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When Men and Fathers Commit to Help a Fatherless Boy

Posted by Roland Warren   |   Jun 22, 2017
This blog reposted from Patheos.com with permission from Roland Warren. On the night of February 12, 2012, I received a call... Read More

Topics: Success Stories, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

The Lesson Whole Foods Market Offers for Serving Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jun 20, 2017
Recent developments with the natural and organic foods grocer Whole Foods Market (WFM) provide a powerful lesson for building... Read More

Topics: General Fatherhood Research & Studies

Want to Be a Better Dad? Here's How to "Remodel" Your Fathering

Posted by Roland Warren   |   Jun 15, 2017
This blog reposted from Patheos.com with permission from Roland Warren. As my wife will gladly tell you, I run very little... Read More

Topics: Tips & Tricks

Why You Shouldn’t Put Dads in Boxes

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jun 13, 2017
Have you heard the term “perennials?” No. Not the type of flower. I ask instead whether you’ve heard the recently coined term... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Tips & Tricks

Friendly Fire: Fathers and Sons Find Kinship and Opportunity in Paintball

Old, green woodshop goggles stuck to Todd Sloan’s face as he ran across a paintball field in the California heat. In 1983, he... Read More

Topics: Success Stories

How to Build Trust and Rapport with Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jun 6, 2017
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Antione Harvis of Dad’s League, a fatherhood program in Opelika, Alabama. Dad’s... Read More

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

FRPN Free Webinar > Achieving High Response Rates and Dealing with Missing Data in Fatherhood Evaluations

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Jun 5, 2017
NFI President Christopher A. Brown sits on the Fatherhood Research & Practice Network (FRPN) advisory committee. FRPN has... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

Measuring the Results of Your Fatherhood Program

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Jun 2, 2017
Planning how you will evaluate your fatherhood program is arguably just as important as all of the other steps we've discussed... Read More

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

The Quest for Fatherhood Program Funding

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   May 25, 2017
If you read my last blog in this series, you have some great ideas for creating a logic model or a father engagement plan for... Read More

Topics: Fundraising, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

200+ Ideas for Recruiting Dads into Fatherhood Programs

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   May 23, 2017
Crescent City WIC Services in Gretna, LA provides the USDA-funded Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants,... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Tips & Tricks

Creating a Sustainable Fatherhood Program

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   May 18, 2017
Do you think of the word "sustainable" when you think "fatherhood program"? If not, please do. One of the most common things... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Tips & Tricks

We Can Help You Solve the Mystery of Marketing Your Fatherhood Program

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   May 17, 2017
Marketing. Maybe you love it, maybe you hate it. Maybe you just don't know how to do it. When it comes to promoting your... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

Eva Grace and the Most Gut-Wrenching Fatherhood Story Ever

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   May 16, 2017
(Mitzi Aylor/Aylor Photography) Stories. When you work with dads in fatherhood programs, you try to imbue them with the... Read More

Topics: Success Stories

How to Choose the Best Tools for Your Fatherhood Program

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   May 11, 2017
People sometimes ask how NFI came to be the nations's leading provider of programs and resources for dads. Well, it all stems... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Tips & Tricks

4 Recommendations for Working with Ex-Prisoners

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   May 9, 2017
Working with dads reentering society from prison is one of the great challenges in serving dads.  That's why a recent brief... Read More

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

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