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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 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

A Baker’s Dozen (and More) Free Resources on Co-Parenting

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Feb 26, 2019
  Conflict. It’s everywhere. It happens in and between nations, companies and organizations of all types, and individuals. ... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources

(Part 2) What it Takes for a State’s Child Support Agency to Partner with Fatherhood Programs

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Feb 19, 2019
  Positive Payment Pattern, or PPP. That was the phrase used by Harold Coleman, State Access and Visitation Coordinator in... Read More

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

(Part 1) What it Takes to Partner with Your State’s Child Support Agency

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Feb 12, 2019
  Made Men founder Nelson Gabriel is one of the most creative and energetic leaders that I’ve met who seeks to improve his... Read More

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

A Smorgasbord of Awesome Videos to Support Work with Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Feb 5, 2019
  “Video is the most interesting and engaging way to share an idea with others.”  —Chad HurleyCo-founder and former CEO,... Read More

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

A Must-Read Evaluation of Fatherhood Programs

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jan 22, 2019
  A just-published meta-analysis of fatherhood program evaluations shows that those programs are effective. Funded by the ... Read More

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

What You Can Learn from a Beatle to Better Serve Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jan 15, 2019
“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.” ... Read More

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

Why It’s Vital to Reduce Dads’ Work Stressors

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jan 8, 2019
Helping dads to reduce work stressors is one of the most significant ways to help them and positively affect their children’s... Read More

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

Outstanding Free Home Visiting Resource

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Dec 20, 2018
  National Fatherhood Initiative® (NFI) helps state home visiting programs and local direct-service home visiting programs to... Read More

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

How to Leverage a Deadly Sin to Help Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Dec 11, 2018
  Can you name the seven deadly sins? Go ahead. Grab a piece of paper and, before you continue to read this post, write them... Read More

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

9 Steps for Dads on How to Discipline Children

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Dec 4, 2018
What do today’s dads most want to know about how to raise their children? Whenever I’m asked that question, I point to three... Read More

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

Why You Should Let the Curriculum Do the Work

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Nov 20, 2018
Have you experienced a moment in your life when something suddenly came into focus—an “eye-opening” or “Aha!” moment? An... Read More

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

Federal Government Calls for Proactive Father Engagement

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Nov 13, 2018
  In October the federal government sent an information memorandum (IM) to state- and tribal-level agencies and programs... Read More

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

How to Elevate Your Fatherhood Program to The Next Level

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Nov 1, 2018
  I recently had the pleasure of conducting a training institute on the evidence-based InsideOut Dad® program for 30 staff of... Read More

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

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