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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

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

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

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

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

How to Inject Father Engagement into A Statewide Agency

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Feb 1, 2022
Statewide agencies have an incredible opportunity to increase father engagement through funding, technical assistance, and policy... Read More

Topics: community mobilization, state fatherhood initiative, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, State & Local Agencies

Give this One Thing to New Dads to Bring Them in Right from the Start

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Jan 19, 2022
Oh, the joys of being a new dad. There are all of immediate things parents must learn like feeding, changing, and caring for a... Read More

Topics: child well-being, fatherhood work, child development, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, New Dads & Hospitals

Why a Father-Friendly Culture is Vital to Effectively Serving Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jan 14, 2022
Creating a father-friendly culture is the most important factor in a successful fatherhood program. Read More

Topics: General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Program Recruitment & Retention

Start Where You Are to Change the Ending

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Jan 4, 2022
“You can’t go back and change the beginning,but you can start where you are and change the ending.”                            ... Read More

Topics: fatherhood work, child welfare, evidence-based fatherhood program, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

National Fatherhood Initiative® Earns 2021 GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Dec 29, 2021
For Immediate Release MEDIA CONTACTS Maggie Spain                                       Spearca Communications           ... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Research on NFI Programs & Resources, NFI News & Updates, Father Absence Research

How To Double the “Horsepower” of Your Fatherhood Program

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Dec 21, 2021
Horsepower is the measurement of power in an engine. It’s what accelerates you to your destination. Within the context of your... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, State & Local Agencies, Recruit & Retain Dads

The Gift of Connection

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Nov 23, 2021
Photo courtesy of Prison Fellowship. With the holidays coming at “warp speed,” the idea of family gatherings, gifts, shopping,... Read More

Topics: children of incarcerated fathers, programs for incarcerated dads, Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, InsideOut Dad, Father Absence Research

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