The Father Factor

Most Recent Fatherhood Posts

Two New Fatherhood Resource Bundles Join Our Popular Bundle Line-Up

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Oct 18, 2018
At National Fatherhood Initiative® (NFI), we try our best to make things easy for those who want to better engage dads. One of... Read More

Topics: NFI News & Updates, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Featured

Partner Spotlight > This School District Uses More Than Donuts to Engage Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Oct 16, 2018
  Donuts for Dads. Whenever I talk with someone in a school about how they engage dads—and they actually seek to engage dads—I... Read More

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

InsideOut Dad program graduates largest class to date

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Oct 11, 2018
Photo: Jarnakin Brown receives his diploma from Tim Carothers during a graduation ceremony for the InsideOut Dad program at... Read More

Topics: Featured, Success Stories

Weird Science: Teach Dads “Self-Talk” to Become Better Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Oct 9, 2018
  During your childhood, did anyone tell you that talking to yourself out loud was weird and might be a sign of mental... Read More

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

Partner Spotlight > Inspired Use of Spanish-Language Print Materials Creates a Father-Friendly Environment

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Oct 4, 2018
  The foundation of any effective effort to serve dads is a father-friendly organization. To lay the rebar for that... Read More

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

Reminder > Apply by Oct. 7 to Start or Expand 24/7 Dad in Select Southeastern States

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Oct 2, 2018
The deadline for applications is FAST approaching! But there's still time to apply. Submissions must be received by Midnight... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, NFI News & Updates

Child Abuse and Neglect and What You Can Do to Reduce It

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Sep 27, 2018
  The latest national data are out on child abuse and neglect. Compiled by the Children’s Bureau at the U.S. Department of... Read More

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

Request for Applications Now Open > Start or Expand  24/7 Dad® in Your Community

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Sep 24, 2018
National Fatherhood Initiative® (NFI) seeks applications from organizations that want to partner with NFI in 2018-2019 to... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, NFI News & Updates

Trouble Recruiting Dads? Create A Referral Plan

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Sep 20, 2018
  The top challenge organizations face is recruiting dads into their community-based fatherhood programs. As I recently helped... Read More

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

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, Success Stories, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

Subscribe to The Father Factor

CTA-BG.jpg

Get the Father Engagement Resources You Need

Visit our Store