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Most Recent Fatherhood Posts

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

What’s Your State’s Grade on Child Support and Shared Parenting?

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Apr 5, 2022
Before you read the rest of this post, indulge me by rating your knowledge on a scale of 1-5 (1 = no knowledge and 5 = complete... Read More

Topics: healthy relationships, child support, child well-being, co-parenting, child welfare, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, child best interests

Maternal Health and the Strength of Fathers’ Presence

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Mar 29, 2022
March is known for many things: Coming in like a lion, and out like a lamb Saint Patrick’s Day March Madness And did you know,... Read More

Topics: child well-being, fatherhood work, moms involving dads, strong moms, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

This is What Children Need Most to Thrive

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Mar 22, 2022
A new report continues to show the importance of family structure and stability to child well-being and what investments policy... Read More

Topics: benefits of good marriage, healthy relationships, child welfare, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, child best interests

How to Ensure Your Programs and Services Are Parentally-Balanced

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Mar 15, 2022
I have a question for you. How parentally-balanced are your programs and services? Now that you’ve formulated your answer, let me... Read More

Topics: fatherhood parenting, marketing fatherhood programs, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Program Recruitment & Retention

[New Analysis] Five Decades of Research Shows Why Dad’s Involvement is Vital During the Prenatal Period

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Mar 8, 2022
A new analysis by a team at the University of Southern California of more than 50 years of research shows why dads’ involvement... Read More

Topics: child welfare, dads and prenatal, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, child best interests

Primary Caregiver Fathers and Mothers are Equally Competent

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Mar 1, 2022
This article is written by Duncan Fisher and was originally published at the Child and Family Blog, UK. It is republished here... Read More

Topics: child well-being, stay-at-home dad, involved father, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, child best interests

How Fatherhood Programs Integrate Education on Coparenting and Healthy Relationships

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Feb 22, 2022
A new study sheds light on fatherhood programs’ integration of education on coparenting and healthy relationships. The findings... Read More

Topics: non-custodial fathers, co-parenting, co-parenting training, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, child best interests

First Public Health Survey of New Dads to Help Improve Outcomes for Entire Family

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Feb 15, 2022
This article is written by Vita Lerman of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and was originally published at ... Read More

Topics: Infant Health, new dad, maternal-child health, men's health, child welfare, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, child best interests

[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

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