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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

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

[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

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 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

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

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

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

Ending the youth screen addiction means a change in parenting. It begins by saying no.

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Oct 27, 2021
This post by NFI friend and author Jeff Nelligan is great for moms, dads, and anyone working with parents. If you're a family... Read More

Topics: child welfare, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, Any Dad/Community Based

Growing Up With Mom and Dad: New Data Confirm The Tide Is Turning

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Aug 26, 2021
This article is written by Nicholas Zill and originally published by the Institute for Family Studies and is reposted here with... Read More

Topics: home visitation, child welfare, Featured, State & Local Agencies, Non-Custodial Dads, Coparenting, Father Absence Research, Any Dad/Community Based, The 5 Protective Factors

A Very Special Father’s Day Celebration > InsideOut Dad® Graduation

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Jul 15, 2021
This article was originally published by Operation New Hope and is reposted here with permission from the author. Just in time... Read More

Topics: home visitation, child welfare, Featured, InsideOut Dad, Non-Custodial Dads, Coparenting, Corrections & Reentry

Parenting In Focus: Your importance as a teacher

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Jun 8, 2021
This article is written by Cynthia Martin and originally appeared in the Sequim Gazette. The article is republished here with... Read More

Topics: home visitation, child support, child welfare, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, Non-Custodial Dads, Coparenting, Any Dad/Community Based, New Dads & Hospitals, Schools & Head/Healthy Start

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