The training resources below are freely available for trainers to use and share.

If you’re not a trainer you are still welcome to download the content, but it won’t be as useful until you take part in a training.

We strongly recommend contacting your country coordinator (you can find your country in the menu) and asking them when the next Dad’s Talk (level 1) training is happening in your area. If you aren’t ready for a training yet the best place to start is the book The World Needs A Father: A Trainer’s Guide, or the Plug ‘n Play project.


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The World Needs A Father: A Trainers Guide 4th edition (2020, paperback)
Cassie Carstens

Drawing from decades of first-hand experience and a wealth of academic research, this book delves into the depths of the catastrophe that is fatherlessness, laying it open from an academic and personal perspective, and presenting a thorough, practical solution. It will challenge you, convict you, and encourage you to be the best father you can be within your context. This version has been updated and expanded to include new research, provide deeper insights, and includes more practical tool to help you bring heaven home.

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The World Needs A Father: A Trainers Guide 1st edition (2014, ebook)
Cassie Carstens

If the family unit is a fundamental building block of society, the nucleus of that unit is the father, and when he causes damage, the ripples affect everyone. Drawing from decades of first-hand experience and a wealth of academic research, this book delves into the depths of the catastrophe that is fatherlessness, laying it open from an academic and personal perspective, and presenting a thorough, practical solution. It will challenge you, convict you, and encourage you to be the best father you can be within your context.

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Fishing For The Village
Cassie Carstens, George Kellerman

Do you want to be part of building a disciple-making community that brings heaven to earth? In a world full of churches and Christian content, why does discipleship seem irrelevant to so many Christ-followers today? Why have we settled for being Christian consumers, instead of accepting Jesus’ call to be disciple-makers and vital Kingdom DNA builders? This book is a marvellous tool for anyone interested in making the shift from a consumer of content to a creator of Kingdom culture through disciple-making. If you need a framework for practical discipleship in your context, or want to hear the pulse of a vibrant discipleship movement, this book is for you. It will challenge how you understand and live out the biblical truths of making disciples, and give you a solid foundation for creating a community that brings heaven to earth.

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The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts
Gary Chapman

Falling in love is easy. Staying in love—that’s the challenge. How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands, conflicts, and just plain boredom of everyday life? In the #1 New York Times bestseller The 5 Love Languages, you’ll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide. Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing, Dr. Gary Chapman’s proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner—starting today.

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The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations
Ori Brafman & Rod A. Beckstrom

If you cut off a spider’s head, it dies; if you cut off a starfish’s leg it grows a new one, and that leg can grow into an entirely new starfish. Traditional top-down organizations are like spiders, but now starfish organizations are changing the face of business and the world. Ori Brafman and Rod Beckstrom have discovered some unexpected answers, gripping stories, and a tapestry of unlikely connections. The Starfish and the Spider explores what happens when starfish take on spiders and reveals how established companies and institutions, from IBM to Intuit to the U.S. government, are also learning how to incorporate starfish principles to achieve success.

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Love Leadership: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World
John Hope Bryant

Written by the founder of Operation HOPE and advisor to the past two U.S. presidents, this groundbreaking book makes the case that the best way to get ahead is to figure out what you have to give to a world seemingly obsessed with the question: What do I get? Aimed at a new generation of leaders and extremely relevant for today’s economic climate, Love Leadership outlines Bryant’s five laws of love-based leadership-Loss Creates Leaders (there can be no strength without legitimate suffering), Fear Fails (only respect and love leads to success), Love Makes Money (love is at the core of true wealth), Vulnerability is Power (when you open up to people they open up to you), and Giving is Getting (the more you offer to others, the more they will give back to you).

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The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness
Stephen R. Covey

Accessing the higher levels of human genius in today’s new reality requires a change in thinking: a new mindset and a new skill-set—in short, a new habit. The crucial challenge of our world today is this: to find our voice and inspire others to find theirs. It is what Covey calls the 8th Habit. The 8th Habit is the answer to the soul’s yearning for greatness, the organization’s imperative for significance and superior results, and humanity’s search for its “voice.”

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Raising a Modern-Day Knight: A Father’s Role in Guiding His Son to Authentic Manhood
Robert Lewis

What does it mean to be a man? Moreover, how do you as a father instill that reality in your son? By Raising a Modern-Day Knight. The medieval custom of knighthood offers a unique approach to shaping a boy into a strong, godly man. Centuries ago, select boys went through a rigorous, years-long process of clearly defined objectives, goals, and ceremonies—with the hope of achieving knighthood. Along the way, they acquired a boldly masculine vision, an uncompromising code of conduct, and a noble cause in which to invest their lives. They were the heroes of their age.

