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See How These Leaders Embraced Father-Inclusiveness in Their Community

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Oct 11, 2022
Participants in the San Bernardino Leadership Summit for Fatherhood (LSF). How does a community embrace the inclusion of... Read More

Topics: fatherhood program planning, responsible fatherhood, program planning, father engagement, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, father inclusive

Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement Issues Memo to Guide State Child Support Policy

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Oct 4, 2022
If you’re interested in how your state can relieve the burden of child support debt on the noncustodial dads you serve—and help... Read More

Topics: child support, unpaid child support, helping dads with child support, Featured, general fatherhood resources

Request for Applications: InsideOut Dad® Expansion Project

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Sep 27, 2022
National Fatherhood Initiative®(NFI) seeks applications from organizations that want to start or expand the evidence-based... Read More

Topics: programs for incarcerated dads, Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, NFI News & Updates, Fundraising & Grants

Mass Shootings: Three Causes, Three Solutions

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Sep 20, 2022
"We live in a country where mass shootings have become common place. A mass shooting is defined by the Gun Violence Archive as an Read More

Topics: involved father, father absence data, father absence cost, Featured, mass shootings, gun violence, father presence

How to Bring Dads Back to School

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Sep 13, 2022
Last year, in our Championing Fatherhood Blog, we posted an article on engaging dads in their children’s education. Dads,... Read More

Topics: child well-being, fatherhood work, fatherhood facilitators, moms involving dads, back to school, public schools, school-age kids, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

How You Can Help Dads Address the Maternal Mortality Crisis

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Sep 6, 2022
Do you know about America’s maternal mortality crisis? If you’re like me, you might be aware of it but perhaps not as informed as... Read More

Topics: child well-being, maternal-child health, Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, maternal mortality

How to Use The Transtheoretical Model to Create A Dynamic Fatherhood Program

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Aug 30, 2022
Think about a behavior change you would like to make that would improve your health. Now, how ready are you to jump in and make... Read More

Topics: fatherhood program planning, program planning, father engagement, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

Use the Power of These Free Shareable Images to Promote Responsible Fatherhood

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Aug 23, 2022
Recently I ran across an article about a moving photo book from photographer Phillip Toledano called The Reluctant Father. It... Read More

Topics: responsible fatherhood, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

[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

Have Americans’ Attitudes About Stay-at-Home Dads Truly Changed?

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Aug 9, 2022
What’s your attitude toward stay-at-home dads? Do you view them positively or negatively? No matter your attitude, you’re... Read More

Topics: responsible fatherhood, stay-at-home dad, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

Parenting Styles – Which One is Best?

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Aug 2, 2022
We came across this article on parenting styles that is valuable for anyone working with fathers and families. The content can be... Read More

Topics: fatherhood parenting, discipline, involved father, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, parenting styles

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

How to Use A Logic Model to Supercharge Your Fatherhood Outcomes

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Jul 19, 2022
Can you articulate how your organization influences dads to improve their fathering skills? If not, then a logic model is what... Read More

Topics: fatherhood program planning, logic model, program planning, father engagement, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

Use These Studies to Inform Your Work with Incarcerated Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jul 12, 2022
Do you work or want to work with incarcerated dads?If so, two recently-released studies can inform that work. Combined these... Read More

Topics: incarcerated fathers, child well-being, children of incarcerated fathers, evidence-based InsideOut Dad, Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, NFI News & Updates, InsideOut Dad®

Course prepares East Feliciana prisoners for challenges, joys of fatherhood

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Jul 5, 2022
This article is written by Francis Y. Spencer and was originally published at The Advocate. It is republished here with... Read More

Topics: fatherhood parenting, involved father, evidence-based InsideOut Dad, Featured, Success Stories, InsideOut Dad®

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