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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

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

Why Fatherhood Practitioners Are and Create “Upstream Heroes”

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Mar 19, 2020
“What’s a hero? Who do you think of when I say the word ‘hero?’” Those are two questions posed by Dan Heath in a promotional... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources

Are Solo and Absent Dads More Alike or Different?

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Feb 11, 2020
If I were to ask you whether dads who raise their children without a spouse or partner are more alike or different from dads... Read More

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

What’s the Return on Investment of a Fatherhood Program?

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jan 14, 2020
If I asked you to estimate the monetary return on investment (ROI) of a fatherhood program, what would you say it is? If... Read More

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

Be Aware: 10 Economic and Financial Forces that Affect Co-Parenting

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Dec 17, 2019
Before you read on, grab a pen and write down as many economic and financial forces as you can that affect the ability to... Read More

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

This Outstanding New Resource on Fathering Will Help You Better Serve Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Dec 3, 2019
Do you serve dads from different cultures? If so, I’ve got an outstanding resource that will help you better serve them. It’s Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources

A Personal Philosophy Can Help Dads Focus on What Matters Most

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Nov 19, 2019
Do you ever struggle to focus on what matters most? I certainly do. I sometimes struggle with what matters most as a husband... Read More

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

The One Reason, for Now, to Use Texting in a Fatherhood Program

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Nov 5, 2019
Customer service. As the use of mobile phones has spread throughout societies all over the world, interventions that seek to... Read More

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

Second Evaluation of Understanding Dad™ Further Reveals the Program’s Promise

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Oct 24, 2019
A second, more robust evaluation by Temple University (Philadelphia, PA) of the Understanding Dad™ program reveals its... Read More

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

How an Exciting Public Library + Nonprofit Partnership Delivers Fathering in 15™

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Oct 8, 2019
A public library makes an ideal location for delivering fatherhood programming. Why?The ubiquity and purpose of public... Read More

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

Two New Evaluations Add to 24/7 Dad®’s Efficacy

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Sep 17, 2019
Two new federally-funded, independent evaluations add to the efficacy of 24/7 Dad®, the flagship, evidence-based program of ... Read More

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

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

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