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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

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

New Evaluation of 24/7 Dad® Shows It Improves Parental Self-Efficacy and That Dosage Matters

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Apr 29, 2022
A new, independent, third-party evaluation of the evidence-based 24/7 Dad® program of National Fatherhood Initiative®(NFI) shows... Read More

Topics: non-custodial fathers, child well-being, single parenting, single dads, evidence-based 24/7 Dad, Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, Research on NFI Programs & Resources, NFI News & Updates, 24/7 Dad, child best interests

What’s Your State’s Grade on Child Support and Shared Parenting?

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Apr 5, 2022
Before you read the rest of this post, indulge me by rating your knowledge on a scale of 1-5 (1 = no knowledge and 5 = complete... Read More

Topics: healthy relationships, child support, child well-being, co-parenting, child welfare, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, child best interests

This is What Children Need Most to Thrive

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Mar 22, 2022
A new report continues to show the importance of family structure and stability to child well-being and what investments policy... Read More

Topics: benefits of good marriage, healthy relationships, child welfare, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, child best interests

[New Analysis] Five Decades of Research Shows Why Dad’s Involvement is Vital During the Prenatal Period

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Mar 8, 2022
A new analysis by a team at the University of Southern California of more than 50 years of research shows why dads’ involvement... Read More

Topics: child welfare, dads and prenatal, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, child best interests

How Fatherhood Programs Integrate Education on Coparenting and Healthy Relationships

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Feb 22, 2022
A new study sheds light on fatherhood programs’ integration of education on coparenting and healthy relationships. The findings... Read More

Topics: non-custodial fathers, co-parenting, co-parenting training, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, child best interests

How to Help Dads to Help Their Kids Avoid ACEs

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jan 25, 2022
Have you heard the term “adverse childhood experience?”An adverse childhood experience (ACE) is an experience in childhood that ... Read More

Topics: Child Protection, child welfare, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, child best interests

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