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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

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

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

Inside, Outside, Round and Round: Sustaining Engagement in Responsible Fatherhood Programs

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Dec 7, 2021
This post originally appeared on the Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation (MDRC) website and is posted here under public... Read More

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

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

Use this Exercise to Address Gendered Parenting

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Oct 19, 2021
In your work with parents, do you address the ways in which dads and moms interact with their sons and daughters differently? ... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, Tips & Tricks, Any Dad/Community Based

This One Tactic Could Boost Retention in Your Fatherhood Program

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Oct 5, 2021
What’s the best thing you can to do get dads to return consistently to fatherhood program sessions? New research suggests that... Read More

Topics: Featured, Program Recruitment & Retention, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, Any Dad/Community Based

[Free Webinar] Men’s Health and Fatherhood: What Do Dads Need to Know?

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Sep 14, 2021
Men's health is a very important topic in NFI’s fatherhood programs 24/7 Dad® and InsideOut Dad®. There’s no doubt that healthy... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

More Research Shows Dads Stepping Up During the Pandemic

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Sep 7, 2021
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues so too does research on its effects on parenting. A new working paper from researchers at... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, Any Dad/Community Based

The Latest Data on Incarcerated Dads and Their Children Might Shock You

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Aug 24, 2021
If I asked you to estimate the number of incarcerated dads in federal and state prisons, what estimate would you give me? And if... Read More

Topics: Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, InsideOut Dad®, Corrections & Reentry

Request for Applications: Expanding the 24/7 Dad® Program in Select Western States

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Aug 3, 2021
NFI is pleased to announce the opening of its Request for Applications for organizations located in select 12 Western states who... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, 24/7 Dad

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