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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

[Free Resources] Share the Success Sequence With Families You Serve

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Aug 16, 2022
A few weeks ago, I posted a blog that highlighted the most recent findings on how the success sequence is effective for young... Read More

Topics: research, Featured, general fatherhood resources, the success sequence, benefits of marriage, high school education, work full time, overcoming poverty, marrying before having children

New Data Finds the “Success Sequence” Effective Across Every Demographic

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Jul 26, 2022
The “Success Sequence,” formula involves three steps for young adults: get at least a high school education work full time ... Read More

Topics: research, Featured, general fatherhood resources, the success sequence, benefits of marriage, high school education, work full time, overcoming poverty, marrying before having children

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

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