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Erik Vecere

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

Recent Posts

How to Ensure Domestic Violence Isn’t Lurking in Your Fatherhood Program

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Sep 11, 2019
  How would you know if a dad in your program has been a victim or a perpetrator of domestic violence? If you did know, how... Read More

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

3 Amazing Free Resources to Help You Engage Dads Through a WIC Program

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Jul 24, 2019
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). Do you think a program with this name could... Read More

Topics: Featured, general fatherhood resources

25 Years of NFI: Featuring Sara Persons of Children and Families of Iowa

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Jun 12, 2019
 Husband: John Persons; Son: Brandon Persons and Daughter: Madalyn Persons To celebrate National Fatherhood Initiative®’s... Read More

Topics: Featured, Success Stories, NFI News & Updates

6 Steps to a Successful Fatherhood Event

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   May 15, 2019
  Fatherhood events are a great way to celebrate dads and broadcast the message that dads matter to your community. They can... Read More

Topics: Featured, Program Recruitment & Retention, Tips & Tricks

How to Get Court Referrals for Your Fatherhood Program

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Nov 15, 2018
  Would you like to see more dads attend and complete your fatherhood program? Court referrals are a great way to accomplish... Read More

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

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, General Fatherhood Program Resources, Program Recruitment & Retention, Tips & Tricks

The “How to Deliver 24/7 Dad in Four Weeks” Guide is Here!

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Jul 12, 2018
  One of the biggest challenges organizations have in serving dads is getting them to commit to attend a fatherhood program... Read More

Topics: Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

What to Tell the Stepdads You Serve

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Feb 22, 2018
In the past two years, I have moved from being a married dad of two daughters (ages 23 and 17), to a divorced dad with full... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

Elevating Fatherhood Part 2 – Elevate Your Community

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Jan 8, 2018
In part one of this post, I challenged you to take your work with fathers to the next level in “elevate yourself.” Elevate... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

Elevating Fatherhood Part 1 – Elevate Yourself

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Jan 4, 2018
The fact that you’re reading this blog tells me that you already understand why fathers are so important to children,... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

How Organizations Benefit From Our Father Engagement Experience™

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Oct 23, 2017
The Father Engagement Experience™ (FEE) has helped many organizations develop concise, accountable plans that address their... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

Can a Woman Facilitate a Fatherhood Program as Effectively as a Man?

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Sep 14, 2017
I get asked this question often during my trainings. My answer is always an emphatic, “Yes!” I see many examples of successful... Read More

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

The Value of a Father Engagement Experience™

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Mar 2, 2017
Many organizations spin their wheels when it comes to engaging fathers, never gaining the traction they need to create a... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

The Value of Taking a “Refresher” Training

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Feb 9, 2017
If you have been trained on National Fatherhood Initiative’s® (NFI’s) 24/7 Dad®, InsideOut Dad®, or Understanding Dad™... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

6 Tips for a Powerful Fatherhood Event

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Dec 29, 2016
Community fatherhood events are a great way to support and encourage fathers while raising awareness that fathers play a... Read More

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

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