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Three Fatherhood Services That Provide Massive Gains

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   May 14, 2024
If patience comes easy for you, raise your hand. If not, don’t worry. I didn’t raise mine, either. While I can be impatient over... Read More

Topics: community mobilization, community leaders, fatherhood program planning, fatherhood leaders, marketing fatherhood programs, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Program Recruitment & Retention, Success Stories

A New Look at Marriage: 2 Resources that May Change Your Mind and the Minds of the Families You Serve [Free Resource + New Book]

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Jan 24, 2024
Marriage can be a tricky subject in this day and age. With society and Hollywood touting the benefits of singleness and... Read More

Topics: fatherhood program planning, fatherhood facilitators, father engagement, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, Tips & Tricks

Why You Should Never Doubt the Long-Term Impacts of Serving Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Dec 19, 2023
Grab a pen or pencil. (Take your time. I’ll wait.) If you serve dads, write down your work’s impact in helping them become more... Read More

Topics: fatherhood program planning, program planning, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, Tips & Tricks

Boosting Dads' Participation: Keeping Dads Engaged in Fatherhood Programs

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Sep 7, 2023
Programs aimed at dads are pivotal in equipping fathers with essential child-rearing skills. They also provide an opportunity for... Read More

Topics: fatherhood program planning, fatherhood facilitators, father engagement, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, Program Recruitment & Retention, Tips & Tricks

Why You Need to Add Structure to Your Passion for Serving Dads

Posted by Auntaria Johnson   |   Apr 18, 2023
I recently received an email from a “Father Champion” in his community who shared, “When I was young, my father wasn’t there for... Read More

Topics: fatherhood program planning, fatherhood program and services, fatherhood training, fatherhood program evaluation, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Train & Facilitate

Six Benefits of an Alumni Program for Dads

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Apr 4, 2023
An alumni program is a group of dads that has completed a fatherhood program, continues learning about fatherhood, and provides... Read More

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

5 Tips for Hiring Father-Friendly Staff

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Feb 21, 2023
If you want to ensure your organization is more father-inclusive, then hiring father-friendly staff is paramount. What better... Read More

Topics: Father Friendly Checkup, fatherhood program planning, father engagement, father friendly organization, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

One-On-One Delivery of NFI Programs – So Simple, So Effective!

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Jan 10, 2023
When most people think of National Fatherhood Initiative®’s (NFI’s) programs (e.g., 24/7 Dad®, InsideOut Dad®, and Understanding... Read More

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

Learn How A Crucial Partnership Will Open The Door to Reducing Child Abuse and Neglect

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Nov 22, 2022
Imagine my excitement when I received word that an organization called SCAN (Stop Child Abuse and Neglect) wanted to partner with Read More

Topics: fatherhood program planning, responsible fatherhood, child abuse, father engagement, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, The 5 Protective Factors

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

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

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

The Secret Sauce of Successful Fatherhood Groups

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   May 3, 2022
If someone asked you what’s the “secret sauce” of fatherhood groups, what would you tell them? Before you continue to read this... Read More

Topics: fatherhood programs, fatherhood program planning, facilitators, Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Program Recruitment & Retention, Recruit & Retain Dads

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