Kenneth Braswell, Children's Book Author, Family Engagement & Fatherhood Speaker, Documentarian
All Things Fatherhood
Kenneth Braswell has spent over 27 years in the service of family and community. A husband and father of five, he continues to see the world through the eye of his own children. In 2004, Braswell created Fathers Incorporated (FI) and has served as Executive Director since its inception. Through national and international missions, FI has provided capacity building services for thousands of organizations to help ensure that fathers contribute to the healthy well-being of their children. FI is currently the prime contractor for the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC), an Office of Family Assistance funded national resource for fathers, practitioners, federal grantees, states, and all who are interested in supporting strong fathers and families. Kenneth serves as Project Director for the NRFC and is also the author of several books for children and adults, a sought-after speaker, a social entrepreneur, a blogger, and a documentarian filmmaker. He and his work have been featured by CNN, PBS, Good Morning America, Ebony, and Black Enterprise. Fatherhood is not only his work, but his mission.
The most important thing the author wants readers to gain from his books:
The story begins when Brandon receives an unexpected call from his mother that his estranged father has died. He now finds himself having to reconcile his own feelings. In addition, he has to talk to his family about a man he has never known. Daddy’s Family Tree is a journey down the process of filling the emptiness in your life created by an absent parent. The story attempts to help children understand the importance of family. It creates a teaching moment for children who will have a lot of questions. The book allows for a loving and personal conversation about a topic that far too often, parents avoid.
Why the author is an authority on the subject of his books:
As Executive Director of Fathers Incorporated (FI), a national, non-profit organization working to build stronger families and communities through the promotion of Responsible Fatherhood and established in 2004, Kenneth Braswell and FI have a unique seat at the national table, working with leaders in the White House, Congress, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Family Law, and the Responsible Fatherhood Movement. FI works collaboratively with organizations around the country to identify and advocate for social and legislative changes that lead to healthy father involvement with children, regardless of the father’s marital or economic status, or geographic location. From employment and incarceration issues, to child support and domestic violence, FI addresses long-standing problems to achieve long-term results for children, their families, the communities, and nation in which they live.
Speaking Engagements and School Presentations:
I have several areas of expertise regarding both Family and Fatherhood. For over 28 years I have been engaged in community service and empowerment. Our children need BOTH parents. So whether its a personal conversation of inspiration or training to understand how to work with dads, CALL ON ME.
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Community Issues — African-American