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Melissa Byers

Melissa Byers

Melissa Byers is Chief Marketing Officer for National Fatherhood Initiative®. She lives in South Carolina.

Recent Posts

ALERT: Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Groundbreaking Legislation to Support Involved Fatherhood in Florida

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Apr 15, 2022
This article was originally published by the office of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and is republished here with permission. ... Read More

Topics: child well-being, fatherhood work, child development, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, New Dads & Hospitals

Get Ahead of Child Abuse by Using This Free Conversation Guide with Families You Serve

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Apr 12, 2022
Preventing child abuse is something we can all agree on. Children being treated poorly by a parent, caregiver, or someone in... Read More

Topics: child well-being, fatherhood work, child development, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, New Dads & Hospitals

[Free FRPN Webinar] Tracking State Policies on Fathers to Improve Policy Development and Equity

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Feb 8, 2022
This webinar will introduce Policies and Programs Affecting Fathers: A State-by-State Report, a new compilation prepared by the... Read More

Topics: child support, fatherhood research, child welfare, Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, State & Local Agencies

Give this One Thing to New Dads to Bring Them in Right from the Start

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Jan 19, 2022
Oh, the joys of being a new dad. There are all of immediate things parents must learn like feeding, changing, and caring for a... Read More

Topics: child well-being, fatherhood work, child development, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, New Dads & Hospitals

[Free Webinar] Men’s Health and Fatherhood: What Do Dads Need to Know?

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Sep 14, 2021
Men's health is a very important topic in NFI’s fatherhood programs 24/7 Dad® and InsideOut Dad®. There’s no doubt that healthy... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

Request for Applications: Expanding the 24/7 Dad® Program in Select Western States

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Aug 3, 2021
NFI is pleased to announce the opening of its Request for Applications for organizations located in select 12 Western states who... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, 24/7 Dad

[Free Webinar] Poverty Interrupted: Behavioral Science Principles for Practitioners

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Mar 9, 2021
Wednesday, March 24, 20211:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. EDT, via video conference Title: "Poverty Interrupted: Behavioral Science... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

Free Resource: How Dads (and Moms!) Can Earn Their Degree and Get Hired After Incarceration

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Nov 24, 2020
  I was recently contacted by Study.com about a free guide they produced to help formerly incarcerated adults overcome obstacles... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

[Free Webinar] New FRPN Webinar - Fatherhood & COVID-19: A Conversation about Practice, Research and Policy

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Oct 13, 2020
Tuesday, October 20, 202012-1:30 p.m. EDT Findings from FRPN-Funded Projects 4: Fatherhood and Public Policy - Employment among... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

Announcing NFI’s NEW Short-Length Workshop for Dads - 24/7 Dad® Key Behaviors Workshop!

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Jul 21, 2020
  We get excited when something new is coming… and especially when “that something” is already here! Last Thursday we launched... Read More

Topics: Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, NFI News & Updates

[Free Resources] This Father’s Day, Give the Gift of Health to the Dads You Serve

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Jun 16, 2020
Men’s health is an important topic. The more men we can help understand the importance of their health and how they can take care... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources

Apply Now to be Among the First to Deliver NFI's New 24/7 Dad® Key Behaviors Workshop

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Jun 8, 2020
National Fatherhood Initiative® (NFI) seeks applications from organizations that want to partner with NFI to implement NFI's... Read More

Topics: Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

Vital Topics for Virtual Meetings: 2 Resources for Discussing Fatherhood Topics with Dads and Moms

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   May 27, 2020
Everything has changed about how practitioners work with fathers and families. In some ways, it has been a good experience to... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, Virtual Delivery

Free Resources for Organizations Serving Parents During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   May 19, 2020
Our schedules have changed. Our plans have changed. Our world has changed. And two people who this affects dramatically are moms... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources

[Free Webinar] How Fathering in 15™ Can Work for You: Hear from 4 NFI Partners Who Love It

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Apr 7, 2020
Have you registered for our free webinar on Fathering in 15™? Please join us for "How Fathering in 15™ Can Work for You: Hear... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, NFI News & Updates

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