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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

Partner Spotlight > This School District Uses More Than Donuts to Engage Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Oct 16, 2018
  Donuts for Dads. Whenever I talk with someone in a school about how they engage dads—and they actually seek to engage dads—I... Read More

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

Weird Science: Teach Dads “Self-Talk” to Become Better Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Oct 9, 2018
  During your childhood, did anyone tell you that talking to yourself out loud was weird and might be a sign of mental... Read More

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

Partner Spotlight > Inspired Use of Spanish-Language Print Materials Creates a Father-Friendly Environment

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Oct 4, 2018
  The foundation of any effective effort to serve dads is a father-friendly organization. To lay the rebar for that... Read More

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

Child Abuse and Neglect and What You Can Do to Reduce It

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Sep 27, 2018
  The latest national data are out on child abuse and neglect. Compiled by the Children’s Bureau at the U.S. Department of... Read More

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

How to Help Dads Tear Down the Screen-Time Wall

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Sep 18, 2018
Screens here. Screens there. Screens everywhere! No matter where I am in public these days, I see children interact more with... Read More

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

Use This Powerful Formula to Mentor Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Sep 4, 2018
When you work with dads one of the most significant roles you fill is that of a mentor. Whether you work one-on-one with dads... Read More

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

Exchange Club’s Remarkable Success with Dads in Home Visits

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Aug 28, 2018
  One of the most difficult programs to recruit dads into is a home visiting program. In some cases, the reason dads don’t... Read More

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

What Dads Know and Want to Know about Child Development

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Aug 21, 2018
  Have you wondered what dads know and want to know about child development? Given that men aren’t raised to raise children,... Read More

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

7 Practices That Will Help You Serve Dads Effectively

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Aug 14, 2018
  In my post last week, I discussed the importance of focus in creating an impactful mission statement for your fatherhood... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources

The 7 Things an Impactful Mission Statement Does

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Aug 7, 2018
  Do you have a clear, focused mission statement for your program or organization? When was the last time you and your fellow... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources

What’s the Status of Father Absence Ahead of the 2020 Census?

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jul 31, 2018
  Last October, I wrote a post in this blog entitled, “Has Father Absence Gotten Better or Worse?” I shared data on the... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

Final PACT Report Reveals 4 Fatherhood Programs Batted .500

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jul 25, 2018
  If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ll recall that for the past three years I’ve shared findings from one of the... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

How Much Custody Time do Divorced Dads in Your State Receive?

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jul 17, 2018
  One of the most frequent complaints we’ve heard from dads through the years is that courts are biased toward awarding full... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

How to Help Dads Connect with Their Child After a Long Absence

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jul 10, 2018
  Two of the questions that staff of National Fatherhood Initiative® have been asked most often by dads is:  Do you have... Read More

Topics: Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

New Fidelity Checklists for NFI Programs!

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jul 3, 2018
  I’m pleased to announce the release of fidelity checklists for the 24/7 Dad®, InsideOut Dad®, and Understanding Dad® ... Read More

Topics: Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

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