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Erik Vecere

Erik Vecere is Vice President of Program Support at National Fatherhood Initiative.

Recent Posts

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to Ensure Your Programs and Services Are Parentally-Balanced

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Mar 15, 2022
I have a question for you. How parentally-balanced are your programs and services? Now that you’ve formulated your answer, let me... Read More

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

How to Inject Father Engagement into A Statewide Agency

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Feb 1, 2022
Statewide agencies have an incredible opportunity to increase father engagement through funding, technical assistance, and policy... Read More

Topics: community mobilization, state fatherhood initiative, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, State & Local Agencies

How To Double the “Horsepower” of Your Fatherhood Program

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Dec 21, 2021
Horsepower is the measurement of power in an engine. It’s what accelerates you to your destination. Within the context of your... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, State & Local Agencies, Recruit & Retain Dads

Don’t Leave Out This Key Ingredient for A Successful Group-Based Program

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Nov 10, 2021
If you run a group-based fatherhood program, you know the ingredients for success: great facilitators, an evidence-based... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, State & Local Agencies, Recruit & Retain Dads

A New Sure-Fire Tool that Leads to Better Father Engagement

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Sep 21, 2021
If you want a sure-fire way to create low and no-cost strategies to increase father involvement in your organization’s programs... Read More

Topics: Father Friendly Checkup, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, State & Local Agencies, Recruit & Retain Dads

Why Moms Are Your Greatest Asset to Increase Father Engagement

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Aug 17, 2021
Do you struggle getting an equal number of moms and dads in your parenting program? If you answered yes, you aren’t alone. I’ve... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Understanding Dad™, Recruit & Retain Dads

How to Facilitate a Fatherhood Program in a Virtual World: Part 2

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Apr 20, 2021
In last week’s post, I focused on what some of our partners have done to more effectively recruit and retain dads into virtual... Read More

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

How to Facilitate a Fatherhood Program in a Virtual World: Part 1

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Apr 13, 2021
Who would’ve thought a pandemic would hit – so widespread – that it would change the delivery of so many fatherhood programs and... Read More

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

13 Lessons and Takeaways to Engage Your Stepdads

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Jan 21, 2021
If I had a time machine, I would travel back to May 3, 2018, the day before I became a stepdad to four wonderful girls. As this... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources

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