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“Yeah, it’s the end of the world.” > Providing Kids with a Lesson in Resiliency

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Sep 24, 2019
  It was a chilly November Sunday at the local high school with the three Nelligan boys. We’d had contests to see which duo could... Read More

Topics: Featured, general fatherhood resources

Family Voices: A Father’s Perspective in Family Engagement

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Apr 30, 2019
  As a single father and kinship care provider, I often encountered a lack of father engagement during my search for quality and... Read More

Topics: Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Tips & Tricks, general fatherhood resources

Fathers in Utah County Jail Can Learn to Rebuild Family Connections Thanks to a New Class

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Apr 16, 2019
  For most of her childhood, Linda Donaldson (pictured above) said she watched her alcoholic father spend time in and out of jail. Read More

Topics: Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Success Stories

Don’t Miss the National Fatherhood Summit in Nashville this June

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Mar 19, 2019
Registration is now open for the National Fatherhood Summit hosted by The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS),... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

Class Teaches Utah Inmates How to be Better Dads

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Mar 7, 2019
  No matter how peaceful and quiet Beaver County is, there are some places you just don’t ever want to go. That place is easy to... Read More

Topics: Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Success Stories

Making a Fundable Case for Your Fatherhood Program

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Mar 5, 2019
  I grew up without a father at home. In adulthood, I continued to struggle with what I called the “daddy deficit.” It was a key... Read More

Topics: Featured, general fatherhood resources

Including Fathers in Human Services

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Feb 14, 2019
  This article originally appeared in the January 2019 Child Support Report, a product of the Office of Child Support... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

Tools to Help Female Staff Engage Fathers—Even Better [Part 2 of 2]

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Jan 31, 2019
  As we shared in Tuesday's blog, there are 3 things that can hinder female staff’s ability and desire to engage dads. If you... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Program Recruitment & Retention, Tips & Tricks

3 Reasons it May Be Hard for Female Staff to Engage Fathers [Part 1 of 2]

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Jan 29, 2019
  You undoubtedly have female staff who work in your organization and interact with fathers and families to deliver your... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, Program Recruitment & Retention, Tips & Tricks

Pregnancy Center Builds Stronger Fathers in Just 15 Minutes with New Initiative

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Nov 8, 2018
  Seventeen-year-old “Eric” was still in high school when he and his girlfriend stepped through the doors of True Care Women’s... Read More

Topics: Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Success Stories

InsideOut Dad program graduates largest class to date

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Oct 11, 2018
Photo: Jarnakin Brown receives his diploma from Tim Carothers during a graduation ceremony for the InsideOut Dad program at... Read More

Topics: Featured, Success Stories

Want Good Times In This Nation Again? Choose Fatherhood.

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Sep 11, 2018
Several years ago, when I was president of  National Fatherhood Initiative, I had the pleasure of working on a fantastic... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

Five days of grace for dads incarcerated at Salinas Valley State Prison

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Aug 9, 2018
  We're pleased to bring you this article featuring Salinas Valley State Prison, an NFI partner who, along with the GEO group,... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources

First Things First: Do fathers really make a difference?

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Jul 5, 2018
  If you watch almost any show on television that involves a father these days, it's common to see a dad who is portrayed as an... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

Data Everywhere: Where to Find Your State and Community’s Father Facts Data

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Jun 28, 2018
If you’re seeking to write a grant for fatherhood related funding or are simply looking to educate your community around involved... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

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