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An Amazing Fatherhood Program’s Impact on Birth Outcomes

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Aug 31, 2023
The United States is arguably the world’s most financially wealthy country. Unfortunately, we haven’t parlayed that wealth into... Read More

Topics: Infant Health, fathers role, child well-being, maternal-child health, dads and prenatal, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, maternal mortality

Gen Z shouldn’t dismiss marriage so lightly

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Aug 23, 2023
This article is written by W. Bradford Wilcox for UnHerd. It is republished here with permission from the author. A viral... Read More

Topics: benefits of good marriage, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, Success Stories, the success sequence, benefits of marriage, women's happiness

[New Resource] Three Steps to Help Dads Care for Their Mental Health

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Aug 15, 2023
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock lately, you know there’s an increasing emphasis on helping dads in a vital area of... Read More

Topics: men's health, resources for dads, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, NFI News & Updates, mental health

Introducing the Good Dad Act: Promoting Equality and Empowering Fathers

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Aug 8, 2023
This legislation emphasizes the importance of co-parenting, encouraging fathers to actively participate in their children's... Read More

Topics: child support, fatherhood legislation, involved father, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, Non-Custodial Dads, Coparenting

How Much Do Fathers Influence Sons’ Masculinity?

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Aug 1, 2023
Growing up I barely knew my dad. He wasn’t around very much. When he was, he rarely spoke to me, except for the occasional raging... Read More

Topics: father-son relationships, fathers role, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, masculinity

[Free Webinar] Strengthening Facilitation Skills: A Training Curriculum for Programs Working with Youth

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Jul 25, 2023
August 9, 2023 Strengthening Facilitation Skills: A Training Curriculum for Programs Working with Youth Strengthening... Read More

Topics: webinar, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, Train & Facilitate

Diving Deeper Into This Unseen and Unsupported Group of Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jul 18, 2023
In June of 2022, I introduced you to the 1 million dads in college, a group of dads in need that are unseen and unsupported by... Read More

Topics: father involvement in education, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, dads in college, dads in trade school

Fatherhood Initiative dad reunites with four children after seven years separation

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Jul 11, 2023
James Tidwell, fourth from the left, and his four children join Spokane Fatherhood Initiative’s Ron Hauenstein for a frozen... Read More

Topics: involved father, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Success Stories, Non-Custodial Dads, Coparenting, 24:7 Dad®

Helping Dads in Lexington Navigate the “Gray Areas” of Fatherhood (Part 2)

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Jul 5, 2023
The Lexington Leadership Foundation (LLF) is a long-time National Fatherhood Initiative® partner in Lexington, Kentucky. They’ve... Read More

Topics: evidence-based 24/7 Dad, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Success Stories, 24/7 Dad, 24:7 Dad®

How to Innovate for Maximum Impact of Your Fatherhood Program

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Jun 27, 2023
Innovation, innovation, innovation. The emphasis in for profit and nonprofit circles these days is inescapable. If you're not... Read More

Topics: father friendly organization, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Program Recruitment & Retention, father inclusive

[Press Release] National Fatherhood Initiative® Commemorates 20th Anniversary of 24:7 Dad® Program

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Jun 21, 2023
GERMANTOWN, Md. – June 2023 – 24:7 Dad®, the flagship fatherhood program of National Fatherhood Initiative®, has achieved a new... Read More

Topics: Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, NFI News & Updates, 24:7 Dad®

[Father’s Day Special] The Docs2Dads Podcast featuring NFI President Christopher A. Brown: Becoming a 24:7 Dad

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Jun 16, 2023
National Fatherhood Initiative® (NFI) President Christopher A. Brown recently joined Dr. Scott Grant on his Docs2Dads podcast... Read More

Topics: fathers role, father involvment, involved father, Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, NFI News & Updates

A Sad Time for Alienated Fathers

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Jun 14, 2023
As we approach Father's Day, we must remember that, unfortunately, not all fathers have a reason to celebrate. As you will read... Read More

Topics: non-custodial fathers, fatherhood research, co-parenting, single parenting, divorced dads, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, Non-Custodial Dads, custody, parental alienation

Helping Dads in Lexington Navigate the “Gray Areas” of Fatherhood (Part 1)

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Jun 6, 2023
One of my pleasures at National Fatherhood Initiative® (NFI) is when I interview our partners and highlight their work in this... Read More

Topics: evidence-based 24/7 Dad, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Success Stories, 24/7 Dad, 24:7 Dad®

Leaders in the responsible fatherhood and family strengthening field to convene conference at the Pro Football Hall Fame

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   May 30, 2023
This June, influential leaders in responsible fatherhood will converge on the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, for the... Read More

Topics: responsible fatherhood, fatherhood research, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, NFI News & Updates

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