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(Part 2) What it Takes for a State’s Child Support Agency to Partner with Fatherhood Programs

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Feb 19, 2019
  Positive Payment Pattern, or PPP. That was the phrase used by Harold Coleman, State Access and Visitation Coordinator in... Read More

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

Including Fathers in Human Services

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Feb 14, 2019
  This article originally appeared in the January 2019 Child Support Report, a product of the Office of Child Support... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

(Part 1) What it Takes to Partner with Your State’s Child Support Agency

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Feb 12, 2019
  Made Men founder Nelson Gabriel is one of the most creative and energetic leaders that I’ve met who seeks to improve his... Read More

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

15 Organizations Tell Us in 15 Words or Less: Why Do You Like Fathering in 15™?

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Feb 7, 2019
  We’ve been talking about Fathering in 15™ for a while now, our newest online fatherhood resource released in 2018—and we... Read More

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

A Smorgasbord of Awesome Videos to Support Work with Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Feb 5, 2019
  “Video is the most interesting and engaging way to share an idea with others.”  —Chad HurleyCo-founder and former CEO,... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

Tools to Help Female Staff Engage Fathers—Even Better [Part 2 of 2]

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Jan 31, 2019
  As we shared in Tuesday's blog, there are 3 things that can hinder female staff’s ability and desire to engage dads. If you... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, Program Recruitment & Retention, Tips & Tricks, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

3 Reasons it May Be Hard for Female Staff to Engage Fathers [Part 1 of 2]

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Jan 29, 2019
  You undoubtedly have female staff who work in your organization and interact with fathers and families to deliver your... Read More

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

How NFI Helps Government Agencies and Their Partners to Engage Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown and Melissa Steward   |   Jan 24, 2019
To build capacity in communities to increase the involvement of fathers in the lives of their children, it’s important to not... Read More

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

A Must-Read Evaluation of Fatherhood Programs

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jan 22, 2019
  A just-published meta-analysis of fatherhood program evaluations shows that those programs are effective. Funded by the ... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

Short on Time? No Problem > A Valuable Resource for Dads in Jails, Reentry, or Short-Term Stay Facilities

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Jan 18, 2019
  Children do better socially, emotionally, and physically when their fathers are involved in their lives. That's why there's... Read More

Topics: Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

What You Can Learn from a Beatle to Better Serve Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jan 15, 2019
“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.” ... Read More

Topics: Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Tips & Tricks, General Fatherhood Program Resources

Where’s Your Dad? Spokane’s Response to A Community Crisis

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Jan 10, 2019
  While listening to the police scanner, Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich heard the chilling report “a man with a gun”... Read More

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

Why It’s Vital to Reduce Dads’ Work Stressors

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jan 8, 2019
Helping dads to reduce work stressors is one of the most significant ways to help them and positively affect their children’s... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

Outstanding Free Home Visiting Resource

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Dec 20, 2018
  National Fatherhood Initiative® (NFI) helps state home visiting programs and local direct-service home visiting programs to... Read More

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

A Fatherhood Champion in San Bernardino County

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Dec 14, 2018
  Ryan Berryman was tired of waiting. He had worked with children and families for over 20 years in San Bernardino County and... Read More

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

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