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The Ultimate Guide to Connecting with Your Child - eBook  

Designed for the dad of a school-aged child or teen to help connect on a deeper level using questions and conversation starters.

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Growing Up: Child Development Tool

This free interactive tool helps you learn what to expect in your child's growth and development, from birth to 18+ years. You can also take notes and save for your next visit to the pediatrician!

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Double Duty
Dad™ Guide

As an involved father, you know how to be a great role model. Our Double Duty Dad™ Guide will help you become a mentor to a child in need or to another dad in need of help on his fathering journey.


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Finding Your Way: 
Guides for Fathers in Child Protection Cases

These guides help dads involved in child welfare cases understand: rights and responsibilities, your role in and out of court, how to work with your lawyer, and more.

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Fatherhood Research

Data on the Consequences
of Father Absence and the Positive Impact of Father Involvement 

Download the latest social science evidence on the problems father absence causes for child well-being and the positive impact that father involvement has on children and society.  

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Pop’ Culture: A National Survey of Dads’ Attitudes
on Fathering

The survey reveals important, detailed information about today's fathers and their attitudes towards parenting, marriage, and relationships.

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Mama Says: A National Survey of Mother's Attitudes on Fathering

The first-ever national survey taking an in-depth look at how today’s mothers view fathers and fatherhood.

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The 100 Billion Dollar Man: The Annual Public Costs of Father Absence

The federal government spends $99.8 billion dollars every year on programs - such as child support enforcement and anti-poverty efforts - to support father-absent homes. Learn more in this important study.

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With This Ring: A National Survey on Marriage in America

This survey examining attitudes toward marriage, aspirations for marriage, and past experiences with marriage yielded intriguing findings about the state and future of this important institution.

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Resources for Organizations

Free Father
Friendly Checkup™

Determine just how father-friendly your organization is. From your staff attitudes and opinions, to organization look and feel, to intake forms, assess how father friendly you are so you can take steps in the right direction.  

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NFI Programming Copy Blocks for your Fatherhood Grant Proposals

Our programming copy blocks help you save time on writing  grant proposals or other documents requiring descriptions of our fatherhood skill-building programs and offerings.

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Fatherhood Program Alumni Guide

Learn how to develop an alumni program for fathers that have gone through your program, keeping them connected to a positive environment, being mentors, and encouraging fathers currently enrolled.

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White Paper: Mapping Father-Involvement Programs and Resources to the Protective Factors

Prevent child maltreatment by addressing the DHHS ACF protective factors using fatherhood skill-building resources to increase father involvement and reduce the inter-generational cycle of CAN.

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Inspiration to Implementation eBook (from NFI's National Responsible Fatherhood Capacity Building Project)

NFI's Technical Assistance increases organizations' capacity to serve fathers by 20% or more and helps organizations sustain these programs and services over the long term.

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Public Service Announcements (PSAs)

More Than Words Public Service Announcement (Radio)


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Featured Fatherhood Program and Resource Samples

Want a peek inside before you buy your fatherhood program and resources? Need to present your proposed fatherhood programming to your Board of Directors or Manager? Download samples of some of our most popular products.

The Father Facts 6 - Sample

Complete with the latest statistics on families and fatherhood, Father Facts™ 6 is the reference manual for those interested in promoting responsible fatherhood.

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24/7 Dad A.M. - Sample

24/7 Dad® is the most comprehensive fatherhood program available with tools, strategies, and exercies for fathers of all races, religions, cultures, and backgrounds.

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Understanding Dad:
An Awareness and Communication Program for Moms - Sample

This program helps mothers improve relationships with fathers for the benefit of their children; it focuses on communication and awareness to improve mother/father relationships.

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24/7 Dad Program-Related Resources

10 Steps to Getting Started with 24/7 Dad®

Thinking of starting a fatherhood program, but not sure where to begin? Use this guide to get started with 24/7 Dad®, NFI's core fatherhood program, learn how to begin, and be successful.

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Fathering Survey Tools

Fathering Survey
Scoring Instructions

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Fathering Survey
Scoring Worksheet 

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24/7 Dad® Press Release Template

Simply fill in your organization's information and submit to local press!

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24/7 Dad® Success Story: Dads Matter

Initiated in 2006 upon receipt of a federal grant which provides funding for parenting education, The Dads Matter Project serves men to help them become more involved in their children’s lives.

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InsideOut Dad® Program-Related Resources

How to Run InsideOut Dad® in Jails (or other short-term stay facilities)

Use this guide along with the InsideOut Dad® Complete Program Kit to learn how to run this evidence-based program, designed specifically for incarcerated fathers, in jails or short-term facilities.

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Xavier’s Story

A father gets a second chance: An inspiring story about a dad who attended InsideOut Dad® classes while in prison, and the life of is son Xavier, was changed forever.

Helpful Links for Organizations

Board Development

  • BoardSource - Dedicated to advancing the public good by building exceptional nonprofit boards and inspiring board service. BoardSource strives to support and promote excellence in board service, is the premier source of cutting-edge thinking and resources related to nonprofit boards, and engages and develops the next generation of board leaders.
  • Board Cafe - A free electronic newsletter for members of nonprofit boards of directors.

Evaluation Tools

  • Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) - A public policy, research and technical assistance organization. CSSP works with state and federal policymakers and with communities across the country. We rely on data, extensive community experience and focus on results to promote smart policies that improve the lives of children and their families and achieve equity for those too often left behind.
  • Gliffy - Provides online diagram software
  • Innovation Network - A nonprofit evaluation, research and consulting firm that shares planning and evaluation tools and know-how.  They provide consultation, training and online tools.
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) - A federal site offering research and evaluative resources around substance abuse.
  • Policy for - An online set of tools for focusing policy strategies on achieving measurable results for kids and families. This website provides research-based policy strategies shown to achieve the targeted results.

Finding Funding

  • - A federal site where you can search for grants currently being offered and access grant writing resources.
  • Office of Management & Budget (OMB) Circulars - Provide direction on federal budgeting and expensing for nonprofits, education institutions and state, local and Indian Tribe governments.
  • The Fatherhood, Marriage, and Families Innovation Fund - In 2005, Congress established a five-year, $150 million program of grants for Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood. 2010 is the last year of funding for these grants. With the current grants coming to an end, the Administration has proposed a more comprehensive Fatherhood, Marriage and Families Innovation Fund as a successor initiative.
  • Foundation Center - A subscription based website that offers research on foundations, including family foundations and other tools for grant seekers.
  • The Grant Center - Search for all types of grants.
  • The Grant Station - An online funding resource for organizations seeking grants throughout the world.  Providing access to a comprehensive online database of grant makers, as well as other valuable tools, GrantStation can help your organization make smarter, better-informed fundraising decisions.
  • The Grantsmanship Center - Offers a variety of trainings such as The Grantsmanship Training Program, Earned Income Strategies and Competing for Federal Grants.
  • Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training (GIFT) - Provides a range of training programs and webinars to help you raise money from your community.  Additionally, they offer articles and subscription based services to aid in your fundraising efforts.