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Christopher A. Brown

Christopher A. Brown

Chris is President of National Fatherhood Initiative. He is married to Kayla, has two adult daughters, and lives in Texas.

Recent Posts

The Value in Customizing a Fatherhood Program

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jan 31, 2023
There’s a lot of emphasis these days on implementing fatherhood programs with fidelity. Indeed, many funders of fatherhood... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

How Father Involvement and Bi-Strategic Parenting Positively Affect Children’s Brain Development

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jan 17, 2023
We talk a lot at National Fatherhood Initiative® (NFI) about how father involvement positively affects children’s emotional and... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

Five Insights for Engaging Dads Effectively Through Digital Channels

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jan 3, 2023
If you’re like a lot of professionals serving dads, you’ve probably dabbled in or fully embraced the delivery of programs and... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

How to Advance Equity for Fathers in Human Services

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Nov 29, 2022
If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know that there’s a lack of equity in human services. Our nation’s human service... Read More

Topics: involved father, free resources, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, father inclusive

[FREE RESOURCE] Looking for Fun Activities for Dads and Their Children?

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Nov 1, 2022
When fathers are involved in their children’s lives, it helps their children’s healthy development. While I’m sure that’s not... Read More

Topics: child well-being, child development, involved father, free resources, fathering skills, Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, general fatherhood resources

Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement Issues Memo to Guide State Child Support Policy

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Oct 4, 2022
If you’re interested in how your state can relieve the burden of child support debt on the noncustodial dads you serve—and help... Read More

Topics: child support, unpaid child support, helping dads with child support, Featured, general fatherhood resources

How You Can Help Dads Address the Maternal Mortality Crisis

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Sep 6, 2022
Do you know about America’s maternal mortality crisis? If you’re like me, you might be aware of it but perhaps not as informed as... Read More

Topics: child well-being, maternal-child health, Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, maternal mortality

Use the Power of These Free Shareable Images to Promote Responsible Fatherhood

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Aug 23, 2022
Recently I ran across an article about a moving photo book from photographer Phillip Toledano called The Reluctant Father. It... Read More

Topics: responsible fatherhood, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

Have Americans’ Attitudes About Stay-at-Home Dads Truly Changed?

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Aug 9, 2022
What’s your attitude toward stay-at-home dads? Do you view them positively or negatively? No matter your attitude, you’re... Read More

Topics: responsible fatherhood, stay-at-home dad, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

Use These Studies to Inform Your Work with Incarcerated Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jul 12, 2022
Do you work or want to work with incarcerated dads?If so, two recently-released studies can inform that work. Combined these... Read More

Topics: incarcerated fathers, child well-being, children of incarcerated fathers, evidence-based InsideOut Dad, Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, NFI News & Updates, InsideOut Dad®

Teach Dads These 3 Qualities of Successful Fathering

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jun 28, 2022
“Habits may be the smallest units of transformation, but they’re also the most fundamental. They are the first concentric... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, 24/7 Dad, InsideOut Dad®, 24/7 Dad Key Behaviors Workshop

These Fathers are Unseen and Unsupported

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jun 9, 2022
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock recently, you’re aware of the sea change between men and women entering and graduating... Read More

Topics: father involvement in education, research, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, dads in college, dads in trade school

How to Avoid Burnout in Your Work With Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   May 31, 2022
I have two related questions for you about your work with dads? Have you experienced burnout? Are you process-oriented or... Read More

Topics: fatherhood facilitators, facilitators, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Tips & Tricks, Tips for Success

Here’s What We Know About the Work of Federal Fatherhood Grantees

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   May 17, 2022
Have you ever wondered what the organizations that received federal funding to implement responsible fatherhood (RF) programs did... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

The Secret Sauce of Successful Fatherhood Groups

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   May 3, 2022
If someone asked you what’s the “secret sauce” of fatherhood groups, what would you tell them? Before you continue to read this... Read More

Topics: fatherhood programs, fatherhood program planning, facilitators, Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Program Recruitment & Retention, Recruit & Retain Dads

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