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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

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, Success Stories, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

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 Research & Studies, General Fatherhood Program Resources

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

[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, Success Stories, Program Recruitment & Retention, 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: NFI News & Updates, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Featured

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

Request for Applications Now Open > Start or Expand  24/7 Dad® in Your Community

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Sep 24, 2018
National Fatherhood Initiative® (NFI) seeks applications from organizations that want to partner with NFI in 2018-2019 to... Read More

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

Partner Spotlight > Operation New Hope Continues Years of Great Work with InsideOut Dad®

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Sep 13, 2018
  “When I first started the [InsideOut Dad®] program, I figured I was too old to get anything from it because both of my... Read More

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

Fatherhood Research & Practice Network Webinar: Findings from FRPN-Funded Projects I: Home Visiting, Child Welfare Cases and a Meta-Analysis

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Aug 23, 2018
How can fathers be engaged in home visiting interventions and what types of outcomes do the interventions inspire? What are... Read More

Topics: General Fatherhood Research & Studies

It’s Never Too Late to Make Your Dad Proud > NFI Partners with Macdaddys Cookies

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Aug 16, 2018
A few months ago, I was contacted by Cory Brysman of Macdaddys Seriously Righteous Cookies explaining that he was starting a... Read More

Topics: NFI News & Updates

NFI Co-Sponsored Conference Coming Soon: Call for Proposals Open

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Aug 2, 2018
We have an important announcement to share! The Fatherhood Coalition of Tarrant County (FCTC) in partnership with National... Read More

Topics: Featured, NFI News & Updates

Why Fathering in 15™ is Great for Organizations [Video]

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Jul 19, 2018
Have you considered Fathering in 15™ for your organization? If you haven't, please take a look. We already have over 75... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

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