Kenneth Braswell

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Executive Director; Project Director
Fathers Incorporated; National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse
Biography

Kenneth is the Director for the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC) under contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance. Kenneth is responsible for directing and guiding the activities of the NRFC including: in-person community events, research, community outreach, training, messaging, and branding social media engagement and the NRFC PSA campaign focused on Take Time To Be A Dad Today and #MakeAMoment. He is also deployed to speak and represent at conferences across the country on promoting responsible fatherhood.

Kenneth is the Chief Executive Officer of Fathers Incorporated, a widely recognized national and international resource for fathers, practitioners, researchers, and policymakers that provides capacity building services to thousands of organizations working to ensure that fathers contribute to the healthy well-being of their children. Projects include: the Real Dads Read initiative, WeMentor, Code Blue and Honorable Man campaign, four (4) children’s books, curriculum development, and documentaries.

Kenneth has over 30 years of community development experience and has previously worked as the Director of the New York State Fatherhood Initiative. As a contributing author for The DadTalk Blog, Kenneth has written on a host of topics including the importance of mothers in responsible fatherhood, fatherhood milestones, and celebrating fatherhood.

You can follow Braswell on Twitter at @braswellkenneth or @fathersincorp

Blog posts from Kenneth Braswell

One of the most important and biggest lessons learned over the past five years working in the fatherhood field is that “You can’t do it by yourself.”Over the last decade or so, both synergy and energy have revived a renewed interest in looking at…

One of the greatest things that a father can do for the mother of his children is to show his appreciation for her. Whether mom and dad are together or co-parenting apart, fathers expressing appreciation for mom, greatly benefits the mother, the…

Mother’s Day was Sunday, May, 11, 2014. This is a day traditionally devoted to thanking our mothers for their hard work and love over the years, and celebrating the ways that mothers are influential in our lives and the lives of our children. …

In the early 1900’s, Sonora Smart Dodd, a woman in Spokane, Washington, heard a Mother's Day sermon and thought that her father—a widower and Civil War veteran who raised her and her five siblings—should also have a day of honor.  Due to…

June is traditionally the month that we highlight many of life’s transitions and achievements, such as celebrating the academic achievements of our children. June also launches a season of weddings, family reunions, great weather and vacations.…

Each year during June I have a level of anxiety around the celebration of Father’s Day. One would ask why? Well, I’ve been conditioned to wear a smile as I receive my gifts, even if I don’t like them. I’ve been told all year long that fatherhood…

The season of dads and grads is upon us. It is a time when celebration and thoughts of warm summer nights are in the air. The spring air is activating our joy of transitioning seasons and the promise of what the future holds for graduating youth…

It happened--the day that most young people look forward to their entire lives. Our daughter turned 21, and she could not have been happier. It’s a milestone that marks the day she became a legal adult. Her mother and I rejoiced for her…