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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

Evaluation of Tampa-Based REACHUP’s 24/7 Dad® Program Supports Its Effectiveness Especially with Young Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jul 27, 2021
A recently-published evaluation of REACHUP’s use of the 24/7 Dad® program of National Fatherhood Initiative® lends additional... Read More

Topics: Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies, 24/7 Dad, All Program Evaluations

How Great Dads SERVE

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jun 15, 2021
  Father’s Day is a great time for dads to reassess their fathering. This coming Father’s Day is no exception. Three simple... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, Tips for Success, Any Dad/Community Based

Try This Creative Solution for Work with Incarcerated Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jun 2, 2021
I never cease to be amazed at the creative solutions developed by partners of National Fatherhood Initiative®(NFI). One such... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, InsideOut Dad, State & Local Agencies, Tips for Success, Corrections & Reentry

The 7 Things to Teach Dads about Civility

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   May 18, 2021
If you’re as tired as I am about the lack of civility in public discourse, then I highly recommend that you read Love Your... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, Tips for Success, Any Dad/Community Based

A Must-Read Book on Fatherhood Programming

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   May 4, 2021
If you’ve subscribed to this blog for a while, you know that I’ve blogged often about the fantastic research sponsored by the Read More

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

How to Help Dads with Depression

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Apr 6, 2021
Do you work with dads who have experienced depression? If so, some exciting research has emerged on how the development of... Read More

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

Have Dads Stepped Up During the Pandemic?

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Mar 23, 2021
  The pandemic has brought numerous challenges to parents from keeping their families safe from the virus to adjusting to work... Read More

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

How Fatherhood Programs Can Get into the 2Gen Game

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Feb 23, 2021
  One the most recent and fastest-growing efforts to strengthen families are two-generation (2Gen) programs and initiatives.... Read More

Topics: Fundraising, Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources

What 713 Dads Say About InsideOut Dad® Provides Further Evidence for Its Effectiveness

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Feb 9, 2021
A study of 713 incarcerated dads by researchers at Utah State University says a lot about the effectiveness of National... Read More

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

Why You Should Use Understanding Dad™ to Improve Coparenting

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jan 26, 2021
Improving coparenting is one of the primary concerns of staff who serve fathers, mothers, and families. That’s why two... Read More

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

Stunning: The Status of Father Absence Ahead of the Release of 2020 Census Data

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Dec 29, 2020
As we eagerly await the release of data from the 2020 Census and what it will tell us about our nation’s progress in... Read More

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

Why NFI’s New Fatherhood Workshop is a Hit

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Dec 15, 2020
I want to share some good news about our new 24/7 Dad® Key Behaviors Workshop, the most recent addition to our lineup of... Read More

Topics: Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, NFI News & Updates

Fundraising Video for Fatherhood Initiative Offers Lessons for Others

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Dec 1, 2020
SpoFI! Say what? SpoFI! SpoFI is short for the Spokane Fatherhood Initiative, one of the most impressive father-serving... Read More

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

How to Connect Dads of Special Needs Children to Network of Health Information Centers

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Nov 17, 2020
Do you serve dads of children with special needs? If so, you might have encountered difficulty finding resources that can help... Read More

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

How the Five Protective Factors Can Help Families During the Pandemic

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Oct 20, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has required family-serving organizations to employ all the tools they can to help families get through... Read More

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

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