, Lower Burrell, PA
“My husband (after being home alone with a vomiting infant and needing some practical help in being a dad to add to his MBA, MA and PhD candidacy) said it best when he said, ‘I thought common sense would be enough.’ Thank you, NFI, for offering the tools to help this new father add the most important letters to his post-graduate/business titles, DAD!!!"
Ilse Karto, RN
Evaluation & Research
Independent research shows that Doctor Dad™:
- Increases new fathers’ knowledge of child health and safety
- Improves new fathers’ confidence in their ability to perform basic parenting skills.
View the research:
Doctor Dad™ Evaluation Report (May 17, 2011)
This report is a non-experimental, pre/post evaluation of National Fatherhood Initiative's Doctor Dad™Workshops. Data were collected from 157 expectant and new fathers who participated in the workshops at one of six community-based pregnancy resource centers from 2008-2010. This evaluation includes outcomes on the effectiveness of each of the four Doctor Dad™Workshops.
Doctor Dad™ Pre/Post Evaluation Data (July 17, 2006)
This report is a non-experimental, pre/post evaluation of the Doctor Dad™ workshop conducted by Baylor University’s Center of Family and Community Ministries and administered by The Central Texas Fatherhood Initiative (CTFI).
Doctor Dad™ Pilot Test (Spring, 2004)
This report is a summary of a formative-evaluation study on the Doctor Dad™ workshop conducted by the Center for Social Work Research at the University of Texas at Austin. The formative evaluation was part of a pilot test to assess the effectiveness and impact of Doctor Dad™.
Doctor Dad™ Program Logic Model
This logic model clearly describes how the Doctor Dad™ Program addresses the problem of father absence, as well as the expected activities, outputs, and outcomes of this program. Funders often request logic models. For more information on logic models, visit the W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Download the Doctor Dad™ Workshop Evaluation Tools