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Inside, Outside, Round and Round: Sustaining Engagement in Responsible Fatherhood Programs

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Dec 7, 2021
This post originally appeared on the Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation (MDRC) website and is posted here under... Read More

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

How Your State Determines “What’s in the Best Interests of the Child”

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Dec 1, 2021
Do you know how the courts in your state determine what’s in the best interests of the child when making decisions about... Read More

Topics: non-custodial fathers, child welfare, Featured, child best interests, custody, court orders

The Gift of Connection

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Nov 23, 2021
Photo courtesy of Prison Fellowship. With the holidays coming at “warp speed,” the idea of family gatherings, gifts, shopping,... Read More

Topics: children of incarcerated fathers, programs for incarcerated dads, Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, InsideOut Dad, Father Absence Research

Part 2: A Family-Centered Model for Enhancing Maternal and Child Health Through Fatherhood Programming

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Nov 18, 2021
  This post is the second in a two-part series written by Barre Morris. For context, be sure to read Part 1: A Family-Centered... Read More

Topics: evidence-based programs, fatherhood research, Featured, general fatherhood resources

Part 1: A Family-Centered Model for Enhancing Maternal and Child Health Through Fatherhood Programming

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Nov 16, 2021
  This post is the first in a two-part series written by Barre Morris. As one of the largest not-for-profit health systems in... Read More

Topics: evidence-based programs, fatherhood research, Featured, general fatherhood resources

Don’t Leave Out This Key Ingredient for A Successful Group-Based Program

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Nov 10, 2021
If you run a group-based fatherhood program, you know the ingredients for success: great facilitators, an evidence-based... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, State & Local Agencies, Recruit & Retain Dads

Ending the youth screen addiction means a change in parenting. It begins by saying no.

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Oct 27, 2021
This post by NFI friend and author Jeff Nelligan is great for moms, dads, and anyone working with parents. If you're a family... Read More

Topics: child welfare, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, Any Dad/Community Based

Use this Exercise to Address Gendered Parenting

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Oct 19, 2021
In your work with parents, do you address the ways in which dads and moms interact with their sons and daughters differently? ... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, Tips & Tricks, Any Dad/Community Based

My Brother’s Keeper of Greater Richmond Provides School Backpacks on Behalf of Incarcerated Dads

Posted by National Fatherhood Initiative   |   Oct 12, 2021
This post is a recent press release from My Brother’s Keeper of Greater Richmond who runs NFI's InsideOut Dad® program in the... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, Success Stories

This One Tactic Could Boost Retention in Your Fatherhood Program

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Oct 5, 2021
What’s the best thing you can to do get dads to return consistently to fatherhood program sessions? New research suggests that... Read More

Topics: Featured, Program Recruitment & Retention, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, Any Dad/Community Based

How to Deliver a Fatherhood Program in a Housing Authority

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Sep 28, 2021
“About 6 years ago, some of our Housing Authority employees noticed that there were a lot of single moms at the properties we... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Success Stories, Understanding Dad, 24/7 Dad, Tips for Success, Any Dad/Community Based, Recruit & Retain Dads, Train & Facilitate

A New Sure-Fire Tool that Leads to Better Father Engagement

Posted by Erik Vecere   |   Sep 21, 2021
If you want a sure-fire way to create low and no-cost strategies to increase father involvement in your organization’s... Read More

Topics: Father Friendly Checkup, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, State & Local Agencies, Recruit & Retain Dads

[Free Webinar] Men’s Health and Fatherhood: What Do Dads Need to Know?

Posted by Melissa Steward   |   Sep 14, 2021
Men's health is a very important topic in NFI’s fatherhood programs 24/7 Dad® and InsideOut Dad®. There’s no doubt that... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

More Research Shows Dads Stepping Up During the Pandemic

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Sep 7, 2021
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues so too does research on its effects on parenting. A new working paper from researchers at... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, Any Dad/Community Based

Dads, Schools, Rules, and Tools

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Aug 31, 2021
Summer is coming to a close, autumn is looming, and I’ve seen many ads for back-to-school clothing, backpacks, stationary, and... Read More

Topics: Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Tips for Success, Father Absence Research, Any Dad/Community Based, Schools & Head/Healthy Start

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