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The Problem of Incarceration for America's Children [Infographic]

There are 2.7 million children with a parent in prison or jail. Ninety-two percent (92%) of parents in prison are fathers.

The sort-of good news is that ninety-five (95%) of all inmates will eventually be released. The not-so-good news is that most—2 out of 3 inmates—will re-offend and be back in prison.

It's clear we have a problem. But we also have a solution.

Family Trees and the Troubling Problem of Absent Fathers

This blog reposted from Patheos.com with permission from Roland Warren.

Some time ago, a friend told me about a troubling experience he had while working as a teacher’s aid in an inner city elementary school that served primarily African American children. The teacher of the class gave her students what should have been an easy homework assignment. They were to develop a family tree.

However, when the students returned to class with the completed assignments, my friend noticed a disturbing pattern. 

[New eBook] How to Use the 24/7 Dad® Program with Teens

Over the years, we've been asked for a curriculum developed specifically for teen dads.

But every time we considered creating one, it became clear that our flagship fatherhood program, 24/7 Dad® A.M. really IS written for dads of any age, race, or religion. In fact, with a little digging, we uncovered many practitioners who already faciltate 24/7 Dad® with teen dads with much success. 

So, armed with expert tips and feedback from those very practiitoners, we created a new companion guide that helps you understand how to effectively use 24/7 Dad® with teens. Read on to learn more and download your copy!

Critical New Portrait of Latino Dads [Report & Resources]

Before you read the rest of this post, grab a pen and paper and answer the following questions:

  • Do most Latino fathers speak English or Spanish?
  • Are most Latino fathers immigrants or U.S. born.?
  • Are most Latino fathers married or single?
  • What's the proportion of Latino fathers who live with their children compared to those who live apart from their children?
  • What's the proportion of Latino fathers who have children by one mother compared to children by multiple mothers?
  • What's the proportion of Latino fathers who are employed full or part time?
  • What's the average educational attainment of Latino fathers?
  • What's the proportion of Latino fathers who have low income? 

NFI Launches Free Online Learning Community!

I'm pleased to announce that National Fatherhood Initiative® (NFI) has launched the Father Engagement Learning Community™! This free online resource (community.fatherhood.org) provides a platform for organizations and individuals that serve dads to learn from one another.

Why did we launch it?

How to Partner with Child Welfare Agencies [Podcast Series]

The key to developing a partnership with your local child welfare agency is to deliver a compelling value proposition on how your organization can help the agency do its job more effectively.

And what exactly is that job?

Dads Are Magic Too. [Video]

When we learn about brands that are committed to recognizing fathers for everything they contribute to their children and families, we get excited. When we learn that they want to partner with us to bring the importance of father involvement to the world, we jump in headfirst!

Baby Magic believes the best gift we can give moms is even more involved, more dedicated, more present dads. Read on the learn more.

How To Involve Dad During & After Mom's Pregnancy

Children do much better physically and emotionally when dad is involved right from the start. In fact, dad's physical presence at the birth of his child increases the likelihood his child will be a healthy newborn. It also means mom is likely to be healthier. On the other hand, when dad is absent, baby and mom are less likely to be healthy.

How to Effectively Serve Dads Involved in Child Welfare

Increasing the involvement of young fathers in the lives of their children is particularly challenging when fathers are involved in the child welfare system. 

The Value of a Father Engagement Experience™

Many organizations spin their wheels when it comes to engaging fathers, never gaining the traction they need to create a sustainable local, state, or national fatherhood program or initiative.

What Jazz Can Teach Us about Serving Dads

Provocative competence.

Free Webinar > Fundraising for Fatherhood Programs

Do you find it hard to keep funding for your fatherhood program? Do you rely on only one funding stream for your program?

From a strategy perspective, is your organization on a never ending "fundraising roller coaster"? Do you want to get off that roller coaster? 

We will address all of this (and more!) in our next free webinar: Fundraising for Fatherhood Programs. Register today!

Save Money When You Run NFI Programs

I regularly hear from organizations that they don't have enough funding. The sad truth is that often times, the fatherhood program is the first to go.

Funding roller coaster aside, I'm here to tell you that if you have purchased any of NFI's fatherhood programs in the past, you can save thousands of dollars on your everyday recurring business expenses. 

Read on to learn more. 

4 Reasons to Promote Marriage to Dads

Dads' self-interest. 

Deadline Extended > New Cohort: Learn to Use Change Leadership to Transform Your Organization

 

EXTENDED DEADLINE! Applications will be accepted for the Cohort until Friday Feb. 24, 2017. 

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. Read on to learn more and how to apply.

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