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Ave Mulhern

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A Few of My Favorite Things… and they are FREE!

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Jan 24, 2023
You may know that National Fatherhood Initiative® (NFI) is the nation's leading provider of fatherhood research, evidence-based... Read More

Topics: free resources, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, NFI News & Updates

The Importance of Being Stubborn on Vision, Yet Flexible on Details

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Dec 6, 2022
Stephan Hicks, Founder and Executive Director of My Brother’s Keeper. “We are stubborn on vision. We are flexible on... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Success Stories, Fathering in 15™

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

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

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

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

Maternal Health and the Strength of Fathers’ Presence

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Mar 29, 2022
March is known for many things: Coming in like a lion, and out like a lamb Saint Patrick’s Day March Madness And did you know,... Read More

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

Start Where You Are to Change the Ending

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Jan 4, 2022
“You can’t go back and change the beginning,but you can start where you are and change the ending.”                            ... Read More

Topics: fatherhood work, child welfare, evidence-based fatherhood program, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

The Gift of Connection

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Nov 23, 2021
Photo courtesy of Prison Fellowship. With the holidays coming at “warp speed,” the idea of family gatherings, gifts, shopping,... Read More

Topics: children of incarcerated fathers, programs for incarcerated dads, Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, InsideOut Dad®, Father Absence Research

Dads, Schools, Rules, and Tools

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Aug 31, 2021
Summer is coming to a close, autumn is looming, and I’ve seen many ads for back-to-school clothing, backpacks, stationary, and... Read More

Topics: Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Tips for Success, Father Absence Research, Any Dad/Community Based, Schools & Head/Healthy Start

The Courage to Continue

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Jul 20, 2021
Success is not final,failure is not fatal,it is the courage to continuethat counts. Winston Churchill  Failure is not fatal. ... Read More

Topics: Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, 24/7 Dad, Tips for Success, Any Dad/Community Based, 24/7 Dad Key Behaviors Workshop, Recruit & Retain Dads, Virtual Delivery

My Brother’s Keeper is a “Keeper”: Learn from this 24:7 Dad® Partner’s Path to Success

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Jun 22, 2021
I received an email from Stephan Hicks with My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) in Richmond City, VA asking for help with the pre- and... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, 24/7 Dad, InsideOut Dad®, Tips for Success, Any Dad/Community Based, Recruit & Retain Dads, Virtual Delivery

Paving the Way for a Powerful Fatherhood Pledge

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Apr 27, 2021
I think at one time or another, every one of us has made a pledge of some kind. For people of my generation, we said the pledge... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

Paving the Way for Fathers to Understand Their Prerogative

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Mar 16, 2021
Last month I wrote a post called “Paving the Way for Fathers to Find Their Purpose”  where I shared how fathers and mothers often... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

Paving the Way for Fathers to Find Their Purpose

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Feb 2, 2021
In 2002, you may remember the wildly popular, best-selling book by Rick Warren, “The Purpose Driven Life.” Although a faith-based... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

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