Education and Support for Fathers and Father-Figures

Providing fatherhood classes, workshops, and support for fathers of all kinds.

Being a nurturing father is critical for a child’s happy, healthy development. FRANC offers special father-specific services to promote positive fatherhood and address the unique challenges and opportunities faced by fathers and father-figures.

FRANC Services

FRANC provides education, resources, and support to empower fathers and father-figures to build safe, healthy, nurturing relationships with their children and celebrate the joys of positive fatherhood. FRANC services are for all fathers and father-figures – married, single, divorced, foster, expectant, surrogate, and mentors.

Classes & Workshops

Join other fathers and learn how to raise your children, how to create a positive environment in your home and get to practice your parenting skills in a safe space. This program teaches fathers what it takes to build healthy relationships with their children as they grow up. During our weekly group sessions, fathers will engage with other caretakers within a small group of 8-16 men and apply the skills they are learning.

  • Examples of the topics that are covered in the weekly classes:
  • Nurturing Parenting
  • Importance of Empathy
  • Managing and Communicating Feelings for Parent and Children
  • Managing Anger and Stress for Parents and Children
  • Understanding and Managing Discipline
  • Establishing Nurturing Parenting Routines

Attend our unique one-time, four-hour workshop that inspires and equips expecting dads to become confidently engaged with their infants, support their co-parents, and personally navigate their transformation into parents. “Veteran” parents who have completed the workshop in the past work together with our facilitators to create an open and welcoming experience.

View dates and register (required).

Frequently Asked Questions

Nurturing Dads is currently only available for dads who are enrolling in the class as part of a case plan. Understanding Fatherhood has no eligibility requirements.

No. Both Nurturing Dads and Understanding Fatherhood are completely no-cost services.

You can follow the links in the service descriptions above or, if you need assistance, contact us at or (813) 673-4646 ext 5108.
Dads are welcomed and encouraged at every single one of Champions for Children’s programs! Check out our full list of programs or call our Parent Warm Line at 813-673-4646 ext. 7 to find out what may be a good fit for you.

The lead funder of FRANC services is Children’s Network of Hillsborough. FRANC is also supported by generous private donors in our community.