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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 to Leverage a Deadly Sin to Help Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Dec 11, 2018
  Can you name the seven deadly sins? Go ahead. Grab a piece of paper and, before you continue to read this post, write them... Read More

Topics: Featured, Tips & Tricks, General Fatherhood Program Resources

9 Steps for Dads on How to Discipline Children

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Dec 4, 2018
What do today’s dads most want to know about how to raise their children? Whenever I’m asked that question, I point to three... Read More

Topics: Featured, Tips & Tricks, General Fatherhood Program Resources

Why You Should Let the Curriculum Do the Work

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Nov 20, 2018
Have you experienced a moment in your life when something suddenly came into focus—an “eye-opening” or “Aha!” moment? An... Read More

Topics: Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Tips & Tricks, General Fatherhood Program Resources

Federal Government Calls for Proactive Father Engagement

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Nov 13, 2018
  In October the federal government sent an information memorandum (IM) to state- and tribal-level agencies and programs... Read More

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

How to Elevate Your Fatherhood Program to The Next Level

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Nov 1, 2018
  I recently had the pleasure of conducting a training institute on the evidence-based InsideOut Dad® program for 30 staff of... Read More

Topics: Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Tips & Tricks, General Fatherhood Program Resources

11 Tips (and a Bevy of Resources) for Work with Co-Parenting Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Oct 23, 2018
  Whenever I’m asked to list the most important topics in work with dads, I always include “co-parenting.” Many dads struggle... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, Tips & Tricks, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

Partner Spotlight > This School District Uses More Than Donuts to Engage Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Oct 16, 2018
  Donuts for Dads. Whenever I talk with someone in a school about how they engage dads—and they actually seek to engage dads—I... Read More

Topics: Featured, Success Stories, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

Weird Science: Teach Dads “Self-Talk” to Become Better Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Oct 9, 2018
  During your childhood, did anyone tell you that talking to yourself out loud was weird and might be a sign of mental... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, Tips & Tricks

Partner Spotlight > Inspired Use of Spanish-Language Print Materials Creates a Father-Friendly Environment

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Oct 4, 2018
  The foundation of any effective effort to serve dads is a father-friendly organization. To lay the rebar for that... Read More

Topics: Featured, Success Stories, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

Child Abuse and Neglect and What You Can Do to Reduce It

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Sep 27, 2018
  The latest national data are out on child abuse and neglect. Compiled by the Children’s Bureau at the U.S. Department of... Read More

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

How to Help Dads Tear Down the Screen-Time Wall

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Sep 18, 2018
Screens here. Screens there. Screens everywhere! No matter where I am in public these days, I see children interact more with... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, Tips & Tricks

Use This Powerful Formula to Mentor Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Sep 4, 2018
When you work with dads one of the most significant roles you fill is that of a mentor. Whether you work one-on-one with dads... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, Program Recruitment & Retention, Tips & Tricks

Exchange Club’s Remarkable Success with Dads in Home Visits

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Aug 28, 2018
  One of the most difficult programs to recruit dads into is a home visiting program. In some cases, the reason dads don’t... Read More

Topics: Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Success Stories

What Dads Know and Want to Know about Child Development

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Aug 21, 2018
  Have you wondered what dads know and want to know about child development? Given that men aren’t raised to raise children,... Read More

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

7 Practices That Will Help You Serve Dads Effectively

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Aug 14, 2018
  In my post last week, I discussed the importance of focus in creating an impactful mission statement for your fatherhood... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources

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