Community-Based Fatherhood Programs

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Community-Based Fatherhood Initiatives

As the nation’s leading and most experienced provider of evidence-based and evidence-informed resources and programming designed specifically for fathers in the community, National Fatherhood Initiative® partners with all sectors of society organizations to integrate fatherhood programming into the community by providing the highest quality and widest range of fatherhood skill-building printed material, workshop and curriculum kits, training, and technical assistance available.

Supporting You. Supporting Fathers. Supporting Families.™

Our affordable, cost-effective resources and programs address complex situations such as, substance and alcohol abuse, emotional and physical abuse, incarcerated family members, teen pregnancies and more.

Further, our experienced staff can consult with you to develop a customized solution that will meet your staffing level and budget requirements for serving fathers and their families.

NFI’s effective and affordable programs provide growth opportunities for not-for-profits such as pregnancy centers, YMCAs, homeless shelters, children’s advocacy groups and faith-based charities. NFI supports these not-for-profits in their efforts to improve a wide-range of social ills as well as provide positive outcomes across a broad spectrum of social challenges.

In addition to the resources available on this website to increase your knowledge about the proven link between fatherhood advocacy and improving societal conditions, NFI’s Program Support Consultants are available to work with you to help you customize and plan for a robust and successful fatherhood program. Talk with an NFI consultant today.

Improve Child Well-Being

24 million children in America, that’s one in three, live apart from their biological fathers. In urban communities, the father absence rates are closer to 80 percent. Sadly, 18+ million of these children have limited contact with their nonresident dads. This leads to a number of risks to a child’s health and well-being. There is a direct correlation between child well-being and improving the skills of fathers and helping them understand the importance of their role in their children(s) lives.
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Increase Father Involvement

24 million children in the United States live without their biological father at home. And unfortunately, many excellent social service programs focus mainly (or solely) on resources for mothers and children. But what about skill-building for fathers? How are they being served?
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Improve Child Welfare

Father absence is not one single issue. With 24 million children going through their day without the love and support of their father, we are facing a crisis in child well being that affects all aspects of child welfare.
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Improve Maternal-Child Health

A child’s health is directly tied to his or her father’s presence. From emotional and behavioral issues, to sexual activity and abuse and neglect, father absence affects many issues related to child health. Moms can encourage father involvement, and in doing so, father involvement is increased.
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Fathers in Pregnancy Centers

Often, the “crisis” in a crisis pregnancy is that the father of the baby is unable or unwilling to be involved in its life. It is one thing to ensure the safety and health of the baby, but another to make sure it is raised by both a mother and an involved, responsible, and committed father.
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Address Poverty & Crime

With 24 million children in America living daily without their biological fathers—one in three children— there is a father factor in poverty and crime.
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Workforce Development

Many children in America have limited contact with their nonresident dads. This leads to a host of risks to their well-being, from teen pregnancy to drug abuse, to poverty, to poor performance at school. Unfortunately, many fathers believe that if they don’t have a job, then they don’t have anything valuable to contribute to their children’s lives. Therefore, we need to create sustained partnerships at the local level in order to help connect dads to both fathering skills and to jobs.
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Address Substance Abuse & Mental Health

Children are more likely to use and abuse drugs when they grow up without an involved, responsible and committed father. Drugs and alcohol often serve as surrogates for children who experience lack of love and emotional connection from their fathers.
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