Christopher Brown

Christopher Brown, National Fatherhood Initiative

Christopher A. Brown is President of the National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI). Mr. Brown oversees NFI’s strategy and business model development and implementation, operations, and fundraising. He is responsible for the development, implementation, evaluation, and improvement of NFI’s products, programs, training, and services.

Mr. Brown has played a critical role in shaping NFI’s focus as the leading provider of fatherhood skill-building resources in the country and the leading trainer of practitioners seeking to offer fatherhood programs in their communities. In his long tenure with NFI, he has been the organization’s foremost developer of its evidence-based fatherhood programs. He has authored or co-authored flagship NFI programs such as 24/7 Dad® and InsideOut Dad®, its more recent, innovative programs such as Understanding Dad™ and Fathering in 15™, its online certificate trainings, and many workshops, brochures, pocket guides, and other skill-building materials. Mr. Brown trains on NFI programs, provides technical assistance to organizations on how to engage fathers in programs and services, and facilitates strategic planning sessions for organizations and government agencies on how to engage fathers.

An applied anthropologist and author of several journal articles and book chapters on issues related to child health and well-being, he has studied masculinity cross culturally, especially as it applies to fatherhood and men’s health and well-being. He has appeared as a fatherhood expert in media outlets, including the L.A. Times, New York Times, Nick Jr. Magazine, and CNN, and is a past signature contributor for The Huffington Post.

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