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How Much Do Fathers Influence Sons’ Masculinity?

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Aug 1, 2023
Growing up I barely knew my dad. He wasn’t around very much. When he was, he rarely spoke to me, except for the occasional raging... Read More

Topics: father-son relationships, fathers role, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, masculinity

[Free Webinar] Strengthening Facilitation Skills: A Training Curriculum for Programs Working with Youth

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Jul 25, 2023
August 9, 2023 Strengthening Facilitation Skills: A Training Curriculum for Programs Working with Youth Strengthening... Read More

Topics: webinar, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, Train & Facilitate

Diving Deeper Into This Unseen and Unsupported Group of Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jul 18, 2023
In June of 2022, I introduced you to the 1 million dads in college, a group of dads in need that are unseen and unsupported by... Read More

Topics: father involvement in education, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, dads in college, dads in trade school

Fatherhood Initiative dad reunites with four children after seven years separation

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Jul 11, 2023
James Tidwell, fourth from the left, and his four children join Spokane Fatherhood Initiative’s Ron Hauenstein for a frozen... Read More

Topics: involved father, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Success Stories, Non-Custodial Dads, Coparenting, 24:7 Dad®

Helping Dads in Lexington Navigate the “Gray Areas” of Fatherhood (Part 2)

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Jul 5, 2023
The Lexington Leadership Foundation (LLF) is a long-time National Fatherhood Initiative® partner in Lexington, Kentucky. They’ve... Read More

Topics: evidence-based 24/7 Dad, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Success Stories, 24/7 Dad, 24:7 Dad®

How to Innovate for Maximum Impact of Your Fatherhood Program

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Jun 27, 2023
Innovation, innovation, innovation. The emphasis in for profit and nonprofit circles these days is inescapable. If you're not... Read More

Topics: father friendly organization, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Program Recruitment & Retention, father inclusive

[Press Release] National Fatherhood Initiative® Commemorates 20th Anniversary of 24:7 Dad® Program

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Jun 21, 2023
GERMANTOWN, Md. – June 2023 – 24:7 Dad®, the flagship fatherhood program of National Fatherhood Initiative®, has achieved a new... Read More

Topics: Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, NFI News & Updates, 24:7 Dad®

[Father’s Day Special] The Docs2Dads Podcast featuring NFI President Christopher A. Brown: Becoming a 24:7 Dad

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Jun 16, 2023
National Fatherhood Initiative® (NFI) President Christopher A. Brown recently joined Dr. Scott Grant on his Docs2Dads podcast... Read More

Topics: fathers role, father involvment, involved father, Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, NFI News & Updates

A Sad Time for Alienated Fathers

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Jun 14, 2023
As we approach Father's Day, we must remember that, unfortunately, not all fathers have a reason to celebrate. As you will read... Read More

Topics: non-custodial fathers, fatherhood research, co-parenting, single parenting, divorced dads, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, Non-Custodial Dads, custody, parental alienation

Helping Dads in Lexington Navigate the “Gray Areas” of Fatherhood (Part 1)

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Jun 6, 2023
One of my pleasures at National Fatherhood Initiative® (NFI) is when I interview our partners and highlight their work in this... Read More

Topics: evidence-based 24/7 Dad, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Success Stories, 24/7 Dad, 24:7 Dad®

Leaders in the responsible fatherhood and family strengthening field to convene conference at the Pro Football Hall Fame

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   May 30, 2023
This June, influential leaders in responsible fatherhood will converge on the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, for the... Read More

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

Even More Ways to Help Dads Read to Their Children

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   May 23, 2023
Last week, my colleague and friend Erik Vecere wrote in this blog about the benefits of dads reading to their children. He shared Read More

Topics: father involvement in education, child development, involved father, parenting itps, Children's Education, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

Four Ways You Can Help Dads Read to Their Children

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   May 16, 2023
My dad was an avid reader – sci-fi, thrillers, historical fiction, and publications that went deep into his interests and... Read More

Topics: father involvement in education, child development, involved father, parenting itps, Children's Education, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources

Don’t Miss This Chance to Expand Your Organization’s Impact

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   May 9, 2023
Do you serve incarcerated dads in a corrections facility in or near your community? If not, I implore you to consider it. Why?... Read More

Topics: incarcerated fathers, programs for incarcerated dads, evidence-based InsideOut Dad, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, InsideOut Dad®, Corrections & Reentry

[Free Webinar] FRPN Webinar: Architects of Father Policies and Programs Discuss How it is Done

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   May 2, 2023
FRPN Webinar: Architects of Father Policies and Programs Discuss How it is Done Tuesday, May 16 - 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EDT ... Read More

Topics: webinar, responsible fatherhood, child support, child support advice, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources

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