▶︎ To maintain fidelity, dads still need to use the Fathering Handbook. We understand, however, that might not be possible given your situation. If dads cannot use the handbook, it will affect program fidelity. If it won’t be possible to use the handbook, the facilitator must take that into account when preparing to deliver sessions (e.g. skip over portions that require dads to write in the handbook).
▶︎ If the facilitator normally allows dads to keep the Fathering Handbook between sessions, the dads should have it with them. If the facilitator normally keeps the dads’ handbooks in between sessions, the facilitator will need to get the dads’ handbooks to them (e.g. by mail or personal delivery while maintaining social/physical distancing).
NOTE: Because of copyright protection, you cannot photo copy and mail a hard copy of the Fathering Handbook to dads. You are also prohibited from copying, scanning, and emailing an electronic copy of the handbook.
▶︎ If you would like to have NFI mail handbooks directly to fathers, you may purchase individual fathering handbooks from our store website using a credit card.
- At checkout, enter your organization's billing information and enter the father's address for shipping. You must place an individual order for each father you want to receive a handbook. You may place as many individual orders as necessary. To order, please visit http://www.fathersource.org.
▶︎ To order multiple fathering handbooks via Purchase Order and mail to fathers at their individual locations, you may work directly with our Resource Center Director, Jacquie Evans, who can place individual book orders on your behalf (using a provided list of individual names and addresses for shipment).
Jacquie Evans can be reached at 240-912-1263 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
IMPORTANT SHIPPING & DELIVERY NOTES:
- Please ensure that the father's/each father's location is able to receive FedEx® deliveries.
For example, California is experiencing delivery delays. Check the latest FedEx® COVID-19 service updates here.
- If fathers are located in a facility where you would normally conduct a session in person (e.g. substance abuse treatment or correctional facility), ensure fathers are able to receive handbooks at their facility.
While all NFI fathering handbooks are bound for maximum security standards, there may be facility-based security restrictions around individuals receiving certain types of mail or packages.
- Due to shipping delays across the U.S., orders sent to a number of fathers could arrive to them at different times.
If you plan to run a group session of 24/7 Dad® or InsideOut Dad®, we recommend that you verify receipt of the handbook by each father who will participate and schedule the start date of your group sessions accordingly.