Facilitators celebrate the first-ever Good Dads 2.0 Training Camp

The Good Dads team hosted its summer training camp last week, a five-day workshop for mental health professionals, Good Dads facilitators, and anyone else who wanted to improve their working relationships with men. Attendees were trained in three brand-new Good Dads curricula – Fundamentals of Fatherhood, Helping Fathers in the Heartland, and Good Dads 2.0. 

Everyone who attended the training, whether they came for just a couple days or all week long, was eager to help dads in their communities become the best they could be.

The summer training camp took place at The Downtown Church on Walnut Street in Springfield. There, dozens of facilitators from around the state saw Good Dads’ newest curricula in print for the first time. The Good Dads team is very grateful for everyone who came to the training camp, and we recognize that we truly couldn’t do all this without our facilitators.

The curricula include a combination of thought-provoking discussion questions, engaging activities and video testimonies from experts. Learn more about the newest Good Dads curricula at the links below: 

Fundamentals of Fatherhood

Helping Fathers in the Heartland

Good Dads 2.0

Photos by Diana Dudenhoeffer and Rhonda Andersen 

Trained facilitators for Good Dads 2.0 pose for a group photo at The Downtown Church at the end of the training on Friday, June 17. The curriculum is 15 parts long and will replace the current Fatherhood Development Curriculum used for sites with at-risk dads.

The Good Dads 2.0 workbook sits on a table during the training session. Facilitators learned about the new curriculum, plus methods to best teach participants, Wednesday through Friday last week. 

Kansas City-based pastor and Good Dads 2.0 facilitator Don Lewis listens to his table partner during a group discussion during a lesson on Wednesday, June 15. 

Good Dads trainees engage in a group discussion during the Fundamentals of Fatherhood facilitator training at The Downtown Church on Monday, June 13.

Lee Bramlett, director of Good Dads KC interviews Good Dads counseling intern Bailey Puckett during a Good Dads 2.0 activity on Wednesday, June 15.

Beautifully decorated cookies from The Rolling Pin bakery courtesy of Campaignium sit in their box. The Good Dads team says the cookies are scrumptious! 

Facilitator and mentor Janice Reynolds speaks to the group on Friday, June 17, as she teaches facilitators how to lead module discussions. Reynolds has been a trained facilitator of the Fatherhood Development Curriculum for years and has taught at several sites before the development of Good Dads 2.0

About Author

Diana Dudenhoeffer is a multimedia journalist from Springfield, Missouri. She is a recent graduate of Missouri State University with a bachelors in Journalism. She started at Good Dads as an intern during undergrad, and now she works as the Good Dads Project Assistant, helping develop curricula, design products and create social media promos.