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Erik Vecere

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

Recent Posts

Elevating Fatherhood Part 1 – Elevate Yourself

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Jan 4, 2018
The fact that you’re reading this blog tells me that you already understand why fathers are so important to children, families,... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

How Organizations Benefit From Our Father Engagement Experience™

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Oct 23, 2017
The Father Engagement Experience™ (FEE) has helped many organizations develop concise, accountable plans that address their... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

Can a Woman Facilitate a Fatherhood Program as Effectively as a Man?

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Sep 14, 2017
I get asked this question often during my trainings. My answer is always an emphatic, “Yes!” I see many examples of successful... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Tips & Tricks

The Value of a Father Engagement Experience™

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Mar 2, 2017
Many organizations spin their wheels when it comes to engaging fathers, never gaining the traction they need to create a... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

The Value of Taking a “Refresher” Training

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Feb 9, 2017
If you have been trained on National Fatherhood Initiative’s® (NFI’s) 24/7 Dad®, InsideOut Dad®, or Understanding Dad™ programs,... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

6 Tips for a Powerful Fatherhood Event

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Dec 29, 2016
Community fatherhood events are a great way to support and encourage fathers while raising awareness that fathers play a unique... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Tips & Tricks

Spotlight > New Video Podcast Reveals the Impact of InsideOut Dad® Program

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Nov 9, 2016
There are 2.7 million children with a parent in prison or jail in the United States. The number of children with a father in... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

4 Keys to Creating an Actionable Father Engagement Plan

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Aug 30, 2016
One of the biggest challenges I hear from service providers is how to create an actionable father engagement plan. There are 4... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Tips & Tricks

Why Evidence-Based Fatherhood Programs are Important for Dads

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Aug 10, 2016
Depending on where you look, the term “evidence-based” can have slightly different meanings. Generally speaking, however, it... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

Learn this Powerful Approach to Effective Facilitation

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   May 17, 2016
I facilitated a 24/7 Dad® training for the Family Resource Center South Atlantic (FRCSA) last January in Raleigh, NC. When I... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Success Stories, Tips & Tricks

5 Myths Dads Have About Fatherhood Programs

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   May 4, 2016
Facilitators across the country have shared with me consistent challenges they’ve faced with dads’ attitudes about fatherhood... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Tips & Tricks

The Buzz Around the Father Engagement Certificate™

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Oct 13, 2015
National Fatherhood Initiative’s® (NFI’s) new on demand Father Engagement Certificate™ (FEC) training has created quite a buzz.... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Research on NFI Programs & Resources

How to Shift the Mindset of Incarcerated Fathers

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Oct 6, 2015
I knew there was something special about the Noble Correctional Institution (Caldwell, Ohio) the moment that I walked through the... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Success Stories, Tips & Tricks

Don't Waste the Single Most Important Tool in Your Fatherhood Program

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Jul 1, 2015
Some fatherhood program facilitators aren’t utilizing the single most important tool in their fatherhood program toolbox. Is it... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Tips & Tricks, nfi-s

The Critical Role a Nonprofit Business Model Plays in Guiding Your Fatherhood Program

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Feb 11, 2015
I receive many phone calls and emails from people looking to either partner, provide a service, solve a problem, or address a... Read More

Topics: General Fatherhood Research & Studies, Tips & Tricks

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