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Erik Vecere

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

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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

Spotlight > New Video Podcast Reveals the Impact of InsideOut Dad® Program

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Nov 9, 2016
There are 2.7 million children with a parent in prison or jail in the United States. The number of children with a father in... Read More

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

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