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Erik Vecere

Erik Vecere is Vice President of Program Support at National Fatherhood Initiative.

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A New Sure-Fire Tool that Leads to Better Father Engagement

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Sep 21, 2021
If you want a sure-fire way to create low and no-cost strategies to increase father involvement in your organization’s... Read More

Topics: Father Friendly Checkup, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, State & Local Agencies, Recruit & Retain Dads

Why Moms Are Your Greatest Asset to Increase Father Engagement

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Aug 17, 2021
Do you struggle getting an equal number of moms and dads in your parenting program? If you answered yes, you aren’t alone.... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Understanding Dad, Recruit & Retain Dads

How to Facilitate a Fatherhood Program in a Virtual World: Part 2

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Apr 20, 2021
In last week’s post, I focused on what some of our partners have done to more effectively recruit and retain dads into virtual... Read More

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

How to Facilitate a Fatherhood Program in a Virtual World: Part 1

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Apr 13, 2021
Who would’ve thought a pandemic would hit – so widespread – that it would change the delivery of so many fatherhood programs... Read More

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

13 Lessons and Takeaways to Engage Your Stepdads

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Jan 21, 2021
If I had a time machine, I would travel back to May 3, 2018, the day before I became a stepdad to four wonderful girls. As... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources

How to Pull Non-Resident Dads in Child Welfare Cases Out of The Shadows

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Dec 10, 2020
Why is it so hard to engage non-resident dads in child welfare cases? We don’t have to look far to answer that question. ... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources

Life-Changing Videos to Help in Your Work with Dads

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Oct 27, 2020
Have you ever wondered which traits describes a great dad? Would they involve nurturing, providing, and guiding? While those... Read More

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

How to Keep Problem Participants from Derailing Your Group Sessions

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Sep 15, 2020
You’ve reviewed the objectives of your upcoming group session. You’re comfortable with the session’s objectives, topics, and... Read More

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

How to Ignite A Fire for Father Engagement

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Aug 4, 2020
You may feel like the Lone Ranger when it comes to engaging dads in your organization’s programs and services, but remember –... Read More

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

How to Strike Recruitment & Retention Gold

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Jul 1, 2020
Did you know that every time a dad joins and exits your program there is an opportunity to improve your recruitment and... Read More

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

Pivoting During the Pandemic – The Fatherhood EFFECT Program

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Apr 15, 2020
We live in a new normal. COVID-19 has impacted us in every way – from where we go and who we see, to what we eat and what we... Read More

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

How to Facilitate “Aha!” Moments with Dads

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Mar 10, 2020
The word facilitate means  "to make easy or render less difficult." One way to make fathering easier for dads is to help them... Read More

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

Is Your Parenting Program Enough to Engage Dads?

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Feb 4, 2020
You can “reswizzle” your parenting program’s marketing to include more images of dads. You can bring in men to help... Read More

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

Three Ways to Harness the Power of Print Resources

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Nov 26, 2019
“What fatherhood curriculum should I use?” While this is a great question to ask, it shouldn’t be the only one you ask when it... Read More

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

Where Are All Your Male Social Workers?

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Oct 15, 2019
So, you’ve been working hard at your organization to engage dads. You might’ve even added father-specific programs and... Read More

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

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