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Most Recent Fatherhood Posts

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

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

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