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Here’s What We Know About the Work of Federal Fatherhood Grantees

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   May 17, 2022
Have you ever wondered what the organizations that received federal funding to implement responsible fatherhood (RF) programs did... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

3 Ways to Keep Fatherhood Program Group Sessions Focused and on Track

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   May 10, 2022
In a recent discussion I had with an InsideOut Dad® facilitator, he made a point that many dads complain – sometimes bitterly –... Read More

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

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

New Evaluation of 24/7 Dad® Shows It Improves Parental Self-Efficacy and That Dosage Matters

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Apr 29, 2022
A new, independent, third-party evaluation of the evidence-based 24/7 Dad® program of National Fatherhood Initiative®(NFI) shows... Read More

Topics: non-custodial fathers, child well-being, single parenting, single dads, evidence-based 24/7 Dad, Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, Research on NFI Programs & Resources, NFI News & Updates, 24/7 Dad, child best interests

How to Help Stepfamilies Continue the Blending Process

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Apr 26, 2022
We should start referring to blended families as blending families. The tense of this word means everything because – in my... Read More

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

Giving Dads a Second Chance

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Apr 19, 2022
This article was originally published at the Operation New Hope blog. It is republished here with permission. In anticipation of... Read More

Topics: incarcerated fathers, involved father, children of incarcerated fathers, programs for incarcerated dads, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, InsideOut Dad

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

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