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September 22, 2014

Ed. Note: This highlight is a repost from a series entitled Highlights from the Field: Office of Family Assistance Programs at Work for American Families from the Office of Family Assistance Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Technical Assistance Project. Read the original posting here.

This Highlight from the Field features Anthony, a participant of the New Mexico State University (NMSU) programming, a Responsible Fatherhood...

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September 16, 2014

Domestic violence is a serious challenge affecting families and communities. One in five women, and a growing number of men, experience domestic violence sometime in their lives [1], and an estimated 3.3 to 10 million children suffer the trauma of witnessing domestic violence each year [2]. The April 2014 NRFC webinar (Addressing Domestic Violence: The Role of Fatherhood Programs, April 16, 2014) looked at strategies that fatherhood programs...

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September 08, 2014

On July 28, 2014, the Office of Family Assistance and the Healthy Marriage & Responsible Fatherhood Technical Assistance team unveiled their Tips for Fatherhood Group Facilitators: A Video Resource Guide. The guide is available for free online.

This video resource guide for fatherhood practitioners presents some general tips for group facilitators and includes a number of short video clips to illustrate some of the key points....

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September 02, 2014

Why? Because laughs are powerful. They are not only great for your bond with your children, laughing can help you live longer, according to a recent Mayo clinic article. Laughing together and playing together often go hand in hand.  Check out this reminder that having kids means you get to enjoy being a “kid again,” along with this short list of reasons to laugh from the Mayo Clinic:

 

[Editor’s Note: This post originally...

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August 25, 2014

"This day is a gift," said Errol Greene, father of two. He, and 400 other guests, came to Gracie Mansion to celebrate the 4th Annual NYC DADS Matter Awards, which honors 10 men who have overcome obstacles and become outstanding fathers. Greene was an honoree in 2011, the first year of the award. Launched in 2010, The Mayor's Fatherhood Initiative has four goals: to remove barriers that fathers may face in interacting with City agencies; to...

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August 18, 2014

Do you need publicity or foot traffic for your fatherhood program, barbershop, or other community organization that serves families and dads? There’s a great opportunity coming up for you.

All year long, community organizations, program providers, and local businesses have been benefiting from supporting the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse’s Fatherhood Buzz outreach program. Here are a few major ways programs and local...

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August 11, 2014

The first thing, and arguably the best, any dad can give is their time. Whether it’s spent doing homework, tackling chores, or just talking about the day—the smallest moments can have the biggest impact on a child’s life. If you’re feeling like what you give might be going unnoticed, here’s a reminder about what a present your presence is for your family!

[Editor’s Note: This post originally contained a link to a video that is no...

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August 04, 2014

Ed. Note: This highlight is part of a series entitled Highlights from the Field: Office of Family Assistance Programs at Work for American Families. Read the original posting here.

The Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Technical Assistance Team, in coordination with OFA, produced a series of videos containing participant interviews and scenes from facilitator-led sessions chronicling the positive changes associated with...

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July 28, 2014

Parenting is filled with challenges. When parents live apart, these challenges can seem to grow, but the NRFC Hotline offers a resource and potential solution to parents when challenges arise. When they work together they can improve their situation and build healthy, happy homes for their children.

Below is a story about “Roberto” and “Roslyn” – two parents who were able to improve their situation with the help of the NRFC Hotline...

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July 21, 2014

Ed. Note: This post originally appeared on the Department of Labor (Work in Progress) Blog on July 15, 2014. Read the original post here.

Photo: Top: Daniel Murphy speaks at a White House event on working fathers. Bottom: Murphy at work. (Photo Credit: New York Daily News)

Tonight, New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy will participate in Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game – proof positive that you can perform peerlessly...

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