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Don’t Miss This Chance to Expand Your Organization’s Impact

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   May 9, 2023
Do you serve incarcerated dads in a corrections facility in or near your community? If not, I implore you to consider it. Why?... Read More

Topics: incarcerated fathers, programs for incarcerated dads, evidence-based InsideOut Dad, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, InsideOut Dad®, Corrections & Reentry

[Free Webinar] FRPN Webinar: Architects of Father Policies and Programs Discuss How it is Done

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   May 2, 2023
FRPN Webinar: Architects of Father Policies and Programs Discuss How it is Done Tuesday, May 16 - 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EDT ... Read More

Topics: webinar, responsible fatherhood, child support, child support advice, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources

Just In: Use the Super Power of Fatherhood Groups to Address Mental Health

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Apr 25, 2023
If you run a group-based fatherhood program, take note that you’re undoubtedly helping dads address an issue that’s gaining more... Read More

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

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

Becoming a new father – The transition to fatherhood

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Apr 11, 2023
What’s the most fascinating, new area of fatherhood research? For a research nerd like me, it’s the biological connection... Read More

Topics: fatherhood research, child development, new dad, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

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

Vital Federal Guidance Affecting Dads Involved in the Child Support and Child Welfare Systems

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Mar 28, 2023
Do you serve dads involved in the child support and child welfare systems at the same time? If so, you might find helpful recent... Read More

Topics: child support, child support advice, child support for fathers, child welfare, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

[Free Webinar] The Power of the Success Sequence for Young Adults

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Mar 21, 2023
The Power of the Success Sequence for Young Adults From underperforming schools to unsafe neighborhoods, from institutional... Read More

Topics: webinar, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, the success sequence

How to Support This Unseen and Unsupported Group of Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Mar 14, 2023
Do you serve dads who are in college? If so, you’ll undoubtedly benefit from recent research on the challenges they face and how... Read More

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

The Power of Friendship in Fatherhood

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Mar 7, 2023
In National Fatherhood Initiative®’s (NFI’s) 24:7 Dad® and InsideOut Dad® programs, there are sessions on men’s health that... Read More

Topics: men's health, mentoring, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, mental health

Six Strategies to Design Equitable Child Support Systems

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Feb 28, 2023
Navigating the child support system successfully is one of the challenges faced by many of the dads served by the partners of ... Read More

Topics: child support, child support struggles, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, Coparenting

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

What Worries Today’s Dads?

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Feb 14, 2023
If I asked you what worries today’s dads have for their children, what would you say? Go ahead. Write down your answer. And if I... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, parenting styles

[Fatherhood Program Activity Idea] Holding On and Letting Go

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Feb 8, 2023
When I saw the recent blog posted by NFI Partner Operation New Hope, I was intrigued by this simple yet powerful activity they... Read More

Topics: incarcerated fathers, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, handling emotion

The Value in Customizing a Fatherhood Program

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jan 31, 2023
There’s a lot of emphasis these days on implementing fatherhood programs with fidelity. Indeed, many funders of fatherhood... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

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