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How Training on NFI Programs Helps Organizations be Creative and Effective

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Sep 24, 2015
I’m constantly amazed at how much our training can help organizations implement our programs in creative, effective ways. Here... Read More

Topics: Success Stories, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

Spotlight > Fighting for Fathers in Mobile, Alabama (Video)

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Sep 16, 2015
Fighting crime and the high incarceration rates takes leaders who are willing to fight for fathers. In Mobile, Alabama, they... Read More

Topics: Success Stories, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

Faith-Based Fatherhood Spotlight > Pastor and His Dad Serve Fathers in Kentucky Jail

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Sep 2, 2015
David Kibler is senior pastor at Catalyst Christian Church. He has found a way to combine two of his passions—parenting and... Read More

Topics: Success Stories, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

Spotlight > Washington State Dept of Corrections Teaches Fathers from Prison [Video]

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Aug 27, 2015
I often complain about all that's broken with America's "corrections" system. But, after seeing this video, I know one... Read More

Topics: Success Stories, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

Spotlight > TOPS DAD Program in Arizona [Video]

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Jul 29, 2015
"Any man can be a father, it takes someone special to be a dad." These words have been said for years. But a program in... Read More

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

Spotlight > The Ohio Commission on Fatherhood [Video]

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Jul 7, 2015
Several groups in Ohio are doing amazing work to connect fathers and families, and we think you should know about them. The... Read More

Topics: Success Stories, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

Dads Graduate Fatherhood Pilot Program in McNairy Co Jail, Selmer, Tenn [Video]

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Jun 3, 2015
It's that time of year, the time for graduation speeches and shaking hands for a job well done. As students across the nation... Read More

Topics: Success Stories, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

How the YMCA of Greater Des Moines, Iowa is Helping Fathers & Families (Video)

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Apr 29, 2015
We talk about how "Over 24 millions kids in the United States live without their fathers" often. But at NFI, we don't glaze... Read More

Topics: Success Stories, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

Two Stories that Will Warm Your Heart

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Apr 6, 2015
We receive a lot of phone calls and emails from dads and moms who seek guidance on father involvement and related issues. The... Read More

Topics: Success Stories

For Fathers in Prison > Fatherhood Training Impacts Recidivism and Behavior [KY DoC]

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Mar 5, 2015
When dad’s in prison, his child is more likely to go to prison. Eighty-nine percent—that’s almost 9 out of 10 of Kentucky’s... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Research on NFI Programs & Resources, Tips & Tricks, Success Stories

How a Man Named Emil is Helping Fathers in Torrington, Connecticut

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Feb 28, 2015
It's been over a year, but I can still sense the silent, awkward pause on the other end of the phone. When I talked with Emil,... Read More

Topics: Success Stories, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

Richmond County Fatherhood Initiative is Reaching Fathers & Families (Video)

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Feb 19, 2015
Poverty. Behavioral issues. Drug abuse. Becoming pregnant as a teen. Prison. Local leaders have come together to form the... Read More

Topics: Success Stories, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

Fresno Dads Are Getting Help Thanks to 'POPS'

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Jan 28, 2015
Research tells us kids raised in fatherless homes are four times more likely to grow up in poverty. The group called "POPS" is... Read More

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

Locked Up in Jacksonville Florida: How One Corrections Dept is Correcting Fatherhood

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Jan 22, 2015
The average cost to incarcerate a person for one year is $29,000. I hate this expense so much. Hear me out, I'm all for... Read More

Topics: Success Stories, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

Finding Your Place in Fatherhood

Posted by Nathan Worster   |   Dec 16, 2014
My oldest daughter, Audrey, is turning four this month. I look back on the last four years and I am amazed at how much my life... Read More

Topics: Tips & Tricks, Success Stories

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