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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

NFI Reaches 25 Years of Educating, Equipping, and Engaging Communities

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   May 7, 2019
  National Fatherhood Initiative® (NFI) has reached its 25th year of educating, equipping, and engaging communities to... Read More

Topics: Featured, NFI News & Updates

Fantastic New Primer on Domestic Violence

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Apr 23, 2019
Domestic violence. Such a dirty, criminal act. Encountering cases of domestic violence is an unfortunate aspect of serving... Read More

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

See How This Oklahoma School System Uses Fathering in 15™ to Create a Strong Tomorrow for Teen Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Apr 18, 2019
  “I really enjoy using Fathering in 15™. I know it can be used as a self-paced program, but when dealing with teens, it’s... Read More

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

How NFI Uses Big Data to Help Dads and the Organizations that Serve Them

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Apr 9, 2019
  Big data. It’s all the rage these days. And not just for tech behemoths like Google, Microsoft, and Amazon. It’s also being... Read More

Topics: Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Program Recruitment & Retention, Tips & Tricks

How to Help Dads Become a “Peaceful Parent”

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Apr 2, 2019
  Peace. There’s not a more beautiful word when it comes to parenting unless, of course, you add “and quiet.” As a recent... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources

Why Autonomy is Vital to Facilitating a Fatherhood Program

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Mar 28, 2019
  Have you ever been asked by your supervisor to complete a task, had that supervisor look over your shoulder while you... Read More

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

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

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