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Erik Vecere

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

Recent Posts

Why Evidence-Based Fatherhood Programs are Important for Dads

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Aug 10, 2016
Depending on where you look, the term “evidence-based” can have slightly different meanings. Generally speaking, however, it... Read More

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

Learn this Powerful Approach to Effective Facilitation

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   May 17, 2016
I facilitated a 24/7 Dad® training for the Family Resource Center South Atlantic (FRCSA) last January in Raleigh, NC. When I... Read More

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

5 Myths Dads Have About Fatherhood Programs

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   May 4, 2016
Facilitators across the country have shared with me consistent challenges they’ve faced with dads’ attitudes about fatherhood... Read More

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

The Buzz Around the Father Engagement Certificate™

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Oct 13, 2015
National Fatherhood Initiative’s® (NFI’s) new on demand Father Engagement Certificate™ (FEC) training has created quite a... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Research on NFI Programs & Resources

How to Shift the Mindset of Incarcerated Fathers

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Oct 6, 2015
I knew there was something special about the Noble Correctional Institution (Caldwell, Ohio) the moment that I walked through... Read More

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

Don't Waste the Single Most Important Tool in Your Fatherhood Program

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Jul 1, 2015
Some fatherhood program facilitators aren’t utilizing the single most important tool in their fatherhood program toolbox. Is... Read More

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

The Critical Role a Nonprofit Business Model Plays in Guiding Your Fatherhood Program

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Feb 11, 2015
I receive many phone calls and emails from people looking to either partner, provide a service, solve a problem, or address a... Read More

Topics: General Fatherhood Research & Studies, Tips & Tricks

6 Ways to Involve Moms in Involving Dads

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Jun 12, 2013
As responsible fatherhood programs continue to increase dads’ motivation to be more involved, responsible, and committed in... Read More

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

Sexy Sustainability: The Missing Element in Effective Father Engagement

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Dec 18, 2012
Sustainability planning and execution of that plan is the most important investment for any social service agency or... Read More

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

Creating Change in Your Organization or Community

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Oct 3, 2012
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Topics: Tips & Tricks

4 Factors for Successful Father Involvement

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Sep 6, 2012
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Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Tips & Tricks

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