During The Thankful Campaign
this month, NFI is encouraging you to Show Your Thanks, and we're saying thanks too! Each week in the Dad Email
, we'll tell you about something we're thankful for this year.
Last week, we said "thanks" for Changed Lives - specifically for children whose lives were changed because their dads participated in one of our programs and gained the knowledge and skills to be involved, responsible, and committed fathers.
Earlier this year, we were excited to learn that a longitudinal study by Rutgers found that our InsideOut Dad
program for incarcerated fathers is effective in improving dads' confidence, knowledge, behavior, and attitudes around fathering. This study qualifies InsideOut Dad as the first evidence-based program designed specifically for inmate fathers. (Learn more about the Rutgers study here
Troy is one of the dads who graduated from an InsideOut Dad program, and his story
is proof that lives are being changed through NFI's work. Actually, maybe we should say that it's Xavier's story instead. Xavier is Troy's son, and the change in Troy is most evident in the happiness of his son, who now has what his father never had... a good dad. Watch Troy and Xavier's story here
- and grab the tissues before you do, because this short video will pull at your heartstrings.
So today, NFI says thanks for Changed Lives like Troy and Xavier. It's all possible because people like you support
our work and enable us to impact dads, kids, and families!
Even though most folks we tell about our work agree that it is important, they sometimes have their doubts about whether or not it is possible to actually prevent father absence. Can you really change people's choices around such a personal issue?
For all of those who have asked that question, or have thought of asking it, watch this video:
Learn more at www.fatherhood.org/connectionsproject/