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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, Success Stories, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

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

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, Success Stories, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

[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, Success Stories, Program Recruitment & Retention, Tips & Tricks

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, Success Stories, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

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

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, Success Stories, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

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

[Partner Spotlight] Christian Heritage Sheds Light on Successful Work in Corrections & Reentry

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Aug 30, 2018
  Several years ago, in a site visit to a Milwaukee Jail, I sat in on a fathers’ group and heard a father complain fervently... Read More

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

Exchange Club’s Remarkable Success with Dads in Home Visits

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Aug 28, 2018
  One of the most difficult programs to recruit dads into is a home visiting program. In some cases, the reason dads don’t... Read More

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

A Nebraska prison held a father-daughter dance, and it was beautiful

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Apr 26, 2018
  This article was reposted with permission from Brad Brown, CEO of Christian Heritage. Incarcerated dads and their little... Read More

Topics: Featured, InsideOut Dad, Success Stories

Why Fathering in 15™ is a Hit for a Diversity of Organizations [Part 2]

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Apr 12, 2018
Following on my post from Tuesday, I recently completed a round of interviews with 14 organizations that have subscribed to... Read More

Topics: Featured, Success Stories, Fathering in 15

Why Fathering in 15™ is a Hit for a Diversity of Organizations [Part 1]

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Apr 10, 2018
A diverse group of organizations have found Fathering in 15™ to be a hit for their organization and the dads they serve. It... Read More

Topics: Featured, Success Stories, Fathering in 15

15 Awesome Tips to Help Incarcerated Dads Plan for Child Visits

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Apr 4, 2018
One of the primary ways to reduce the likelihood of an incarcerated dad returning to prison is to help him connect with his... Read More

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

Fathers Struggling to Connect with Their Kids? Have Them do This to Fix Things.

Posted by Roland Warren   |   Mar 29, 2018
Recently, I started facilitating a men’s class for a group of fathers in a homeless shelter’s residential treatment program. I... Read More

Topics: Featured, Success Stories, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

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