December 7, 2016
There are 2.7 million children with a parent in prison or jail in the United States. The number of children with a father in prison has grown by 79% since 1991.
Despite these staggering facts, InsideOut Dad®, NFI's 12-week program for incarcerated fathers, continues to have a positive impact on fathers and families across the country.
In this post, Matt Duhamel, Host of Solitary Nation and Filmmaker at Metamora Films, interviews me to discuss what correctional facilities in America are doing to help men in prison to be better dads.
November 3, 2016
Do you work with fathers who struggle with money? Sadly, some dads see their role strictly as check-writer-in-chief while other dads struggle to make ends meet.
It doesn't have to be this way. Whether it's child support, legal fees, or having to work two and three jobs to pay for life, many dads struggle with money. Most dads need to learn how vital money management is to their role of being good dads.
We created this new tool to teach dads why they should manage their money and give them an easy action plan to help handle money.
November 1, 2016
I try to stay up on the latest blog posts about fatherhood. Often, I share helpful articles on NFI's social media channels. But, when Roland Warren, the former President and current board member of NFI, wrote about fatherhood recenty, I had to share it here on the blog. Why? Well, Mr. Warren knows a thing or two about fatherhood.
In his newest post, Warren shares a personal story of how he experienced bullying and what he did about it. Review his story as a resource to help you help the dads you serve.
October 26, 2016
You have to see how one fatherhood program in Pueblo, Colorado is helping men learn how to be better fathers.
Read this post to learn about the good work Graham Bates, the local pastor and police chaplain is doing, and to learn about Bates' vision for the program.
October 25, 2016
National Fatherhood Initiative® (NFI) seeks applications from organizations that want to partner with NFI to expand the evidence-based 24/7 Dad® program within the community or communities they serve. So hurry, because this is the final reminder. Applications are due to NFI by 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on Monday, October 31, 2016.
Do you struggle with engaging dads in home visits?
Do you lack father-specific resources to incorporate into your existing program, model, or curriculum?
Do you have difficulty knowing what to discuss with dads and moms around father involvement?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, this webinar is for you!
October 12, 2016
National Fatherhood Initiative® (NFI) seeks applications from organizations that want to partner with NFI to expand the evidence-based 24/7 Dad® program within the community or communities they serve.
October 5, 2016
I want to introduce you to four new (and free) eBooks the NFI Team has created to help you get started serving fathers in any setting.
In this post, I'll walk you through each new eBook and show you how they can help you help fathers—whether you work in a community-based organization, corrections and reentry setting, military installation, or state and government agency.
September 28, 2016
When dads graduate from your fatherhood program, it's a big deal. It should be treated as such. After reading how "Dads Matter Too" in New Haven, Connecticut, created a successful graduation event, I had to tell you about it.
This program involved several local partners to make their graduation a success. Read this post and consider how you can make your next fatherhood program graduation special.
September 21, 2016
We recently announced our GiveBack Program™ here on The Father Factor as a way to say "Thank you" for partnering with us to serve fathers.
Now, we're excited to offer a free webinar to show you a brief overview of the program, tour the portal, and examples of vendor discounts and sign-up processes.
Here are the details about the upcoming webinar. Remember, NFI's GiveBack Program™ is an exclusive program for organizations that use NFI's fatherhood programs.
September 20, 2016
I get this question often by phone and email, "Do you have any programs to help teen dads?"
My answer is "Yes!" Which is why I'm excited to see the work Martin Castaneda is doing in Midland, Texas. In this post, you will see how he is using the 24/7 Dad® program to help teen dads.
September 15, 2016
I recently spent 12 weeks as a volunteer for my local 24/7 Dad® Program. After watching nine dads graduate the program, here's what I learned.
September 14, 2016
Retaining fathers in a fatherhood program is one of the greatest challenges many organizations face. That’s why National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI) is committed to providing tools and guidance to help meet that challenge.
September 8, 2016
Advancements in technology are changing the way we communicate with each other and can have a profound impact in recruitment and engagement of individuals in human services programs.