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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

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

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

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