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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 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

Harvard Study Points to Improved Dad-Child Relationships During Pandemic

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Aug 11, 2020
If I were to ask you to guess the percentage of dads who say their relationships with their children have improved during the... Read More

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

Latest PACT Report Points to Effective Practices for Fatherhood Programs

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jul 28, 2020
Have you struggled to identify effective practices for your fatherhood program?   If so, then the latest report from the... Read More

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

[Journal Article] Qualitative Evaluation of NFI’s Understanding Dad™

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jul 7, 2020
Last October I blogged about a second, independent evaluation of Understanding Dad™, a program of National Fatherhood... Read More

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

Help on Integrating Domestic Violence Awareness into Any Fatherhood Program

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jun 23, 2020
If your organization will apply for a Fatherhood—Family-focused, Interconnected, Resilient, and Essential (Fatherhood FIRE)... Read More

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

How Well Do Fatherhood Programs Integrate Domestic Violence Awareness and Education?

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Apr 28, 2020
One of the primary concerns that has arisen during the COVID-19 pandemic is the reported surge worldwide in domestic violence... Read More

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

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