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Making Room for Dads in Public Policy

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Sep 22, 2020
This article is written by Walker Stevens and originally appeared on the National Conference of State Legislatures' The NCSL... Read More

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

Challenging yet positive parenting style benefits children's development

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Sep 8, 2020
This article is written by Jared Wadley of the University of Michigan and originally appeared on medicalxpress.com.... Read More

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

Three Tips On Making These The Best Times To Be A Parent

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Sep 1, 2020
From my perspective of being a Dad for a quarter century, there are two types of parents today. The first is the Dad (or Mom)... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources

What I Learned at Daddy Camp

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Aug 25, 2020
As we covered in a post a couple of weeks ago, more and more is coming out about dads and kids connecting during the... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources

An ‘Un-distancing’ Pandemic Proposal for Fathers and Daughters

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   May 12, 2020
The COVID-19 crisis presents a rare and much-needed opportunity to repair and strengthen father–daughter relationships. Like... Read More

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

Free Podcast About Child Support > Great for Dads and Practitioners

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Mar 31, 2020
Child Support and the topics surrounding it are always hot topics. There's just so much for dads and practitioners to learn... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources

What To Do When Teen Boys Become Fathers

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Jan 28, 2020
In its current season, the hit TV show This Is Us introduced a new storyline featuring Asante Blackk, who plays a black teen... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources

“Yeah, it’s the end of the world.” > Providing Kids with a Lesson in Resiliency

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Sep 24, 2019
  It was a chilly November Sunday at the local high school with the three Nelligan boys. We’d had contests to see which duo... Read More

Topics: Featured, general fatherhood resources

Family Voices: A Father’s Perspective in Family Engagement

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Apr 30, 2019
  As a single father and kinship care provider, I often encountered a lack of father engagement during my search for quality... Read More

Topics: Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Tips & Tricks, general fatherhood resources

Fathers in Utah County Jail Can Learn to Rebuild Family Connections Thanks to a New Class

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Apr 16, 2019
  For most of her childhood, Linda Donaldson (pictured above) said she watched her alcoholic father spend time in and out of... Read More

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

Don’t Miss the National Fatherhood Summit in Nashville this June

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Mar 19, 2019
Registration is now open for the National Fatherhood Summit hosted by The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

Class Teaches Utah Inmates How to be Better Dads

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Mar 7, 2019
  No matter how peaceful and quiet Beaver County is, there are some places you just don’t ever want to go. That place is easy... Read More

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

Making a Fundable Case for Your Fatherhood Program

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Mar 5, 2019
  I grew up without a father at home. In adulthood, I continued to struggle with what I called the “daddy deficit.” It was a... Read More

Topics: Featured, general fatherhood resources

Including Fathers in Human Services

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Feb 14, 2019
  This article originally appeared in the January 2019 Child Support Report, a product of the Office of Child Support... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

Tools to Help Female Staff Engage Fathers—Even Better [Part 2 of 2]

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Jan 31, 2019
  As we shared in Tuesday's blog, there are 3 things that can hinder female staff’s ability and desire to engage dads. If you... Read More

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

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