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Spotlight > The Teen Dad Experience (Odessa, Texas)

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Jun 9, 2016
One of the most common questions we get about fatherhood programming is, "Do you have anything to help teen dads?" Our answer is... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Success Stories, Research on NFI Programs & Resources

Creative Uses of NFI Guides Never Stop!

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jun 1, 2016
"It's like a focus group [guide] for dummies!" That's the conclusion William (Bill) Macchione came to after he used National... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Success Stories, Tips & Tricks

Learn this Powerful Approach to Effective Facilitation

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   May 17, 2016
I facilitated a 24/7 Dad® training for the Family Resource Center South Atlantic (FRCSA) last January in Raleigh, NC. When I... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Success Stories, Tips & Tricks

Spotlight > How Seneca County's (NY) Creative Use of NFI Resources Helps Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   May 10, 2016
Charles (Charlie) Schillaci has made it his personal mission to help dads in Seneca County (NY) to be the best dads they can be.... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Success Stories, Tips & Tricks

Spotlight > Buckner Project Helps Fathers Become Better Dads in Texas

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Apr 7, 2016
Child abuse, teen pregnancy, substance abuse...these are some of the risk factors you face when you live in Gregg County, Texas.... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Success Stories, Tips & Tricks

A Father's Contact from Prison Made All the Difference to His Son

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Mar 15, 2016
Last week we shared the story of Coley Harris, a previously incarcerated father dedicated to helping youth in his hometown of... Read More

Topics: Success Stories

How One Hour Changed My Image of Jerry Jones

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Mar 14, 2016
This post originally appeared on The Huffington Post. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is undeniably one of the most polarizing... Read More

Topics: Success Stories

While Wilmington, DE has a High Rate of Father Absence, it Also Has One of the Best Fathers

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Mar 8, 2016
Wilmington, DE has one of the nation's highest rates of father absence in our nation (65.5%), followed closely by Detroit, MI... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Success Stories

The Deep, Powerful Message in Kelly Clarkson's New Hit Song

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Mar 2, 2016
This post originally appeared on The Huffington Post. Kelly Clarkson performed her new hit song "Piece by Piece" on the February... Read More

Topics: Success Stories

More Organizations Using 24/7 Dad® with Teen Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Feb 24, 2016
More organizations are using National Fatherhood Initiative’s 24/7 Dad® program with teen dads. This fact was underscored a... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Success Stories, Research on NFI Programs & Resources

Spotlight > 24/7 Dad® Launches in Iowa, Shows Recruitment "Must Haves" [Video]

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Feb 2, 2016
With all eyes on Iowa this week for the presidential caucuses, we have our eyes on a fatherhood program in Northern Iowa who's... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Success Stories, Tips & Tricks

Spotlight > Indianapolis Re-Entry Facility Gives 42 Families More Than Just a Dance (Video)

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Jan 14, 2016
On the outside looking in, it's just a lunch and a dance. Oh, but it's so much more. For these 42 dads, it's a chance to connect... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Success Stories

Spotlight > An Amazing Gift from 10 Dads in Prison

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jan 6, 2016
Recently, 10 graduates of the InsideOut Dad® program made an amazing, unexpected gift of $86 to help National Fatherhood... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Success Stories

Spotlight > Richmond Jail Gives Dads 3 Hours and Hope (Video)

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Nov 18, 2015
Three hours. Imagine being locked up for a year or more and then getting to spend three hours with your daughter. You get to put... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Success Stories

Spotlight > Maury County Jail Helps Incarcerated Fathers

Posted by Melissa Byers   |   Nov 3, 2015
650,000+ ex-offenders are released from prison every year. Most prisoners are fathers. Why not prepare these fathers for release... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Success Stories

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