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  • Evaluation of Tampa-Based REACHUP’s 24/7 Dad® Program Supports Its Effectiveness Especially with Young Dads

    Evaluation of Tampa-Based REACHUP’s 24/7 Dad® Program Supports Its Effectiveness Especially with Young Dads

    A recently-published evaluation of REACHUP’s use of the 24/7 Dad® program of National Fatherhood Initiative® lends additional evidence of the program’s effectiveness. Researchers at...

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  • The Courage to Continue

    The Courage to Continue

    Success is not final,failure is not fatal,it is the courage to continuethat counts. Winston Churchill  Failure is not fatal. These words by Mr. Churchill absolutely still ring true...

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  • A Very Special Father’s Day Celebration > InsideOut Dad® Graduation

    A Very Special Father’s Day Celebration > InsideOut Dad® Graduation

    This article was originally published by Operation New Hope and is reposted here with permission from the author. Just in time for Father’s Day, Operation New Hope’s Case Manager...

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  • Community Mobilization Approach to Increase Father Involvement

    Community Mobilization Approach to Increase Father Involvement

    This article is written by Wykinia Culbreth, Georgia Department of Public Health and Tiara Giddings, Morehouse School of Medicine and originally appeared in Pulse (a bi-weekly...

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  • [Press Release] Fewer U.S. Children Living without a Father in the Home while Father-Child Relationships Improve during the COVID-19 Pandemi

    [Press Release] Fewer U.S. Children Living without a Father in the Home while Father-Child Relationships Improve during the COVID-19 Pandemi

    GERMANTOWN, Md. – June 2021 – As the nation celebrates Father’s Day, data released in the U.S. Census Bureau’s annual Current Population Survey (CPS) show that the number of children...

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  • My Brother’s Keeper is a “Keeper”: Learn from this 24:7 Dad® Partner’s Path to Success

    My Brother’s Keeper is a “Keeper”: Learn from this 24:7 Dad® Partner’s Path to Success

    I received an email from Stephan Hicks with My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) in Richmond City, VA asking for help with the pre- and post-assessment tool for our 24:7 Dad® program. NFI always...

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  • How Great Dads SERVE

    How Great Dads SERVE

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  • Parenting In Focus: Your importance as a teacher

    Parenting In Focus: Your importance as a teacher

    This article is written by Cynthia Martin and originally appeared in the Sequim Gazette. The article is republished here with permission from the author. As a parent or grandparent or...

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  • Try This Creative Solution for Work with Incarcerated Dads

    Try This Creative Solution for Work with Incarcerated Dads

    I never cease to be amazed at the creative solutions developed by partners of National Fatherhood Initiative®(NFI). One such solution is that of Corey Pack who works with incarcerated...

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  • The 7 Things to Teach Dads about Civility

    The 7 Things to Teach Dads about Civility

    If you’re as tired as I am about the lack of civility in public discourse, then I highly recommend that you read Love Your Enemies by Arthur C. Brooks. He’s a contributing opinion...

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  • We are leaving fathers out of this important discussion

    We are leaving fathers out of this important discussion

    This article is written by Jessica Seinfeld and originally appeared at CNN.com. The article is republished here with permission from the author. The recently-expanded child tax credit...

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  • A Must-Read Book on Fatherhood Programming

    A Must-Read Book on Fatherhood Programming

    If you’ve subscribed to this blog for a while, you know that I’ve blogged often about the fantastic research sponsored by the Fatherhood Research and Practice Network (FRPN)—research...

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  • Paving the Way for a Powerful Fatherhood Pledge

    Paving the Way for a Powerful Fatherhood Pledge

    I think at one time or another, every one of us has made a pledge of some kind. For people of my generation, we said the pledge of Allegiance to the Flag every morning at the start of...

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  • How to Facilitate a Fatherhood Program in a Virtual World: Part 2

    How to Facilitate a Fatherhood Program in a Virtual World: Part 2

    In last week’s post, I focused on what some of our partners have done to more effectively recruit and retain dads into virtual programs. Today, I’ll focus on virtual facilitation...

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  • How to Facilitate a Fatherhood Program in a Virtual World: Part 1

    How to Facilitate a Fatherhood Program in a Virtual World: Part 1

    Who would’ve thought a pandemic would hit – so widespread – that it would change the delivery of so many fatherhood programs and services? Could we have imagined a time when delivering...

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  • How to Help Dads with Depression

    How to Help Dads with Depression

    Do you work with dads who have experienced depression? If so, some exciting research has emerged on how the development of self-efficacy around being a good father can mitigate the...

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  • Have Dads Stepped Up During the Pandemic?

    Have Dads Stepped Up During the Pandemic?

      The pandemic has brought numerous challenges to parents from keeping their families safe from the virus to adjusting to work from home to helping their children with virtual...

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  • Paving the Way for Fathers to Understand Their Prerogative

    Paving the Way for Fathers to Understand Their Prerogative

    Last month I wrote a post called “Paving the Way for Fathers to Find Their Purpose”  where I shared how fathers and mothers often view their roles or purpose so differently. Mom sees...

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  • [Free Webinar] Poverty Interrupted: Behavioral Science Principles for Practitioners

    [Free Webinar] Poverty Interrupted: Behavioral Science Principles for Practitioners

    Wednesday, March 24, 20211:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. EDT, via video conference Title: "Poverty Interrupted: Behavioral Science Principles for Practitioners"This workshop will introduce...

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  • Inmates learning to be better dads, find a reason to stay out of jail

    Inmates learning to be better dads, find a reason to stay out of jail

    This article is written by Erik Von Ancken and originally appeared at CLICK ORLANDO. The article is republished here with permission from the author. This post is a followup to two...

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