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Pregnancy Center Builds Stronger Fathers in Just 15 Minutes with New Initiative

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Nov 8, 2018
  Seventeen-year-old “Eric” was still in high school when he and his girlfriend stepped through the doors of True Care Women’s... Read More

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

Three Free Resources to Help you Work with Fathers

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Nov 6, 2018
  At NFI, we talk a lot about the programs and resources we have for purchase. But did you know that we actually have MORE... Read More

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

How to Elevate Your Fatherhood Program to The Next Level

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Nov 1, 2018
  I recently had the pleasure of conducting a training institute on the evidence-based InsideOut Dad® program for 30 staff of... Read More

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

[Free Marketing Materials] The Road ‘You Medical’ Traveled to a Successful 24/7 Dad® Program

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Oct 30, 2018
  Talk about turning nothing into something. When Brandon Gregory joined You Medical 2 years ago, they didn’t have much of a... Read More

Topics: Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Program Recruitment & Retention, Success Stories, Tips & Tricks

11 Tips (and a Bevy of Resources) for Work with Co-Parenting Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Oct 23, 2018
  Whenever I’m asked to list the most important topics in work with dads, I always include “co-parenting.” Many dads struggle... Read More

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

Two New Fatherhood Resource Bundles Join Our Popular Bundle Line-Up

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Oct 18, 2018
At National Fatherhood Initiative® (NFI), we try our best to make things easy for those who want to better engage dads. One of... Read More

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

Partner Spotlight > This School District Uses More Than Donuts to Engage Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Oct 16, 2018
  Donuts for Dads. Whenever I talk with someone in a school about how they engage dads—and they actually seek to engage dads—I... Read More

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

InsideOut Dad program graduates largest class to date

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Oct 11, 2018
Photo: Jarnakin Brown receives his diploma from Tim Carothers during a graduation ceremony for the InsideOut Dad program at... Read More

Topics: Featured, Success Stories

Weird Science: Teach Dads “Self-Talk” to Become Better Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Oct 9, 2018
  During your childhood, did anyone tell you that talking to yourself out loud was weird and might be a sign of mental... Read More

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

Partner Spotlight > Inspired Use of Spanish-Language Print Materials Creates a Father-Friendly Environment

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Oct 4, 2018
  The foundation of any effective effort to serve dads is a father-friendly organization. To lay the rebar for that... Read More

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

Child Abuse and Neglect and What You Can Do to Reduce It

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Sep 27, 2018
  The latest national data are out on child abuse and neglect. Compiled by the Children’s Bureau at the U.S. Department of... Read More

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

Trouble Recruiting Dads? Create A Referral Plan

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Sep 20, 2018
  The top challenge organizations face is recruiting dads into their community-based fatherhood programs. As I recently helped... Read More

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

How to Help Dads Tear Down the Screen-Time Wall

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Sep 18, 2018
Screens here. Screens there. Screens everywhere! No matter where I am in public these days, I see children interact more with... Read More

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

Partner Spotlight > Operation New Hope Continues Years of Great Work with InsideOut Dad®

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Sep 13, 2018
  “When I first started the [InsideOut Dad®] program, I figured I was too old to get anything from it because both of my... Read More

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

Want Good Times In This Nation Again? Choose Fatherhood.

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Sep 11, 2018
Several years ago, when I was president of  National Fatherhood Initiative, I had the pleasure of working on a fantastic... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

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