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A Special Parent Talk: Mr. Kenneth Braswell Talks About Creating Responsible Men

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Mr. Braswell serves as the Executive Director of Fathers incorporated. At Fathers, Incorporated he focuses on the need to reaffirm the benefit of fathers within the family service paradigm. Since 2004 the agencies’ main focus has been on the development of support and services for fathers. FI, a not-for-profit organization, serves as a leader in the promotion of Responsible Fatherhood and Mentoring. This international focus raises the awareness about, and combats the impact of father absence. We do this through the use of innovative social marketing and multi-media platforms, traditional communications, and product development. Braswell’s work seeks to expand the range of work in the fields of comprehensive and non-traditional family service models. For the past several years, Braswell has worked to change the current societal and cultural definition of family to include fathers. As the field of responsible fatherhood expands, Braswell has also increased the reach of his work in include a focus on both mentoring and single motherhood. In the past, service providers have focused almost exclusively on reducing poverty for mothers and children. Today, research and practice tells us that we must do the same for fathers in order to ensure that they can provide for the well-being of their children - both emotionally and financially. As a result of his life's experience, Braswell is also a national motivational speaker. In this work he speaks to youth and adults in motivating them to be hopeful about life. Braswell writes a daily motivational word, weekly motivation notes and is currently working on a book entitled, "Diamonds in the Dark: A Quest to Finding Treasures in the Most Unlikely Places." Currently Braswell is the author of “When The Tear Won’t Fall,” and recently released workbook, “Gentle Warriors.” He has also published “What you should know about Teen Parenting Period,” and a report entitled “Teenagers and their Attitudes towards Fatherhood.”