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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] Men’s Health and Fatherhood: What Do Dads Need to Know?

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Sep 14, 2021
Men's health is a very important topic in NFI’s fatherhood programs 24/7 Dad® and InsideOut Dad®. There’s no doubt that... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

Request for Applications: Expanding the 24/7 Dad® Program in Select Western States

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Aug 3, 2021
NFI is pleased to announce the opening of its Request for Applications for organizations located in select 12 Western states... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, 24/7 Dad

[Free Webinar] Poverty Interrupted: Behavioral Science Principles for Practitioners

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Mar 9, 2021
Wednesday, March 24, 20211:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. EDT, via video conference Title: "Poverty Interrupted: Behavioral Science... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

Free Resource: How Dads (and Moms!) Can Earn Their Degree and Get Hired After Incarceration

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Nov 24, 2020
  I was recently contacted by Study.com about a free guide they produced to help formerly incarcerated adults overcome... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

[Free Webinar] New FRPN Webinar - Fatherhood & COVID-19: A Conversation about Practice, Research and Policy

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Oct 13, 2020
Tuesday, October 20, 202012-1:30 p.m. EDT Findings from FRPN-Funded Projects 4: Fatherhood and Public Policy - Employment... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

Announcing NFI’s NEW Short-Length Workshop for Dads - 24/7 Dad® Key Behaviors Workshop!

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Jul 21, 2020
  We get excited when something new is coming… and especially when “that something” is already here! Last Thursday we launched... Read More

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

[Free Resources] This Father’s Day, Give the Gift of Health to the Dads You Serve

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Jun 16, 2020
Men’s health is an important topic. The more men we can help understand the importance of their health and how they can take... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources

Apply Now to be Among the First to Deliver NFI's New 24/7 Dad® Key Behaviors Workshop

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Jun 8, 2020
National Fatherhood Initiative® (NFI) seeks applications from organizations that want to partner with NFI to implement NFI's... Read More

Topics: Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

Vital Topics for Virtual Meetings: 2 Resources for Discussing Fatherhood Topics with Dads and Moms

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   May 27, 2020
Everything has changed about how practitioners work with fathers and families. In some ways, it has been a good experience to... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources

Free Resources for Organizations Serving Parents During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   May 19, 2020
Our schedules have changed. Our plans have changed. Our world has changed. And two people who this affects dramatically are... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources

[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

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