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How to Make Child Support a Family-Strengthening Program

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jul 9, 2024
If you serve dads with child support arrears and who struggle navigating the child support system, a resource I read recently... Read More

Topics: non-custodial fathers, co-parenting, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, Non-Custodial Dads, Coparenting, 24:7 Dad®

How to Help Fathers Prioritize Their Health

Posted by Antoine Johnson   |   Jun 25, 2024
June marks a significant time for raising awareness about men's health, but in the conversation about well-being, there's a... Read More

Topics: fatherhood research, men's health, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, mental health

National Fatherhood Initiative® Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Jun 12, 2024
Nation's leading fatherhood organization has trained nearly 60,000 individuals and organizations to engage and serve fathers... Read More

Topics: fatherhood leaders, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Success Stories, NFI News & Updates

A Must-Read on Supporting Expectant and New Dads’ Mental Health

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   May 28, 2024
Image created using Adobe Firefly 3. As human service organizations have become more aware of the need to address dads’... Read More

Topics: fatherhood research, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, Tips & Tricks, mental health

Three Fatherhood Services That Provide Massive Gains

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   May 14, 2024
If patience comes easy for you, raise your hand. If not, don’t worry. I didn’t raise mine, either. While I can be impatient over... Read More

Topics: community mobilization, community leaders, fatherhood program planning, fatherhood leaders, marketing fatherhood programs, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Program Recruitment & Retention, Success Stories

Turning Pandemic Lessons into Opportunities in the Delivery of Fatherhood Programs

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Apr 16, 2024
Image created with Adobe Firefly 2. On the afternoon of March 11, 2020, I was enjoying a sunny day in the ATX, celebrating... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, Tips & Tricks

How to Help Your City Become More Father-Friendly

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Apr 2, 2024
Imagine if every sector of your city was fully invested in becoming father-friendly. Imagine how a city-wide fatherhood... Read More

Topics: Fundraising, marketing fatherhood programs, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, Program Recruitment & Retention, Success Stories

How the Honda Accord Helps Demystify Evidence-Based Parenting Programs

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Mar 27, 2024
Is your program evidence-based? Is your program evidence-informed? Is your program well-supported? Is your program promising? Is... Read More

Topics: evidence-based programs, evidence-informed programs, evidence-based InsideOut Dad, evidence-based fatherhood program, evidence-based 24/7 Dad, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, NFI News & Updates, Understanding Dad™, InsideOut Dad®, 24:7 Dad®

Fatherhood Research and Statistics Abound in Father Facts™ 9 [+ FREE Related Resources!]

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Mar 21, 2024
As more studies are conducted over the years, we gain a better understanding of the positive impact that an involved father can... Read More

Topics: fatherhood statistics, fatherhood research, Father Facts, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, Tips & Tricks

Harnessing the Power of Incentives to Recruit and Retain Dads

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Mar 5, 2024
How can you get more dads to attend your program and ensure they keep coming back? Most dads aren’t sitting around asking what... Read More

Topics: fatherhood parenting, marketing fatherhood programs, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, Program Recruitment & Retention

[Free Webinar] How to Involve Dads in Family Resource & Support Centers Workshop

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Feb 28, 2024
March 26, 2024 How to Involve Dads in Family Resource & Support Centers Workshop Please join National Fatherhood Initiative®... Read More

Topics: webinar, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, father inclusive, father inclusion

Why Child Welfare Agencies Struggle to Include Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Feb 6, 2024
Image created with Adobe Firefly 2. Do you serve dads who are involved with your state’s child welfare agency? If so, you... Read More

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

[Press Release] Proportion of American Children Living with a Father in the Home Reaches 34-Year High

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Jan 30, 2024
Proportion of American Children Living with a Father in the Home Reaches 34-Year High As more U.S. children grow up with... Read More

Topics: father absence data, fatherhood data, Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Success Stories, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, NFI News & Updates, 24:7 Dad®

A New Look at Marriage: 2 Resources that May Change Your Mind and the Minds of the Families You Serve [Free Resource + New Book]

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Jan 24, 2024
Marriage can be a tricky subject in this day and age. With society and Hollywood touting the benefits of singleness and... Read More

Topics: fatherhood program planning, fatherhood facilitators, father engagement, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, Tips & Tricks

Why You Should Never Doubt the Long-Term Impacts of Serving Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Dec 19, 2023
Grab a pen or pencil. (Take your time. I’ll wait.) If you serve dads, write down your work’s impact in helping them become more... Read More

Topics: fatherhood program planning, program planning, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, Tips & Tricks

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