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[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

How to Inject Father Engagement into A Statewide Agency

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Feb 1, 2022
Statewide agencies have an incredible opportunity to increase father engagement through funding, technical assistance, and policy... Read More

Topics: community mobilization, state fatherhood initiative, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, State & Local Agencies

How to Help Dads to Help Their Kids Avoid ACEs

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jan 25, 2022
Have you heard the term “adverse childhood experience?”An adverse childhood experience (ACE) is an experience in childhood that ... Read More

Topics: Child Protection, child welfare, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, child best interests

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

Why a Father-Friendly Culture is Vital to Effectively Serving Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jan 14, 2022
Creating a father-friendly culture is the most important factor in a successful fatherhood program. Read More

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

How Effective Are Programs Supporting Unmarried, Nonresidential Fathers?

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Jan 11, 2022
This article is written by Matthew Saxey, Erin Kramer Holmes, and Alan J. Hawkins and was originally published at the Institute... Read More

Topics: non-custodial fathers, single parenting, single dads, child welfare, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, child best interests

Start Where You Are to Change the Ending

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Jan 4, 2022
“You can’t go back and change the beginning,but you can start where you are and change the ending.”                            ... Read More

Topics: fatherhood work, child welfare, evidence-based fatherhood program, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

National Fatherhood Initiative® Earns 2021 GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Dec 29, 2021
For Immediate Release MEDIA CONTACTS Maggie Spain                                       Spearca Communications           ... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Research on NFI Programs & Resources, NFI News & Updates, Father Absence Research

How To Double the “Horsepower” of Your Fatherhood Program

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Dec 21, 2021
Horsepower is the measurement of power in an engine. It’s what accelerates you to your destination. Within the context of your... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, State & Local Agencies, Recruit & Retain Dads

This Rising Trend Bodes Ill for Future Dads and Their Children

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Dec 14, 2021
A rising share of men in the U.S. live without a spouse or partner. This rise is especially troubling for those men who might one... Read More

Topics: non-custodial fathers, single parenting, single dads, child welfare, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, child best interests

Inside, Outside, Round and Round: Sustaining Engagement in Responsible Fatherhood Programs

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Dec 7, 2021
This post originally appeared on the Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation (MDRC) website and is posted here under public... Read More

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

How Your State Determines “What’s in the Best Interests of the Child”

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Dec 1, 2021
Do you know how the courts in your state determine what’s in the best interests of the child when making decisions about... Read More

Topics: non-custodial fathers, child welfare, Featured, child best interests, custody, court orders

The Gift of Connection

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Nov 23, 2021
Photo courtesy of Prison Fellowship. With the holidays coming at “warp speed,” the idea of family gatherings, gifts, shopping,... Read More

Topics: children of incarcerated fathers, programs for incarcerated dads, Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, InsideOut Dad, Father Absence Research

Part 2: A Family-Centered Model for Enhancing Maternal and Child Health Through Fatherhood Programming

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Nov 18, 2021
  This post is the second in a two-part series written by Barre Morris. For context, be sure to read Part 1: A Family-Centered... Read More

Topics: evidence-based programs, fatherhood research, Featured, general fatherhood resources

Part 1: A Family-Centered Model for Enhancing Maternal and Child Health Through Fatherhood Programming

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Nov 16, 2021
  This post is the first in a two-part series written by Barre Morris. As one of the largest not-for-profit health systems in... Read More

Topics: evidence-based programs, fatherhood research, Featured, general fatherhood resources

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