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FRPN Free Webinar > Two Generation Strategies to Engage and Serve Low-Income Fathers

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Sep 18, 2017
NFI President Christopher A. Brown sits on the Fatherhood Research & Practice Network (FRPN) advisory committee. FRPN has... Read More

Topics: General Fatherhood Research & Studies

Can a Woman Facilitate a Fatherhood Program as Effectively as a Man?

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Sep 14, 2017
I get asked this question often during my trainings. My answer is always an emphatic, “Yes!” I see many examples of successful... Read More

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

A New Way to Engage Dads Using Online Learning

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Sep 12, 2017
Maybe online learning isn't something familiar to you, or maybe you're unsure how it could fit into your organization's... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, NFI News & Updates

Request for Applications > Start or Expand ​Your 24/7 Dad® Program

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Sep 11, 2017
National Fatherhood Initiative® (NFI) seeks applications from organizations that want to partner with NFI to expand the... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, NFI News & Updates

The Future of Father Engagement is Here > Fathering in 15™

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Sep 7, 2017
Likely, you’ve heard about our newest online resource for dads, Fathering in 15™. We’ve already had a number of organizations... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

When You Don't Have Staff to Run a Fatherhood Program

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Sep 5, 2017
You've got dads to serve, but no budget to hire staff to run a fatherhood program? Do not fear, the future of father... Read More

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

Fantastic Data Sources on Child Well-Being

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Aug 31, 2017
When I say “kids count,” what pops into your head? Write it down before you continue to read this post. If you wrote something... Read More

Topics: General Fatherhood Research & Studies

[Free Resources] The Role of Mentoring in Reentry

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Aug 29, 2017
A fatherhood program should never stand alone. Think about that statement for a moment. What does it mean? It means you should... Read More

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

Using Facebook Ads to Recruit Dads > The 7th Step

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Aug 24, 2017
On Tuesday, I blogged about 7 Steps to Using Social Media to Enhance Program Delivery. If you missed that post, I highly... Read More

Topics: Tips & Tricks

7 Steps to Using Social Media to Enhance Program Delivery

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Aug 22, 2017
An important (if not the most important) aspect of running a successful fatherhood program is engaging participants. Whether... Read More

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

The Hidden Expense of Fatherless Families

Posted by Roland Warren   |   Aug 17, 2017
Article originally posted by The Washington Times here. Re-posted with permission from Roland Warren. Several years ago, my... Read More

Topics: General Fatherhood Research & Studies

The Two Factors that Affect How Much Dads Invest in Their Children

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Aug 15, 2017
Dads “invest” in their children. An interesting choice of words, don’t you think? Actually, it’s not that interesting. The... Read More

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

How Family Practitioners Can Help Dads with Child Support Issues

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Aug 10, 2017
If you have fathers in your program who have a legal obligation to make child support payments, you are not alone. In fact,... Read More

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

Improved Resource on Implementing Evidence-Based Programs

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Aug 8, 2017
The National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) recently updated their Learning Center on implementing... Read More

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

Camp Grace Reunites Incarcerated Fathers with Their Children

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Aug 7, 2017
We're all about connecting fathers with their children, heart to heart—and we know that it's doubly important for fathers who... Read More

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

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