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3 Reasons it May Be Hard for Female Staff to Engage Fathers [Part 1 of 2]

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Jan 29, 2019
  You undoubtedly have female staff who work in your organization and interact with fathers and families to deliver your... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, Program Recruitment & Retention, Tips & Tricks

How NFI Helps Government Agencies and Their Partners to Engage Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown and Melissa Steward   |   Jan 24, 2019
To build capacity in communities to increase the involvement of fathers in the lives of their children, it’s important to not... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

A Must-Read Evaluation of Fatherhood Programs

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jan 22, 2019
  A just-published meta-analysis of fatherhood program evaluations shows that those programs are effective. Funded by the ... Read More

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

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

What You Can Learn from a Beatle to Better Serve Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jan 15, 2019
“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.” ... Read More

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

Where’s Your Dad? Spokane’s Response to A Community Crisis

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Jan 10, 2019
  While listening to the police scanner, Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich heard the chilling report “a man with a gun”... Read More

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

Why It’s Vital to Reduce Dads’ Work Stressors

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jan 8, 2019
Helping dads to reduce work stressors is one of the most significant ways to help them and positively affect their children’s... Read More

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

Outstanding Free Home Visiting Resource

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Dec 20, 2018
  National Fatherhood Initiative® (NFI) helps state home visiting programs and local direct-service home visiting programs to... Read More

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

How to Leverage a Deadly Sin to Help Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Dec 11, 2018
  Can you name the seven deadly sins? Go ahead. Grab a piece of paper and, before you continue to read this post, write them... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, Tips & Tricks

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 Program Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

9 Steps for Dads on How to Discipline Children

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Dec 4, 2018
What do today’s dads most want to know about how to raise their children? Whenever I’m asked that question, I point to three... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, Tips & Tricks

A Recipe for Success: One Lemon, A Local Family Restaurant, & NFI’s Fathering in 15™

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Nov 29, 2018
    Several years ago, in a federally funded 5-year Capacity Building grant from the Department of Health & Human Services,... Read More

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

Why You Should Let the Curriculum Do the Work

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Nov 20, 2018
Have you experienced a moment in your life when something suddenly came into focus—an “eye-opening” or “Aha!” moment? An... Read More

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

How to Get Court Referrals for Your Fatherhood Program

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Nov 15, 2018
  Would you like to see more dads attend and complete your fatherhood program? Court referrals are a great way to accomplish... Read More

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

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