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Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ
Daniel Goleman

Everyone knows that high IQ is no guarantee of success, happiness, or virtue, but until Emotional Intelligence, we could only guess why. Daniel Goleman’s brilliant report from the frontiers of psychology and neuroscience offers startling new insight into our “two minds”—the rational and the emotional—and how they together shape our destiny. Through vivid examples, Goleman delineates the five crucial skills of emotional intelligence, and shows how they determine our success in relationships, work, and even our physical well-being. What emerges is an entirely new way to talk about being smart.

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The New One Minute Manager
Ken Blanchard & Spencer Johnson

This easily read story quickly demonstrates three very practical management techniques: One Minute Goals, One Minute Praisings, and One Minute Reprimands. The One Minute Manager also includes information on several studies in medicine and in the behavioural sciences, which help readers understand why these apparently simple methods work so well with so many people. The book is brief, the language is simple, and best of all…it works.

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Cultivating Communities of Practice
Etienne Wenger, Richard McDermott & William M. Snyder

Today’s economy is fuelled by knowledge. Every leader knows this to be true, yet few have systematic methods for converting organizational knowledge into economic value. This book argues that communities of practice — groups of individuals formed around common interests and expertise – provide the ideal vehicle for driving knowledge-management strategies and building lasting competitive advantage.

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Love and Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs
Emerson Eggerichs

This revolutionary message cracks the communication code between husband and wife: that unconditional respect is as powerful for him as unconditional love is for her.

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Halftime: Changing Your Game Plan from Success to Significance
Bob Buford

Are you ready to move into the second half of your life? Bob Buford believes the second half of your life can be better than the first. Much better. But first, you need time to figure out what you want to do with the rest of your life. In Halftime, Buford focuses on this important time of transition—the time when, as he says, a person moves beyond the first half of the game of life. It’s halftime, a time of revitalization and for catching a new vision for living the second half, the half where life can be lived at its most rewarding.

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He’ll Be OK: Growing Gorgeous Boys Into Good Men
Celia Lashlie

At last, a straight-talking book that takes parents into the mysterious world of boys. How do you raise boys to men in a world where trouble beckons at every turn? How do you make sure they learn the right lessons, stay out of danger, find a path to follow? How do you ensure they’ll be OK? Author Celia Lashlie has some of the answers. After years working in the prison service, she knows what can happen when boys make the wrong choices. Her insights into what boys need – and what parents can do to help them – are ground-breaking. In this honest, no-nonsense and best-selling book, Celia Lashlie reveals what goes on inside the world of boys, and that it is an entirely different world from that of girls.

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Emotionally Healthy Spirituality
Peter Scazzero

In this revised bestselling book, Peter Scazzero outlines a roadmap for discipleship that is powerfully transformative. He unveils what’s wrong with our current definition of “spiritual growth” and offers not only a model of spirituality that actually works, but seven steps to change that will help you experience authentic faith and hunger for God.

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The Boy Crisis: Why Our Boys Are Struggling and What We Can Do About It
Warren Farrell & John Gray

It’s a crisis of education. Worldwide, boys are 50 percent less likely than girls to meet basic proficiency in reading, math, and science. It’s a crisis of mental health. ADHD is on the rise. And as boys become young men, their suicide rates go from equal to girls to six times that of young women. It’s a crisis of fathering. Boys are growing up with less-involved fathers and are more likely to drop out of school, drink, do drugs, become delinquent, and end up in prison. It’s a crisis of purpose. Boys’ old sense of purpose—being a warrior, a leader, or a sole breadwinner—are fading. Many bright boys are experiencing a “purpose void,” feeling alienated, withdrawn, and addicted to immediate gratification. So, what is The Boy Crisis? A comprehensive blueprint for what parents, teachers, and policymakers can do to help our sons become happier, healthier men, and fathers and leaders worthy of our respect.

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The videos below are our first video series introducing fatherlessness, and what you can do to defeat it.

This video playlist we curated contains a number of the videos our trainers use regularly.

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The Plug ‘n Play Project

The Plug ‘n Play project is a tool designed to help trainers and fathers around the world present the TWNAF content in any place with more confidence, guided by some of our best trainers from around the world.

COVID has slowed down production of the project, but we are hoping to have it ready for you during October 2021. Keep this page bookmarked or follow us on social media for more information.