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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

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

5 Things You Never Knew About 247 Dad®

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Mar 14, 2019
  Whether you’re a long-time user of the 24/7 Dad® program, or thinking of using it for the first time, there are some... Read More

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

15 Organizations Tell Us in 15 Words or Less: Why Do You Like Fathering in 15™?

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Feb 7, 2019
  We’ve been talking about Fathering in 15™ for a while now, our newest online fatherhood resource released in 2018—and we... Read More

Topics: Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Success Stories

Short on Time? No Problem > A Valuable Resource for Dads in Jails, Reentry, or Short-Term Stay Facilities

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Jan 18, 2019
  Children do better socially, emotionally, and physically when their fathers are involved in their lives. That's why there's... Read More

Topics: Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

A Fatherhood Champion in San Bernardino County

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Dec 14, 2018
  Ryan Berryman was tired of waiting. He had worked with children and families for over 20 years in San Bernardino County and... Read More

Topics: Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Success Stories

Last Chance to Apply for FRPN State Planning Mini-Grants

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Dec 6, 2018
The Fatherhood Research and Practice Network (FRPN) will issue up to 12, $10,000 grants to support state planning projects to... Read More

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

Three Free Resources to Help you Work with Fathers

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Nov 6, 2018
  At NFI, we talk a lot about the programs and resources we have for purchase. But did you know that we actually have MORE... Read More

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

[Free Marketing Materials] The Road ‘You Medical’ Traveled to a Successful 24/7 Dad® Program

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Oct 30, 2018
  Talk about turning nothing into something. When Brandon Gregory joined You Medical 2 years ago, they didn’t have much of a... Read More

Topics: Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Program Recruitment & Retention, Success Stories, Tips & Tricks

[Free Webinar] FRPN Father Inclusion State Planning Grants

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Oct 25, 2018
The FRPN plans to issue up to 12, $10,000 grants to support state planning projects to develop, augment or sustain initiatives... Read More

Topics: General Fatherhood Research & Studies

Two New Fatherhood Resource Bundles Join Our Popular Bundle Line-Up

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Oct 18, 2018
At National Fatherhood Initiative® (NFI), we try our best to make things easy for those who want to better engage dads. One of... Read More

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

Reminder > Apply by Oct. 7 to Start or Expand 24/7 Dad in Select Southeastern States

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Oct 2, 2018
The deadline for applications is FAST approaching! But there's still time to apply. Submissions must be received by Midnight... Read More

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

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