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Melissa Steward

Melissa Steward

Melissa Steward is Vice President, Marketing of National Fatherhood Initiative. She is married and lives in South Carolina.

Recent Posts

[Free Webinar] How Fathering in 15™ Can Work for You: Hear from 4 NFI Partners Who Love It

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Apr 7, 2020
Have you registered for our free webinar on Fathering in 15™? Please join us for "How Fathering in 15™ Can Work for You:... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, NFI News & Updates

Our Newest, Must-Have Resource Bundle for Father Involvement

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Mar 3, 2020
Sometimes something comes along that’s a no-brainer. It smacks you upside the head so-to-speak and you’re left wondering, why... Read More

Topics: Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

24/7 Dad® Facilitators Retreat Announcement

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Jan 21, 2020
National Fatherhood Initiative® (NFI) announces a Request for Applications (RFA) for a brand-new fellowship opportunity for 50... Read More

Topics: Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, NFI News & Updates

A Free Gift Dads Can Give their Kids this Season...and Beyond

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Dec 31, 2019
Sometimes the best gifts don't cost anything. In fact, some of the best gifts we can give are words of encouragement.... Read More

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

[Free Resource] 12 New Sharable Father Facts Images from National Fatherhood Initiative®

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Dec 24, 2019
What a year we've had at National Fatherhood Initiative®! It's our 25th Anniversary and we published our 8th Edition of Father... Read More

Topics: Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

[Free Webinar] Findings from FRPN-Funded Projects 4

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Nov 21, 2019
Tuesday, December 10, 20193-4:30 PM EST Findings from FRPN-Funded Projects 4: Fatherhood and Public Policy - Employment... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

Free eBook > The Secret Formula to Mobilize Your Community Around Fatherhood

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Nov 12, 2019
  Can you see it clearly? That is, your vision for fathers and families in your community in the coming year? After all, next... Read More

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

[Free Webinar] November FRPN Webinar: A Conversation About State–Level Initiatives for Father Inclusion

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Oct 22, 2019
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 2-3:30 PM ET Grantee States: Colorado, Connecticut, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

[Free Webinar] Upcoming FRPN Webinar: Engaging Mothers in Coparenting Interventions: Challenges, Characteristics of Mothers Who Engage & Outcomes

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Sep 5, 2019
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 2-3:30 PM ET   Positive father engagement can mitigate some of the negative effects of... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

[Free Webinar] Paternity Leave > The Research, Why It's Important, and How to Help Dads Take It

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Aug 27, 2019
Have you registered for our free webinar on paternity leave? Time is running out! Research shows that children do better when... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, NFI News & Updates

Bullying Prevention Starts at Home + An Excellent Free Resource for Parents

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Aug 2, 2019
  Bullying. Unfortunately, it’s more common these days with the internet, social media, and texting so easily available to... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources

25 Years of NFI: Featuring Angel Flores of Vista Community Clinics & the Dads Club

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Jun 19, 2019
  As we continue celebrate 25 years of NFI and our focus on fatherhood practitioners doing excellent work with dads, we turn... Read More

Topics: Featured, Success Stories, NFI News & Updates

Announcing NFI’s NEW Recruitment and Retention Certificate™

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Apr 12, 2019
  Let's begin with two important questions: Does your organization struggle to recruit dads? Does your organization struggle... Read More

Topics: Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Program Recruitment & Retention

10 Tips for New Facilitators of NFI Programs

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Apr 4, 2019
Everybody's new at something, sometime. But isn't it great when you're new at something and you have a few tips and hints for... Read More

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

[Free Webinar] Upcoming FRPN Webinar: State Policies and Practices to Promote Father Involvement

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Mar 26, 2019
Thursday, April 18, 2019 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST   Mark your calendar for the next FRPN webinar which will highlight... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

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