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Three Fatherhood Services That Provide Massive Gains

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   May 14, 2024
If patience comes easy for you, raise your hand. If not, don’t worry. I didn’t raise mine, either. While I can be impatient over... Read More

Topics: community mobilization, community leaders, fatherhood program planning, fatherhood leaders, marketing fatherhood programs, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Program Recruitment & Retention, Success Stories

How to Help Your City Become More Father-Friendly

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Apr 2, 2024
Imagine if every sector of your city was fully invested in becoming father-friendly. Imagine how a city-wide fatherhood... Read More

Topics: Fundraising, marketing fatherhood programs, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, Program Recruitment & Retention, Success Stories

[Press Release] Proportion of American Children Living with a Father in the Home Reaches 34-Year High

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Jan 30, 2024
Proportion of American Children Living with a Father in the Home Reaches 34-Year High As more U.S. children grow up with... Read More

Topics: father absence data, fatherhood data, Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Success Stories, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, NFI News & Updates, 24:7 Dad®

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

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®

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®

The Importance of Being Stubborn on Vision, Yet Flexible on Details

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Dec 6, 2022
Stephan Hicks, Founder and Executive Director of My Brother’s Keeper. “We are stubborn on vision. We are flexible on... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Success Stories, Fathering in 15™

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

Course prepares East Feliciana prisoners for challenges, joys of fatherhood

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Jul 5, 2022
This article is written by Francis Y. Spencer and was originally published at The Advocate. It is republished here with... Read More

Topics: fatherhood parenting, involved father, evidence-based InsideOut Dad, Featured, Success Stories, InsideOut Dad®

My Brother’s Keeper of Greater Richmond Provides School Backpacks on Behalf of Incarcerated Dads

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Oct 12, 2021
This post is a recent press release from My Brother’s Keeper of Greater Richmond who runs NFI's InsideOut Dad® program in the... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, Success Stories

How to Deliver a Fatherhood Program in a Housing Authority

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Sep 28, 2021
“About 6 years ago, some of our Housing Authority employees noticed that there were a lot of single moms at the properties we... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Success Stories, Understanding Dad™, 24/7 Dad, Tips for Success, Any Dad/Community Based, Recruit & Retain Dads, Train & Facilitate, Virtual Delivery

Inmates learning to be better dads, find a reason to stay out of jail

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Mar 2, 2021
This article is written by Erik Von Ancken and originally appeared at CLICK ORLANDO. The article is republished here with... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Success Stories

After jail: DeAndre McCall's fatherhood awakening

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Feb 16, 2021
This article is written by Brian McMillian and originally appeared at the Palm Coast Observer. The article is republished here... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Success Stories

Wyoming Pregnancy Help Center Sees Stronger Father Involvement Thanks to Technology

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Jan 6, 2021
This article is written by Gayle Irwin and originally appeared at the Pregnancy Help News website. The article is republished... Read More

Topics: Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Success Stories

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