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How to Advance Equity for Fathers in Human Services

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Nov 29, 2022
If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know that there’s a lack of equity in human services. Our nation’s human service... Read More

Topics: involved father, free resources, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, father inclusive

Learn How A Crucial Partnership Will Open The Door to Reducing Child Abuse and Neglect

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Nov 22, 2022
Imagine my excitement when I received word that an organization called SCAN (Stop Child Abuse and Neglect) wanted to partner with Read More

Topics: fatherhood program planning, responsible fatherhood, child abuse, father engagement, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, The 5 Protective Factors

Equipping Fathers and Organizations to Be More Father-Inclusive with Christopher Brown

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Nov 15, 2022
Christopher (Chris) A. Brown, President of National Fatherhood Initiative®, recently appeared on the Dads with Daughters podcast. Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI News & Updates, general fatherhood resources

Trauma-Informed Care for Fathers and Families [Training + Free Resource]

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Nov 9, 2022
Working with fathers and families often requires a multi-faceted approach. Diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences demand... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, NFI News & Updates, trauma-informed approach, trauma-informed care

[FREE RESOURCE] Looking for Fun Activities for Dads and Their Children?

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Nov 1, 2022
When fathers are involved in their children’s lives, it helps their children’s healthy development. While I’m sure that’s not... Read More

Topics: child well-being, child development, involved father, free resources, fathering skills, Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, general fatherhood resources

Do We All Have Mental Health Issues?

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Oct 25, 2022
The answer is YES! Every November, National Men’s Health Awareness Month raises awareness and provides support for those facing... Read More

Topics: healthy relationships, fatherhood work, facilitators, moms involving dads, men's health, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, mental health, wellness

Training Director at National Fatherhood Initiative®

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Oct 18, 2022
Position Title: Training DirectorLocation: RemoteHours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST; Monday - FridayTravel: 1-2 times monthly Job... Read More

Topics: Featured, NFI News & Updates

Using “Letters” as a Learning Tool [InsideOut Dad® Spotlight: Percy Kennedy, Voices of the Fatherless]

Posted by Jacqueline Evans   |   Oct 14, 2022
Percy Kennedy, Founder, and President of Voices of the Fatherless, Inc., is a man on a mission. You could say he sort of “fell”... Read More

Topics: incarcerated fathers, program planning, father engagement, children of incarcerated fathers, programs for incarcerated dads, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Success Stories

See How These Leaders Embraced Father-Inclusiveness in Their Community

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Oct 11, 2022
Participants in the San Bernardino Leadership Summit for Fatherhood (LSF). How does a community embrace the inclusion of... Read More

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

Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement Issues Memo to Guide State Child Support Policy

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Oct 4, 2022
If you’re interested in how your state can relieve the burden of child support debt on the noncustodial dads you serve—and help... Read More

Topics: child support, unpaid child support, helping dads with child support, Featured, general fatherhood resources

Request for Applications: InsideOut Dad® Expansion Project

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Sep 27, 2022
National Fatherhood Initiative® (NFI) seeks applications from organizations that want to start or expand the evidence-based ... Read More

Topics: programs for incarcerated dads, Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, NFI News & Updates, Fundraising & Grants

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

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