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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

How to Inject 24/7 Dad® into Your Organization’s DNA – A Spotlight On Every Parent Matters

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Jun 14, 2022
Every so often, we like to shine a spotlight on a partner organization that uses National Fatherhood Initiative’s® (NFI’s)... Read More

Topics: Infant Health, child well-being, fatherhood parenting, new dad, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

These Fathers are Unseen and Unsupported

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jun 9, 2022
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock recently, you’re aware of the sea change between men and women entering and graduating... Read More

Topics: father involvement in education, research, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, dads in college, dads in trade school

How to Avoid Burnout in Your Work With Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   May 31, 2022
I have two related questions for you about your work with dads? Have you experienced burnout? Are you process-oriented or... Read More

Topics: fatherhood facilitators, facilitators, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Tips & Tricks, Tips for Success

The State of Moms and Dads in America (2022)

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   May 24, 2022
This article is written by Mike P. Taylor and was originally published at the Dad Well Done. It is republished here with... Read More

Topics: fatherhood parenting, involved father, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

Here’s What We Know About the Work of Federal Fatherhood Grantees

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   May 17, 2022
Have you ever wondered what the organizations that received federal funding to implement responsible fatherhood (RF) programs did... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

3 Ways to Keep Fatherhood Program Group Sessions Focused and on Track

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   May 10, 2022
In a recent discussion I had with an InsideOut Dad® facilitator, he made a point that many dads complain – sometimes bitterly –... Read More

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

The Secret Sauce of Successful Fatherhood Groups

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   May 3, 2022
If someone asked you what’s the “secret sauce” of fatherhood groups, what would you tell them? Before you continue to read this... Read More

Topics: fatherhood programs, fatherhood program planning, facilitators, Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Program Recruitment & Retention, Recruit & Retain Dads

New Evaluation of 24/7 Dad® Shows It Improves Parental Self-Efficacy and That Dosage Matters

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Apr 29, 2022
A new, independent, third-party evaluation of the evidence-based 24/7 Dad® program of National Fatherhood Initiative®(NFI) shows... Read More

Topics: non-custodial fathers, child well-being, single parenting, single dads, evidence-based 24/7 Dad, Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, Research on NFI Programs & Resources, NFI News & Updates, 24/7 Dad, child best interests

How to Help Stepfamilies Continue the Blending Process

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Apr 26, 2022
We should start referring to blended families as blending families. The tense of this word means everything because – in my... Read More

Topics: child well-being, fatherhood parenting, stepfather, marketing fatherhood programs, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Program Recruitment & Retention

Giving Dads a Second Chance

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Apr 19, 2022
This article was originally published at the Operation New Hope blog. It is republished here with permission. In anticipation of... Read More

Topics: incarcerated fathers, involved father, children of incarcerated fathers, programs for incarcerated dads, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, InsideOut Dad

ALERT: Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Groundbreaking Legislation to Support Involved Fatherhood in Florida

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Apr 15, 2022
This article was originally published by the office of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and is republished here with permission. ... Read More

Topics: child well-being, fatherhood work, child development, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, New Dads & Hospitals

Get Ahead of Child Abuse by Using This Free Conversation Guide with Families You Serve

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Apr 12, 2022
Preventing child abuse is something we can all agree on. Children being treated poorly by a parent, caregiver, or someone in... Read More

Topics: child well-being, fatherhood work, child development, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, New Dads & Hospitals

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