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Melissa Steward

Melissa Steward

Melissa Steward is Vice President of National Fatherhood Initiative. She is married and lives in Maryland.

Recent Posts

Free Webinar > All About InsideOut Dad 3rd Edition

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Jun 14, 2018
It's almost here! Have you registered? Join NFI President Christopher Brown on June 21st for a special webinar to learn all... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

Getting and Keeping Fathers Interested in Your Program

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   May 31, 2018
  If we’ve written a million blogs on this subject, we’ll write a million more. That’s how important learning how to recruit... Read More

Topics: Featured, InsideOut Dad, general fatherhood resources

It's Never Too Late for Dads to Reconnect with Their Kids > Learn How

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   May 17, 2018
How do dads and kids connect during and after a father has been in jail or prison? What if he's just been out of their life... Read More

Topics: Featured, InsideOut Dad, general fatherhood resources

Simple Advice You Can Give to Dads of Adolescents

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   May 3, 2018
Fathering teens can be a challenge. There are unspoken rules (sometimes created by the teens themselves!), and as kids change... Read More

Topics: Featured, general fatherhood resources

A Nebraska prison held a father-daughter dance, and it was beautiful

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Apr 26, 2018
  This article was reposted with permission from Brad Brown, CEO of Christian Heritage. Incarcerated dads and their little... Read More

Topics: Featured, Success Stories, InsideOut Dad

FRPN Free Webinar > State Approaches to Including Fathers in Programs and Policies

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Apr 19, 2018
NFI President Christopher A. Brown sits on the Fatherhood Research & Practice Network (FRPN) advisory committee. FRPN has... Read More

Topics: General Fatherhood Research & Studies

Free Social Media Posts You Can Share for Child Abuse Prevention Month

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Apr 5, 2018
Here at NFI, child abuse prevention is near and dear to our heart. After all, fathers play an incredibly important role in... Read More

Topics: Featured, general fatherhood resources

10 of the Most Common Questions We Get Asked at NFI – Part 2

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Mar 22, 2018
Hopefully you had a chance to read last week’s blog with the first 5 of 10 of the Most Common Questions We Get Asked at... Read More

Topics: Featured, Tips & Tricks

10 of the Most Common Questions We Get Asked at NFI – Part 1

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Mar 15, 2018
When you partner with thousands of organizations across the nation who serve fathers and families, questions abound. While... Read More

Topics: Featured, Tips & Tricks

Free Program Resources Abound at Fatherhood.org

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Feb 15, 2018
  A majority of folks in the fatherhood field initially learn about NFI because of our popular, core curricula: 24/7 Dad®,... Read More

Topics: General Fatherhood Research & Studies

Tips from Tech-Expert Parents to Help Dads Monitor Teens’ Social Media Use

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Feb 8, 2018
When it comes to helping dads understand how they can be involved, one of the areas that requires father involvement is... Read More

Topics: General Fatherhood Research & Studies

[Video] The Importance of Helping Fathers Learn What it Means to Be a Man

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Feb 1, 2018
In working with fathers and families, it can be helpful to address some basics before trying to address the myriad of other... Read More

Topics: General Fatherhood Research & Studies

Free Webinar > Fathers' Attendance in Fatherhood Programs

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Jan 15, 2018
The Fatherhood Research & Practice Network (FRPN) will host its 10th learning community webinar in early February. Inside the... Read More

Topics: General Fatherhood Program Resources

5 of the Top Father Factor Blogs of 2017

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Dec 27, 2017
  At NFI we’re passionate about equipping organizations and communities with the information and resources they need to be the... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

[Video] Roland Warren Receives NFI's 2017 Fatherhood Award

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Dec 21, 2017
In a presentation very fitting for the man who pioneered the award, Andy Schoka, former NFI Board Chairman (pictured right),... Read More

Topics: Success Stories

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