Facilitator Training

Caring Dads is a trademarked intervention program run exclusively by accredited Facilitators. If you'd like to join the leading, international network of clinicians working at the nexus of gender-based violence and fatherhood, read on to learn more about our Facilitator Training.


Who should attend?

Training Eligibility

Caring Dads Facilitator training is appropriate for any professional interested in working with fathers (including biological, step, or common-law fathers) who have who have physically abused, emotionally abused or neglected their children, or exposed their children to domestic violence, or who are deemed to be at high-risk for these behaviors.

Our training attendees commonly include batterer intervention program group leaders, child protection workers, counselors working within child and family mental health services, victim advocates, probation officers and their supervisors and managers. Other professionals that are sometimes involved include psychologists, violence prevention educators, substance abuse counselors, healthcare workers, police officers, native leaders, clergy and military personnel.

Intensive 2-Day Course

In-Person Training

This component is delivered over 2 days and introduces participants to the principles and values that guide the Caring Dads program. We then move into interactive training on the program material. Role plays are used to demonstrate key exercises and participants have the chance to acquire and practice skills in leading group exercise.

> Caring Dads program goals, principles and values
> The need for intervention with fathers
> Child-centred fathering
> Referral, intake and collaborative case management
> Mother contact
> Case reviews
> Supporting community collaboration

Clinical Consultations

Distributed Learning

This is the e-learning component of Caring Dads Facilitator Training. This series of four lessons, each focussed on one of the goals of the Caring Dads program, comprise live webinars, videos and self-reflection components.

The sessions can be completed over a period of four months to 1 year after training and are deigned to offer clinical oversight and support to new Facilitators as they deliver their first Caring Dads groups.

$1,000 CAD pp

Training Investment

Becoming an accredited facilitator involves both tuition and licensing:

Tuition includes lunch and refreshments during the Intensive In-Person Training component, but does not include any travel or accommodation if required. Also included is access to the Pro-Portal (our distributed learning platform) for the duration of the Clinical Consultation e-learning component of your training (4 months - 1 year). Tuition is a one-time fee.

Annual licensing fees support the ongoing development of materials needed to run group sessions, our Reporting & Quality Assurance system, and a host of other resources available through the Pro-Portal. Annual Licensing fees also cover ongoing access to the Clinical Consultation sessions which may be repeated as required. Licensing is an annually recurring fee.

The Pro-Portal

Ongoing Support

The Pro-Portal is where facilitators and trainers: Participate in our Quality Assurance and Program Evaluation system. Surveys may be administered and submitted online, and our accredited professionals receive detailed reports for every group or training they run. Access a host of constantly updates resources, including handouts, slides, videos, intake forms, recruitment and promotional materials. Consult, connect and share experiences with other Caring Dads professionals in the free forum.


Upcoming Training Dates