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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

What’s Happening Around the U.S. to Support Father Involvement

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jun 27, 2017
Have you ever wondered the extent to which father involvement is supported at the federal, state, and local levels? Wonder no... Read More

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

The Lesson Whole Foods Market Offers for Serving Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jun 20, 2017
Recent developments with the natural and organic foods grocer Whole Foods Market (WFM) provide a powerful lesson for building... Read More

Topics: General Fatherhood Research & Studies

Why You Shouldn’t Put Dads in Boxes

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jun 13, 2017
Have you heard the term “perennials?” No. Not the type of flower. I ask instead whether you’ve heard the recently coined term... Read More

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

How to Build Trust and Rapport with Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Jun 6, 2017
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Antione Harvis of Dad’s League, a fatherhood program in Opelika, Alabama. Dad’s... Read More

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

200+ Ideas for Recruiting Dads into Fatherhood Programs

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   May 23, 2017
Crescent City WIC Services in Gretna, LA provides the USDA-funded Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants,... Read More

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

Eva Grace and the Most Gut-Wrenching Fatherhood Story Ever

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   May 16, 2017
(Mitzi Aylor/Aylor Photography) Stories. When you work with dads in fatherhood programs, you try to imbue them with the... Read More

Topics: Success Stories

4 Recommendations for Working with Ex-Prisoners

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   May 9, 2017
Working with dads reentering society from prison is one of the great challenges in serving dads.  That's why a recent brief... Read More

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

What Dads Should Know about Liability

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Apr 25, 2017
What should dads know about responsible fatherhood and liability in regard to being a parent? A lot, as it turns out. As the... Read More

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

Powerful Jedi Mind Trick to Help Dads Deal with Tough Situations

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Apr 18, 2017
Whether you work with dads one-on-one or in a group setting, you know that many of them face tough situations in trying to be... Read More

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

[Videos] Two Powerful Videos for your Work with Dads

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Apr 11, 2017
If you're a regular reader of this blog, you know that we love to share videos you can use in your work with dads, and to show... Read More

Topics: General Fatherhood Program Resources

Awesome Fundraising Idea for Fatherhood Programs

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Apr 4, 2017
Fundraising is one of the major pain points for fatherhood programs. Read More

Topics: Fundraising, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

Critical New Portrait of Latino Dads [Report & Resources]

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Mar 23, 2017
Before you read the rest of this post, grab a pen and paper and answer the following questions: Do most Latino fathers speak... Read More

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

NFI Launches Free Online Learning Community!

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Mar 21, 2017
I'm pleased to announce that National Fatherhood Initiative® (NFI) has launched the Father Engagement Learning Community™!... Read More

Topics: NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, NFI News & Updates

How to Partner with Child Welfare Agencies [Podcast Series]

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Mar 16, 2017
The key to developing a partnership with your local child welfare agency is to deliver a compelling value proposition on how... Read More

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

How to Effectively Serve Dads Involved in Child Welfare

Posted by Christopher A. Brown   |   Mar 7, 2017
Increasing the involvement of young fathers in the lives of their children is particularly challenging when fathers are... Read More

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

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