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The Father Absence Crisis [Infographic]

There is a crisis in America. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 24 million children in America—one out of three—live without their biological dad in the home. Consequently, there is a “father factor” in nearly all of the societal issues facing America today.

[Video] Another Reason Why Dads are Vital to Child Well-Being

When you help a dad to be more involved, responsible, and committed to his child, you help build that child's resilience.

The Value of Taking a “Refresher” Training

If you have been trained on National Fatherhood Initiative’s® (NFI’s) 24/7 Dad®, InsideOut Dad®, or Understanding Dad™ programs, and it’s been more than two years, then a “refresher” training on that program will be valuable.

Apply for New Cohort to Learn to Use Change Leadership to Transform Your Organization


We recently learned of an opportunity we wanted to share: The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities has announced the launch of a new Transformational Change Cohort, an initiative that is partially underwritten by The Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Applications will be accepted from readers of this post until Feb. 13, 2017. Read on to learn more and how to apply. 

More Reason to Serve These Underserved Dads

Location, location, location.

FRPN Free Webinar > Inside the Black Box: Measuring Service Delivery, Client Engagement and Fidelity

NFI President Christopher A. Brown sits on the Fatherhood Research & Practice Network (FRPN) advisory committee. FRPN has announced their next (and seventh!) free webinar for researchers and practitioners.

Who's Tom Brady's Hero? [Video]


As we gear up for the Super Bowl on Sunday, here's a reminder about the importance of heroes to the players who'll don their armor in search of gridiron glory.

Spotlight > Williamsburg, VA CDR Empowers Dads with NFI Resources

Pictured: Donovan Bridgeforth, CDR's newest Fatherhood Consultant with the diaper bag CDR distributes to new dads in the Rookie Dads programs.

When we catch news of a fatherhood program doing great things for dads, we take notice. We especially take notice when they’re one of NFI’s Partners!

How Dads View Co-Parenting

One of the best ways to help dads become more involved in the lives of their children is to ensure that the co-parenting relationship between dad and mom is a good one.

Why a Father-Friendly Culture is Vital to Effectively Serving Dads

Creating a father-friendly culture is the most important factor in a successful fatherhood program.

How Your Organization Can Support National Marriage Week

Marriage might not be a popular subject with the clients you serve, but no one can argue with the research: Marriage is good for children (and dads!). Read on to learn how your organization can support National Marriage Week February 7-14.

Why Good Facilitators are Vital for Program Retention

A good facilitator is as important as the content of a fatherhood program.

An Important Question from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'"

Spotlight > New Hampton Jail Uses InsideOut Dad® Program, Prepares Fathers for Release

We try to spotlight fatherhood programs in the news when we can. We do this for many reasons, but one is to encourage you. We want you to know that you are not alone.

You'll see in this post, there are men like Darnell W. Parker Sr. out there serving alongside you. We are with you. Be inspired to keep doing the good work of serving fathers and families.

This group at the New Hampton Jail, along with the Hampton Sheriff's Office, is doing great work.

How to Find a Fatherhood Program Near You

I often receive calls and emails from dads and community leaders who are looking for help. It may be a dad needing advice or a leader planning an event and looking for a local expert to speak. In many cases, connecting with local programs and resources is the answer.

But connecting with the people who have common passion can be difficult. In this post, I will introduce you to our Fatherhood Program Locator and show you how to utilize it.

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