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Pivoting During the Pandemic – The Fatherhood EFFECT Program

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Apr 15, 2020
We live in a new normal. COVID-19 has impacted us in every way – from where we go and who we see, to what we eat and what we... Read More

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

How to Facilitate “Aha!” Moments with Dads

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Mar 10, 2020
The word facilitate means  "to make easy or render less difficult." One way to make fathering easier for dads is to help them... Read More

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

Is Your Parenting Program Enough to Engage Dads?

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Feb 4, 2020
You can “reswizzle” your parenting program’s marketing to include more images of dads. You can bring in men to help... Read More

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

A Free Gift Dads Can Give their Kids this Season...and Beyond

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Dec 31, 2019
Sometimes the best gifts don't cost anything. In fact, some of the best gifts we can give are words of encouragement.... Read More

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

Three Ways to Harness the Power of Print Resources

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Nov 26, 2019
“What fatherhood curriculum should I use?” While this is a great question to ask, it shouldn’t be the only one you ask when it... Read More

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

A Personal Philosophy Can Help Dads Focus on What Matters Most

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Nov 19, 2019
Do you ever struggle to focus on what matters most? I certainly do. I sometimes struggle with what matters most as a husband... Read More

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

The One Reason, for Now, to Use Texting in a Fatherhood Program

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Nov 5, 2019
Customer service. As the use of mobile phones has spread throughout societies all over the world, interventions that seek to... Read More

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

Where Are All Your Male Social Workers?

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Oct 15, 2019
So, you’ve been working hard at your organization to engage dads. You might’ve even added father-specific programs and... Read More

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

Awesome Guide on Model Practices for Dads in Prisons and Jails

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Sep 3, 2019
When you have the nation’s leading evidence-based parenting program for incarcerated dads, you get excited when you find a... Read More

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

A Simple, Potent Combo for Providing Feedback to Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Aug 21, 2019
  When was the last time someone gave you feedback, on anything? How did you react? Were you open to it? Did you react... Read More

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

3 Steps to Help Dads Deal with “Dad-Shaming”

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Aug 7, 2019
Dad-shaming? Yeah, it’s a thing. As dads have assumed a greater role in the parenting of their children, they have assumed a... Read More

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

6 Steps to a Successful Fatherhood Event

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   May 15, 2019
  Fatherhood events are a great way to celebrate dads and broadcast the message that dads matter to your community. They can... Read More

Topics: Featured, Program Recruitment & Retention, Tips & Tricks

Family Voices: A Father’s Perspective in Family Engagement

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Apr 30, 2019
  As a single father and kinship care provider, I often encountered a lack of father engagement during my search for quality... Read More

Topics: Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Tips & Tricks, general fatherhood resources

How NFI Uses Big Data to Help Dads and the Organizations that Serve Them

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Apr 9, 2019
  Big data. It’s all the rage these days. And not just for tech behemoths like Google, Microsoft, and Amazon. It’s also being... Read More

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

10 Tips for New Facilitators of NFI Programs

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Apr 4, 2019
Everybody's new at something, sometime. But isn't it great when you're new at something and you have a few tips and hints for... Read More

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

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