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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

A Fantastic Film That Helps Dads Explore Masculinity and Emotions

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Apr 17, 2018
  One of the great challenges in helping dads to become more involved, responsible, and committed in the lives of their... Read More

Topics: Featured, general fatherhood resources

Why Fathering in 15™ is a Hit for a Diversity of Organizations [Part 2]

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Apr 12, 2018
Following on my post from Tuesday, I recently completed a round of interviews with 14 organizations that have subscribed to... Read More

Topics: Featured, Success Stories, Fathering in 15

Why Fathering in 15™ is a Hit for a Diversity of Organizations [Part 1]

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Apr 10, 2018
A diverse group of organizations have found Fathering in 15™ to be a hit for their organization and the dads they serve. It... Read More

Topics: Featured, Success Stories, Fathering in 15

15 Awesome Tips to Help Incarcerated Dads Plan for Child Visits

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Apr 4, 2018
One of the primary ways to reduce the likelihood of an incarcerated dad returning to prison is to help him connect with his... Read More

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

3 Keys to Building an Effective Fatherhood Group

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Mar 27, 2018
To build an effective fatherhood group, it’s vital to think about the group as more than a collection of individuals. Think... Read More

Topics: Featured, Program Recruitment & Retention, Success Stories, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

CEO of Microsoft Shares Impact of Raising a Child with Special Needs

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Mar 13, 2018
  Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is widely credited with turning around the fortunes of the tech behemoth since he took over for... Read More

Topics: Featured, Success Stories, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

The Latest, Surprising Portrait of Custodial Moms and Dads and Their Child Support

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Mar 8, 2018
  Because so many of our organization partners serve custodial and noncustodial moms and dads, National Fatherhood Initiative... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

The “When” of Marketing a Fatherhood Program

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Feb 27, 2018
One of the primary challenges in serving dads is getting them to enroll in a fatherhood program. Meeting that challenge... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

How to Succeed with NFI Fatherhood Programs

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Feb 16, 2018
National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI) transforms organizations and communities by equipping them to intentionally and... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

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: General Fatherhood Research & Studies

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