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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 Much Do You Really Know About Domestic Violence?

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Feb 13, 2018
  Domestic violence is one of the tragic situations that you might have faced in service of families. But what, exactly,... Read More

Topics: General Fatherhood Research & Studies

10 Things Every Noncustodial Dad Needs to Know about Child Support

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Feb 6, 2018
  Is it “noncustodial” or “non-custodial?” When you refer to a parent without sole custody of their child, should you use a... Read More

Topics: General Fatherhood Research & Studies

7 Steps to Make Mom-Infant Programs More Dad Friendly

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jan 30, 2018
In my nearly two decades of work with National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI), I’ve seen growth in the number of organizations... Read More

Topics: General Fatherhood Research & Studies

Join the Growing Father Engagement Learning Community™

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jan 25, 2018
What comes to mind when you hear the word “community?" Merriam-Webster starts its definition with the phrase “a unified body... Read More

Topics: General Fatherhood Research & Studies

Be Concerned About Depression in Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jan 16, 2018
A friend of mine recently welcomed his second daughter into the world, 16 years after welcoming his first. She was born 8... Read More

Topics: General Fatherhood Research & Studies

Why You Should Let Dads Cheat to Become a Better Dad

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jan 11, 2018
Have you ever cheated when you tried to reach a personal goal, such as adopting a better diet, losing weight, or stopping... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

Check Out This Awesome, Simple Facilitation Tool

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Dec 19, 2017
Are you the kind of facilitator who likes to experiment with new facilitation tools? Read More

Topics: Tips & Tricks

How to Overcome 6 Challenges to Recruiting & Retaining Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Dec 12, 2017
Do you find it a challenge to recruit and retain dads in programs, services, and other efforts? If you do, you’re not alone. ... Read More

Topics: Program Recruitment & Retention

What Do 584 Dads Say About 24/7 Dad® Building the Characteristics of Great Dads?

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Dec 5, 2017
For the past two weeks in this blog, I’ve shared the results of a stunning evaluation conducted by the Child and Family... Read More

Topics: Research on NFI Programs & Resources

What Do 645 Dads Say About 24/7 Dad® Reducing Risk of Child Abuse and Neglect?

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Nov 28, 2017
Last week in this blog, I provided an overview of a stunning evaluation conducted by the Child and Family Research Partnership... Read More

Topics: Research on NFI Programs & Resources

Stunning Evaluation Shows Impact of 24/7 Dad® on Reducing Chance of Child Abuse and Neglect

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Nov 21, 2017
The Child and Family Research Partnership (CFRP) at the University of Texas at Austin just published a report on their... Read More

Topics: Research on NFI Programs & Resources

[Video] How to Tell Whether Staff Know Your Organization’s Purpose in Serving Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Nov 14, 2017
Do you know your organization’s purpose in serving dads? Before you read any further, take a moment to write your answer to... Read More

Topics: Tips & Tricks

The 4 Main Ways NFI Measures Impact

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Nov 7, 2017
It’s easy in life to fail to see the forest for the trees. We can get so caught in the daily aspects of life that we fail to... Read More

Topics: Research on NFI Programs & Resources

How Another Home-Visiting Program Benefits from the Flexibility of 24/7 Dad®

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Oct 31, 2017
Home-visiting programs continue to reap the benefits of the evidence-based 24/7 Dad® program’s flexibility. I recently had the... Read More

Topics: Success Stories

Has Father Absence Gotten Better or Worse?

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Oct 17, 2017
Neither. That’s right. For the past two decades, the proportion of children who grow up without a biological, step, or... Read More

Topics: General Fatherhood Research & Studies

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