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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

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

Dad Jokes and Other Fatherhood PSAs

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Jun 21, 2018
  We just celebrated Father's Day... but why not celebrate fathers all year long with everything that's great about dads?  ... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

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

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