DadTalk Author: Kenneth Braswell

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Kenneth Braswell
Executive Director; Project Director
Fathers Incorporated; National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse

Current as of August 2017: Kenneth is the Director for the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC). As the Director he 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 Executive Director 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, three (3) children’s books, curriculum development and documentaries.

Kenneth has over 27 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

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 is challenging our inclination to resist change. For dads, having Father’s Day fall during this season is like having your birthday fall on Christmas.
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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 doesn’t matter. Oh, and for some odd reason all of the restaurants my family wants to take me to have available reservations on Father’s Day.
June is traditionally the month that we highlight many of life’s transitions and achievements, such as celebrating the academic achievements of our children.
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Mother’s Day was Sunday, May, 11, 2014.
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One of the greatest things that a father can do for the mother of his children is to show his appreciation for her.
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.”