If you want to become part of the movement by attending the trainings, please contact your country coordinator (by clicking on your country flag on this map on our front page, or on your country page in the menu above).
If you can’t get hold of them there, please email .
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We are first and foremost a movement, which means that we have a flat structure with no centralised head office or leadership. This is critical to our growth (we are active in 85 countries and counting), because it empowers you to pick up the movement and make it your own in your unique culture.
We also hold non-profit status in a few countries. We are supported by a 501(c)(3) organisation in the USA, and are in the process of applying for Section 18a PBO status in South Africa.
Far from it!
While trainings are one of our main tools for imparting knowledge (and yes, there are many useful tips in the trainings), the deeper value happens through the mentorship relationships that develop after trainings, and in our commuities of practice.
It is important to remember that our content has been created with lasting, transformative life change in mind. So while you will find useful imformation in our trainings, the content is designed to help you uncover things that may be holding you back as a parent or a leader, and equip you to step up with clear conviction and passion.
TWNAF was born from and is rooted in the Christian tradition, but we believe that the urgency of the epidemic of fatherlessness holds no prejudice. So as far as possible, neither do we.
We have training material for both secular and faith-based communities, and will help any country, community or culture battle the scourge of fatherlessness, regardless of creed or religious beliefs.
Due to the decentralised nature of TWNAF as a movement, we don’t receive details for most of the trainings that happen around the world on a regular basis.
The best way to find a training is to visit our events page. If we don’t have anything listed near you, you can contact your country coordinator by clicking your country flag on this map, or by checking on your country page in the menu above.
If there aren’t any trainings happening near you, encourage your country coordinator to set one up!
If you can’t get hold of your country coordinator there, please email .
We have different types of trainings; some are condensed over a weekend, while others are help one night a week over a period of months. We strongly recommend that you attend the whole training either way, but this is especially true of the condensed trainings. Each day builds on the previous day’s content, so if you miss sessions, not only will you miss out on potentially life-changing content, but you will also skip valuable information that provides context as the training progresses.
Absolutely! However, there are a few things you should take into account:
Without question! As Cassie so often says, The World Needs A Father is almost as much (if not more) about leadership and community development than it is about parenting. And because the issue of fatherlessness affect your whole community, you will learn how you can make a difference in your space whether or not you have children of your own.
Definitely, and even more so if you have children you are responsible for. Part of our content is specifically focused on single mothers, and a many people in our community around the world have been through separation, divorce or are single parents. Our content will help equip you to make a difference in your children’s lives, and in your community. On top of that, there is a good chance you will find solidarity and support.
In answering this, one could echo the sentiment of the old adage that function follows design.
A psychological bond starts developing between the mother and child from not too long after conception. The closeness and affection mother and child share from breastfeeding is something fathers cannot replicate with a bottle in hand. A fathers can stand in for a short period if the mother is away, but it is not ideal over a long period of time. We crave the nurturing that comes so naturally to most women.
Similarly, between the ages of 6 and 11 the children are hard-wired to seek attention from their fathers.
Not at all! We clearly believe (and state in trainings) that fathers and mothers are equal co-conspirators in bringing heaven home, but with distinct roles and responsibilities.
Spanking is a very contentious issue, and rightly so.
While it appears to be affirmed in the Bible (“spare the rod and spoil the child”), a contextual reading of that scripture removes the need for corporal punishment all together.
And so far, the research done on spanking seems to unequivocally confirm that no form of corporal punishment creates lasting positive effect, but does lead to statistically relevant negative effects on the child’s emotional and mental development (see more in the links below).
We aren’t going to tell you how you should discipline your child, but we will say the following: