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Mass Shootings: Three Causes, Three Solutions

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Sep 20, 2022
"We live in a country where mass shootings have become common place. A mass shooting is defined by the Gun Violence Archive as an Read More

Topics: involved father, father absence data, father absence cost, Featured, mass shootings, gun violence, father presence

How to Bring Dads Back to School

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Sep 13, 2022
Last year, in our Championing Fatherhood Blog, we posted an article on engaging dads in their children’s education. Dads,... Read More

Topics: child well-being, fatherhood work, fatherhood facilitators, moms involving dads, back to school, public schools, school-age kids, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

How You Can Help Dads Address the Maternal Mortality Crisis

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Sep 6, 2022
Do you know about America’s maternal mortality crisis? If you’re like me, you might be aware of it but perhaps not as informed as... Read More

Topics: child well-being, maternal-child health, Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, maternal mortality

How to Use The Transtheoretical Model to Create A Dynamic Fatherhood Program

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Aug 30, 2022
Think about a behavior change you would like to make that would improve your health. Now, how ready are you to jump in and make... Read More

Topics: fatherhood program planning, program planning, father engagement, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

Use the Power of These Free Shareable Images to Promote Responsible Fatherhood

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Aug 23, 2022
Recently I ran across an article about a moving photo book from photographer Phillip Toledano called The Reluctant Father. It... Read More

Topics: responsible fatherhood, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

[Free Resources] Share the Success Sequence With Families You Serve

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Aug 16, 2022
A few weeks ago, I posted a blog that highlighted the most recent findings on how the success sequence is effective for young... Read More

Topics: research, Featured, general fatherhood resources, the success sequence, benefits of marriage, high school education, work full time, overcoming poverty, marrying before having children

Have Americans’ Attitudes About Stay-at-Home Dads Truly Changed?

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Aug 9, 2022
What’s your attitude toward stay-at-home dads? Do you view them positively or negatively? No matter your attitude, you’re... Read More

Topics: responsible fatherhood, stay-at-home dad, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

Parenting Styles – Which One is Best?

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Aug 2, 2022
We came across this article on parenting styles that is valuable for anyone working with fathers and families. The content can be... Read More

Topics: fatherhood parenting, discipline, involved father, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, parenting styles

New Data Finds the “Success Sequence” Effective Across Every Demographic

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Jul 26, 2022
The “Success Sequence,” formula involves three steps for young adults: get at least a high school education work full time ... Read More

Topics: research, Featured, general fatherhood resources, the success sequence, benefits of marriage, high school education, work full time, overcoming poverty, marrying before having children

How to Use A Logic Model to Supercharge Your Fatherhood Outcomes

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Jul 19, 2022
Can you articulate how your organization influences dads to improve their fathering skills? If not, then a logic model is what... Read More

Topics: fatherhood program planning, logic model, program planning, father engagement, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

Use These Studies to Inform Your Work with Incarcerated Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jul 12, 2022
Do you work or want to work with incarcerated dads?If so, two recently-released studies can inform that work. Combined these... Read More

Topics: incarcerated fathers, child well-being, children of incarcerated fathers, evidence-based InsideOut Dad, Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, NFI News & Updates, InsideOut Dad

Course prepares East Feliciana prisoners for challenges, joys of fatherhood

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Jul 5, 2022
This article is written by Francis Y. Spencer and was originally published at The Advocate. It is republished here with... Read More

Topics: fatherhood parenting, involved father, evidence-based InsideOut Dad, Featured, Success Stories, InsideOut Dad

Teach Dads These 3 Qualities of Successful Fathering

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jun 28, 2022
“Habits may be the smallest units of transformation, but they’re also the most fundamental. They are the first concentric... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, 24/7 Dad, InsideOut Dad, 24/7 Dad Key Behaviors Workshop

24/7 Dad® - Worth the Wait

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Jun 22, 2022
I would like to introduce you to Timmy Morgan, aka Tim, a Fatherhood Coordinator with BCFS Health & Human Service Healthy Start... Read More

Topics: healthy relationships, child well-being, fatherhood work, fatherhood facilitators, facilitators, moms involving dads, evidence-based 24/7 Dad, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, 24/7 Dad, Coparenting

[Father’s Day Special] The CHI Podcast featuring NFI President Christopher A. Brown: Why Dads Matter

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Jun 16, 2022
Do you know why the role of a father or father figure is so important in a child's life? Recently Sandy Munoz of The CHI Podcast,... Read More

Topics: fathers role, father involvment, involved father, Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, NFI News & Updates

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