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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

Awesome Guide on Model Practices for Dads in Prisons and Jails

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Sep 3, 2019
When you have the nation’s leading evidence-based parenting program for incarcerated dads, you get excited when you find a... Read More

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

A Simple, Potent Combo for Providing Feedback to Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Aug 21, 2019
  When was the last time someone gave you feedback, on anything? How did you react? Were you open to it? Did you react... Read More

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

3 Steps to Help Dads Deal with “Dad-Shaming”

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Aug 7, 2019
Dad-shaming? Yeah, it’s a thing. As dads have assumed a greater role in the parenting of their children, they have assumed a... Read More

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

Freakin’ Awesome Free App for Expectant Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jul 17, 2019
  Technology. Whether you love it or hate it generally speaking, you must admit that some advances in technology have made... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources

[Video] Why Punishing Dads Who Owe Child Support Doesn’t Work, and What Does Work

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jul 10, 2019
Help. Such a simple, powerful concept. Unfortunately, it’s a concept that’s often overlooked when it comes to getting dads who... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

25 Years of NFI: Featuring Kim Dent of the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood, Part 2

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   May 30, 2019
NFI could not meet its mission without dedicated practitioners like Kim Dent with the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood (OCF). In... Read More

Topics: Featured, Success Stories, NFI News & Updates

25 Years of NFI: Featuring Kim Dent of the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood, Part 1

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   May 28, 2019
  I’ve seen many statewide fatherhood initiatives come and go in my two decades at National Fatherhood Initiative® (NFI). Most... Read More

Topics: Featured, Success Stories, NFI News & Updates

NFI Reaches 25 Years of Educating, Equipping, and Engaging Communities

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   May 7, 2019
  National Fatherhood Initiative® (NFI) has reached its 25th year of educating, equipping, and engaging communities to... Read More

Topics: Featured, NFI News & Updates

Fantastic New Primer on Domestic Violence

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Apr 23, 2019
Domestic violence. Such a dirty, criminal act. Encountering cases of domestic violence is an unfortunate aspect of serving... Read More

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

See How This Oklahoma School System Uses Fathering in 15™ to Create a Strong Tomorrow for Teen Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Apr 18, 2019
  “I really enjoy using Fathering in 15™. I know it can be used as a self-paced program, but when dealing with teens, it’s... Read More

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

How NFI Uses Big Data to Help Dads and the Organizations that Serve Them

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Apr 9, 2019
  Big data. It’s all the rage these days. And not just for tech behemoths like Google, Microsoft, and Amazon. It’s also being... Read More

Topics: Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Program Recruitment & Retention, Tips & Tricks

How to Help Dads Become a “Peaceful Parent”

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Apr 2, 2019
  Peace. There’s not a more beautiful word when it comes to parenting unless, of course, you add “and quiet.” As a recent... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources

Why Autonomy is Vital to Facilitating a Fatherhood Program

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Mar 28, 2019
  Have you ever been asked by your supervisor to complete a task, had that supervisor look over your shoulder while you... Read More

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

How Organizations Use NFI’s Newest Brochure to Reconnect Dads and Children

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Mar 21, 2019
  “Redemption through Reconnection.” That’s the benefit of reconnecting with children as seen through the eyes of so many dads... Read More

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

Why “Going to Where the Dads Are” is Key to Recruitment

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Mar 12, 2019
  Blown away. That’s how I reacted upon learning of the success of 24/7 Dad® program facilitator Tim Morgan running the... Read More

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

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