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The Power of One 24/7 Dad® Handbook

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Mar 24, 2020
During visits with family in Alabama, Ron Gates would take his young daughter to the park. One day, a gentleman approached Ron... Read More

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

Stand Out, Look Out, Shout Out: How Baby U Created a Program Dads Can Get Behind

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Jan 7, 2020
Standout: When I think of standouts, one organization comes to mind: Baby University (also known as Baby U), one of 7 funded... Read More

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

Is it the Will? Or is it the Skill?

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Aug 14, 2019
Did you know August is Child Support Enforcement Month? Many people have varying thoughts and comments about the topic of... Read More

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

25 Years of NFI: Featuring William Johnson of The Coshocton County Fatherhood Initiative

Posted by Jacqueline Evans   |   Jun 26, 2019
In our final posting to celebrate 25 years of NFI, we look to an amazing program that combines community events for dads with... Read More

Topics: Featured, Success Stories, NFI News & Updates

25 Years of NFI: Featuring Angel Flores of Vista Community Clinics & the Dads Club

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Jun 19, 2019
As we continue celebrate 25 years of NFI and our focus on fatherhood practitioners doing excellent work with dads, we turn our... Read More

Topics: Featured, Success Stories, NFI News & Updates

25 Years of NFI: Featuring Sara Persons of Children and Families of Iowa

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Jun 12, 2019
Husband: John Persons; Son: Brandon Persons and Daughter: Madalyn Persons To celebrate National Fatherhood Initiative®’s (NFI’s) Read More

Topics: Featured, Success Stories, NFI News & Updates

25 Years of NFI: A Mirror, A Window, and a Telescope: David Cozart, Lexington Leadership Foundation

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Jun 5, 2019
As we continue to celebrate fatherhood champions doing excellent work in honor of NFI’s 25th Anniversary, we turn our focus to... Read More

Topics: Featured, Success Stories, NFI News & Updates

25 Years of NFI: Featuring Kim Dent of the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood, Part 2

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   May 30, 2019
NFI could not meet its mission without dedicated practitioners like Kim Dent with the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood (OCF). In the Read More

Topics: Featured, Success Stories, NFI News & Updates

25 Years of NFI: Featuring Kim Dent of the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood, Part 1

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   May 28, 2019
I’ve seen many statewide fatherhood initiatives come and go in my two decades at National Fatherhood Initiative® (NFI). Most... Read More

Topics: Featured, Success Stories, NFI News & Updates

Expect Fireworks When You Marry These Two Parenting Programs

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   May 22, 2019
One young man, court-ordered to attend the Fatherhood Initiative and Employment Prep Services with the Jasper Area Family... Read More

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

Fathers in Utah County Jail Can Learn to Rebuild Family Connections Thanks to a New Class

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Apr 16, 2019
For most of her childhood, Linda Donaldson (pictured above) said she watched her alcoholic father spend time in and out of jail. Read More

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

How Organizations Use NFI’s Newest Brochure to Reconnect Dads and Children

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Mar 21, 2019
“Redemption through Reconnection.” That’s the benefit of reconnecting with children as seen through the eyes of so many dads... Read More

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

Why “Going to Where the Dads Are” is Key to Recruitment

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Mar 12, 2019
Blown away. That’s how I reacted upon learning of the success of 24/7 Dad® program facilitator Tim Morgan running the program... Read More

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

Class Teaches Utah Inmates How to be Better Dads

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Mar 7, 2019
No matter how peaceful and quiet Beaver County is, there are some places you just don’t ever want to go. That place is easy to... Read More

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

When Preparation Meets Opportunity

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Feb 21, 2019
I love the saying by Zig Ziglar, “Success occurs when preparation meets opportunity”.It was a mantra for my kids when they... Read More

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

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