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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

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

11 Tips (and a Bevy of Resources) for Work with Co-Parenting Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Oct 23, 2018
  Whenever I’m asked to list the most important topics in work with dads, I always include “co-parenting.” Many dads struggle... Read More

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

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, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Success Stories

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, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Success Stories

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, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

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