24:7 Dad®

24:7 Dad® is a fatherhood program used to improve the knowledge, behavior, and skills of dads of all races, religions, and demographics. The program is built on the basis that fathers can be nurturers, and nurturing is a learned skill for men. 24:7 Dad® A.M. covers basic fathering skills and is usually offered first by organizations, followed by 24:7 Dad® P.M.

Last Reviewed: 2024

Intended Outcomes:

-Increase awareness about the elements to being good fathers.
-Increase knowledge about the elements to being good fathers.
-Increase capacity or skills to carry out what is learned.
-Increase pro-fathering habits.
-Increase self-worth as a man and father.

Continuum of Care:
Indicated Prevention, Selective Prevention

Topic Areas:
Anxiety, Behavioral Health/Mental Health, Physical Health, Substance Use

Adult (25+), Young Adult (19-24)

Geographic Locations:
Rural, Urban

Delivery Settings:
Community-Based, Congregate Care Facility

Cultural Considerations:
No research found involving diverse populations

Fathers with children age 18 or younger.

There are no minimum requirements to implement this program.


Is Training Required?

Who can provide the required training?
Please see website to purchase curriculum materials.

Program Costs (materials, training, etc.):
Yes, refer to program website

Program/Practice Website:

Relevant Published, Peer-Reviewed Research:

Wilson, R. E., Obure, R., Omokaro, P., & Salihu, H. M. (2020). Effectiveness of a 24/7 Dad® curriculum in improving father involvement: Profiles of engagement. International Journal of Maternal and Child Health and AIDS, 9(1), 34–41.

Additional Sources:


Unable to be Rated

WV Rating:
Unable to Be Rated
»WV Ratings Info

Rationale for Rating:

Limited literature could be found on the program. The one peer-reviewed article that was identified by Wilson et al., (2020) utilized a pre-post-test model to evaluate father’s knowledge of pro-parenting skills across four years. The evaluation suggested that the program appeared to improve general knowledge and building lasting relationships with their children. Despite positive reports, it should be noted that additional peer-reviewed literature was unable to be gathered, limiting further interpretation. Ultimately, a greater breadth of research varying by population and location characteristics, as well as evaluation and control of possible confounds (e.g., healthcare/mental health diagnosis, other treatments, medication use, baseline differences among fathers) is required to better understand the program’s generalization to a wider audience.

Contraindications or Concerns:
None identified

Other Registries/Ratings

The California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare:
Not Yet Rated

Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development:
Not On Registry

Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness:
Not On Registry

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Model Programs Guide:
Not On Registry

Washington State Institute for Public Policy:
Not On Registry