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Check Out This Awesome, Simple Facilitation Tool

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Dec 19, 2017
Are you the kind of facilitator who likes to experiment with new facilitation tools? Read More

Topics: Tips & Tricks

What Dads Need to Know to Reenter their Children's Lives

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Nov 16, 2017
  We’re all working toward more involved, engaged fathers for every child. And hopefully, there are more and more dads in... Read More

Topics: Tips & Tricks

[Video] How to Tell Whether Staff Know Your Organization’s Purpose in Serving Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Nov 14, 2017
Do you know your organization’s purpose in serving dads? Before you read any further, take a moment to write your answer to... Read More

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7 Things You Can Suggest to Dads to Connect with Their Kids

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Nov 2, 2017
It's likely that the dads you serve have many issues to address in their lives to become more stable, productive, and... Read More

Topics: Tips & Tricks

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

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

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

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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

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

Do These 2 Things to Help a Dad Succeed

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jul 11, 2017
Before you read any further, take a minute to write down up to five things a dad needs to succeed in fatherhood. Then read the... Read More

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

Preparation Key to Success for Fatherhood Programs

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jul 4, 2017
As we celebrate our nation’s birthday this week, it pays to reflect on the practices that helped some of our nation’s greatest... Read More

Topics: Tips & Tricks

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

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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

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

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

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