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Erik Vecere

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

Recent Posts

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

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

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