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How to Advance Equity for Fathers in Human Services

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Nov 29, 2022
If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know that there’s a lack of equity in human services. Our nation’s human service... Read More

Topics: involved father, free resources, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, father inclusive

Learn How A Crucial Partnership Will Open The Door to Reducing Child Abuse and Neglect

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Nov 22, 2022
Imagine my excitement when I received word that an organization called SCAN (Stop Child Abuse and Neglect) wanted to partner with Read More

Topics: fatherhood program planning, responsible fatherhood, child abuse, father engagement, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, The 5 Protective Factors

Trauma-Informed Care for Fathers and Families [Training + Free Resource]

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Nov 9, 2022
Working with fathers and families often requires a multi-faceted approach. Diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences demand... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, NFI News & Updates, trauma-informed approach, trauma-informed care

[FREE RESOURCE] Looking for Fun Activities for Dads and Their Children?

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Nov 1, 2022
When fathers are involved in their children’s lives, it helps their children’s healthy development. While I’m sure that’s not... Read More

Topics: child well-being, child development, involved father, free resources, fathering skills, Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, general fatherhood resources

Do We All Have Mental Health Issues?

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Oct 25, 2022
The answer is YES! Every November, National Men’s Health Awareness Month raises awareness and provides support for those facing... Read More

Topics: healthy relationships, fatherhood work, facilitators, moms involving dads, men's health, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, mental health, wellness

Using “Letters” as a Learning Tool [InsideOut Dad® Spotlight: Percy Kennedy, Voices of the Fatherless]

Posted by Jacqueline Evans   |   Oct 14, 2022
Percy Kennedy, Founder, and President of Voices of the Fatherless, Inc., is a man on a mission. You could say he sort of “fell”... Read More

Topics: incarcerated fathers, program planning, father engagement, children of incarcerated fathers, programs for incarcerated dads, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Success Stories

See How These Leaders Embraced Father-Inclusiveness in Their Community

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Oct 11, 2022
Participants in the San Bernardino Leadership Summit for Fatherhood (LSF). How does a community embrace the inclusion of... Read More

Topics: fatherhood program planning, responsible fatherhood, program planning, father engagement, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, father inclusive

Request for Applications: InsideOut Dad® Expansion Project

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Sep 27, 2022
National Fatherhood Initiative® (NFI) seeks applications from organizations that want to start or expand the evidence-based ... Read More

Topics: programs for incarcerated dads, Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, NFI News & Updates, Fundraising & Grants

How to Bring Dads Back to School

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Sep 13, 2022
Last year, in our Championing Fatherhood Blog, we posted an article on engaging dads in their children’s education. Dads,... Read More

Topics: child well-being, fatherhood work, fatherhood facilitators, moms involving dads, back to school, public schools, school-age kids, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

How to Use The Transtheoretical Model to Create A Dynamic Fatherhood Program

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Aug 30, 2022
Think about a behavior change you would like to make that would improve your health. Now, how ready are you to jump in and make... Read More

Topics: fatherhood program planning, program planning, father engagement, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

Use the Power of These Free Shareable Images to Promote Responsible Fatherhood

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Aug 23, 2022
Recently I ran across an article about a moving photo book from photographer Phillip Toledano called The Reluctant Father. It... Read More

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

How to Use A Logic Model to Supercharge Your Fatherhood Outcomes

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Jul 19, 2022
Can you articulate how your organization influences dads to improve their fathering skills? If not, then a logic model is what... Read More

Topics: fatherhood program planning, logic model, program planning, father engagement, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

Teach Dads These 3 Qualities of Successful Fathering

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jun 28, 2022
“Habits may be the smallest units of transformation, but they’re also the most fundamental. They are the first concentric... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, 24/7 Dad, InsideOut Dad®, 24/7 Dad Key Behaviors Workshop

24/7 Dad® - Worth the Wait

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Jun 22, 2022
I would like to introduce you to Timmy Morgan, aka Tim, a Fatherhood Coordinator with BCFS Health & Human Service Healthy Start... Read More

Topics: healthy relationships, child well-being, fatherhood work, fatherhood facilitators, facilitators, moms involving dads, evidence-based 24/7 Dad, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, 24/7 Dad, Coparenting

How to Inject 24/7 Dad® into Your Organization’s DNA – A Spotlight On Every Parent Matters

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Jun 14, 2022
Every so often, we like to shine a spotlight on a partner organization that uses National Fatherhood Initiative’s® (NFI’s)... Read More

Topics: Infant Health, child well-being, fatherhood parenting, new dad, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

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