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Stunning Evaluation Shows Impact of 24/7 Dad® on Reducing Chance of Child Abuse and Neglect

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Nov 21, 2017
The Child and Family Research Partnership (CFRP) at the University of Texas at Austin just published a report on their... Read More

Topics: Research on NFI Programs & Resources

What Dads Need to Know to Reenter their Children's Lives

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Nov 16, 2017
  We’re all working toward more involved, engaged fathers for every child. And hopefully, there are more and more dads in... Read More

Topics: Tips & Tricks

[Video] How to Tell Whether Staff Know Your Organization’s Purpose in Serving Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Nov 14, 2017
Do you know your organization’s purpose in serving dads? Before you read any further, take a moment to write your answer to... Read More

Topics: Tips & Tricks

Maternal Gatekeeping & Why It Matters for Children

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Nov 9, 2017
The Greeks believed that to enter Hades after death, a person had to cross the River Styx. A payment to the boatman Charon was... Read More

Topics: General Fatherhood Research & Studies

The 4 Main Ways NFI Measures Impact

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Nov 7, 2017
It’s easy in life to fail to see the forest for the trees. We can get so caught in the daily aspects of life that we fail to... Read More

Topics: Research on NFI Programs & Resources

7 Things You Can Suggest to Dads to Connect with Their Kids

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Nov 2, 2017
It's likely that the dads you serve have many issues to address in their lives to become more stable, productive, and... Read More

Topics: Tips & Tricks

How Another Home-Visiting Program Benefits from the Flexibility of 24/7 Dad®

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Oct 31, 2017
Home-visiting programs continue to reap the benefits of the evidence-based 24/7 Dad® program’s flexibility. I recently had the... Read More

Topics: Success Stories

How Organizations Benefit From Our Father Engagement Experience™

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Oct 23, 2017
The Father Engagement Experience™ (FEE) has helped many organizations develop concise, accountable plans that address their... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

Wise Words From a Program Like Yours: Nurturing Father Engagement

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Oct 19, 2017
There's a new, compelling video in town that provides tremendous insight into today’s human service environments, and the... Read More

Topics: General Fatherhood Program Resources

Has Father Absence Gotten Better or Worse?

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Oct 17, 2017
Neither. That’s right. For the past two decades, the proportion of children who grow up without a biological, step, or... Read More

Topics: General Fatherhood Research & Studies

Fatherhood Resources As Simple as the "Easy Button"

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Oct 12, 2017
Sometimes we just need things to be simple. Staples really hit the nail on the head when they launched their campaign... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

The One Resource Grayson County Detention Center Uses to Open Dads' Hearts and Minds to Group-Based Fatherhood Programs

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Oct 10, 2017
If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know that I regularly interview staff and volunteers in organizations that use... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Success Stories

What Dads Without a College Degree Need to Land Good-Paying Jobs

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Oct 5, 2017
If you listen only to the political rhetoric about the loss of good-paying manufacturing jobs in the U.S., you’d think our... Read More

Topics: General Fatherhood Research & Studies

4 Essential Things to Remember when Developing Fatherhood Programs for Latino Fathers

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Oct 3, 2017
Before you read the rest of this article, ask yourself the following questions: Do most Latino fathers speak English or... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

The Biological Effects of Father Loss: An Interview with Daniel Notterman

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Sep 28, 2017
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Topics: General Fatherhood Research & Studies

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