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Neil Tift

Native American Fatherhood & Family Association (NAFFA)
Training Coordinator
Mesa, AZ
Neil is the Training Coordinator for the Native American Fatherhood and Families Association (NAFFA) in Mesa. From 2010 to 2016, he was the Father Involvement Program Director for the Child Crisis Arizona in Mesa . He is also founder of Paternal Instincts that provides staff training, technical assistance and consultation to government agencies and community organizations to support the development and expansion of resources for low-income fathers and their families. He served as Director of Professional Advancement at the National Practitioners Network for Fathers & Families (NPNFF) in Washington, D.C. Prior to his work at NPNFF, Neil was the Director of the Resource Center at the National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI) in Gaithersburg, Maryland. From 1990 to 1998 he was the founding Director of the first Fathers’ Resource Center in the US, which he opened in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Neil served on national board of directors of Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies, on the board of Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Health’s Sexual Violence Prevention Task Force. For over 30 years, Neil was adjunct instructor at seven universities in Minnesota and Arizona teaching ethics, child psychology, gender studies and human service administration. Neil is a family mediator, parent educator, game developer, men’s therapist, author, dadvocate and overweight jogger. Neil earned an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Saint Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. Neil is the father of three, grandfather of twelve and foster father of many