Military Fatherhood Programs

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Solutions for Fathers in the Military

NFI is the leading provider of father-specific resources for each of the nation’s military branches. We help military leaders and family support personnel build the protective factors that create the resilience in military families that is vital to life in the military, including successful deployment and reintegration.

NFI’s experienced staff will help you acquire the same combination of easy-to-implement resources used on hundreds of installations around the world. Our staff can also help you create a customized approach for any budget or staffing level. Your approach can include easy-to-distribute resources for use during home visits to resources for more intensive, group-based parenting and fathering training.

Supporting You. Supporting Fathers. Supporting Families.

Military organizations face unique challenges in ensuring mission-readiness and in supporting personnel during and after high-stress situations. Leadership, staff, and units need to minimize distractions that take away from focus and effectiveness. Providing support for military families during difficult times such as mobilization, deployment, and return can help to ensure that people’s minds are where they need to be.

Military personnel involved with NFI: Chaplains, Family Advocacy Program Manager, New Parent Support Program Manager, Youth Services Director, Child Development Center Director, Outreach Managers, Family Advocacy Program Trainer, Life Skills Educator, Military Leadership, and more.gsaadvantage_screen

NFI resources and training can be purchased via the General Services Administration (GSA) Contract Vehicle. Click here to learn more and see the price list. Visit us on GSA Advantage here.

Build Family Resilience

Long deployments, post-deployment adjustments, frequent moves and other life changes and challenges can make military life difficult for the family – especially children of military fathers. Having strong family resilience can help grow a family and make them stronger during times of deployment. Wars may be coming to an end but the consequences of these wars will have lingering effects on our military families for years to come.
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Deployment and Reintegration

Have you ever noticed that it’s easier to see changes when you’re away from something or someone for a long time? When you’re around your children day after day, you might not notice that they get taller. But when you don’t see them for some time, don’t they seem a lot taller when you get back together?
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Reduce Child Abuse & Domestic Violence

Child abuse and domestic violence can be attributed to father absence, and unfortunately, that’s no different when it comes to military families. Dads get deployed and are often away for long term duty assignments. Military children can experience the same effects as children whose fathers are physically absent from their lives.
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Manage Anger, Depression, Stress

Military dads can become be angry, stressed, or depressed as a result of their experiences during deployment. NFI’s 24/7 Dad® Program teaches that part of being a good dad is understanding that one has to take care of himself. He has to address his own health (physical or mental), and that addressing these concerns can impact one’s ability to father.
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Spiritual/Faith Support

Chaplains provide counseling services to military dads and families, and this is an ideal environment to present military dads with information on and skill-building materials to help dads be better dads.
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Effective Home Visitation

Military home visiting programs offer a variety of family-focused services to expectant parents and families with new babies and young children. They address issues such as maternal and child health, positive parenting practices, safe home environments, and access to services. However, many home visitation programs have never been educated and equipped on how to effectively integrate fathers into their programming. Many times a man will hear the word “parenting” and automatically think it is just for the mother. If dad is handed something that says ‘fathering” then he thinks you are talking directly to him.
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