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How to Help Dads Tear Down the Screen-Time Wall

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Sep 18, 2018
Screens here. Screens there. Screens everywhere! No matter where I am in public these days, I see children interact more with... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, Tips & Tricks

Partner Spotlight > Operation New Hope Continues Years of Great Work with InsideOut Dad®

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Sep 13, 2018
  “When I first started the [InsideOut Dad®] program, I figured I was too old to get anything from it because both of my... Read More

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

Want Good Times In This Nation Again? Choose Fatherhood.

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Sep 11, 2018
Several years ago, when I was president of  National Fatherhood Initiative, I had the pleasure of working on a fantastic... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

Personalized Fatherhood Resource Assistance is Just a Phone Call Away

Posted by Jacqueline Hannan   |   Sep 6, 2018
Are you starting a new fatherhood program? Have a new grant or looking to spend down on a current grant? Perhaps you are... Read More

Topics: Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

Use This Powerful Formula to Mentor Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Sep 4, 2018
When you work with dads one of the most significant roles you fill is that of a mentor. Whether you work one-on-one with dads... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, Program Recruitment & Retention, Tips & Tricks

[Partner Spotlight] Christian Heritage Sheds Light on Successful Work in Corrections & Reentry

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Aug 30, 2018
  Several years ago, in a site visit to a Milwaukee Jail, I sat in on a fathers’ group and heard a father complain fervently... Read More

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

Exchange Club’s Remarkable Success with Dads in Home Visits

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Aug 28, 2018
  One of the most difficult programs to recruit dads into is a home visiting program. In some cases, the reason dads don’t... Read More

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

Fatherhood Research & Practice Network Webinar: Findings from FRPN-Funded Projects I: Home Visiting, Child Welfare Cases and a Meta-Analysis

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Aug 23, 2018
How can fathers be engaged in home visiting interventions and what types of outcomes do the interventions inspire? What are... Read More

Topics: General Fatherhood Research & Studies

What Dads Know and Want to Know about Child Development

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Aug 21, 2018
  Have you wondered what dads know and want to know about child development? Given that men aren’t raised to raise children,... Read More

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

It’s Never Too Late to Make Your Dad Proud > NFI Partners with Macdaddys Cookies

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Aug 16, 2018
A few months ago, I was contacted by Cory Brysman of Macdaddys Seriously Righteous Cookies explaining that he was starting a... Read More

Topics: NFI News & Updates

7 Practices That Will Help You Serve Dads Effectively

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Aug 14, 2018
  In my post last week, I discussed the importance of focus in creating an impactful mission statement for your fatherhood... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources

Five days of grace for dads incarcerated at Salinas Valley State Prison

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Aug 9, 2018
  We're pleased to bring you this article featuring Salinas Valley State Prison, an NFI partner who, along with the GEO group,... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources

The 7 Things an Impactful Mission Statement Does

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Aug 7, 2018
  Do you have a clear, focused mission statement for your program or organization? When was the last time you and your fellow... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources

NFI Co-Sponsored Conference Coming Soon: Call for Proposals Open

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Aug 2, 2018
We have an important announcement to share! The Fatherhood Coalition of Tarrant County (FCTC) in partnership with National... Read More

Topics: Featured, NFI News & Updates

What’s the Status of Father Absence Ahead of the 2020 Census?

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jul 31, 2018
  Last October, I wrote a post in this blog entitled, “Has Father Absence Gotten Better or Worse?” I shared data on the... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

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