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Kenneth L. Osborne

kenneth l osborneKenneth L. Osborne is an author and consultant in the fields of addiction treatment and corrections where he has worked for over 25 years. Mr. Osborne holds state, national and international certification as an Addictions Counselor and is a Certified Public Manager. Mr. Osborne’s extensive work history includes serving as a Correctional Administrator in the states of Texas, Virginia, the District of Columbia, Tennessee and Illinois. In this capacity Mr. Osborne has:

• Has served as the Director for Substance Abuse and Risk Reduction Services for the Tennessee Department of Correction
• Served as former Warden of Sheridan Correctional Center, at one time regarded as the largest drug treatment prison in America
• Served as Project Director for the Substance Abuse Free Unit at Oak Hill Youth Center for the District of Columbia
• Served as Principal trainer for the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse on Therapeutic Community

In addition Mr. Osborne is:

• Is the bestselling author of When Mama is Daddy: The male crisis and challenge of ending father absence
• Is a contributing author to the book Applied Leadership published in 2005. His chapter is entitled: Leading for Change: Lessons from the field of Criminal Justice treatment.
• Recognized as one of America’s Premier Business Leaders and Professionals in Princeton Honors registry for 2009-2010
• Served as adjunct faculty at Texas Southern University and the University of Houston for Substance Counselor certification courses
• Provides international corrections and addiction treatment consultation
• Served as principal training faculty to the National Drug Court Institute
• Provides training and technical assistance for SAMHSA, CSAT and the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance, to state prisons throughout North America

Mr. Osborne is holds a MS in Chemical Dependency Counseling.


When Mama is Daddy (Family/Self-Help)

when mama is daddyWhen Mama Is Daddy is written from the vantage point of someone who sees, on a daily basis, the devastating impact of father absence. The book provides hope to the millions of children who have been without fathers, offering a sound course of action for parents by providing practical, real-life ideas and solutions toward ending father absence.


The Father Factor: What Happens When Daddy Is Home? (Family)

the father factorLet fatherhood flourish.

Families today come in many different forms. But there is one common theme in many instances: A desire by the father to have a positive impact on his child’s life.

From the single dad to the stepdad to the gay dad to the married-and-at-home dad — these men make up the tapestry of fathers.

In The Father Factor, author Kenneth L. Osborne explores the reality of fatherhood in America. The changing family means acknowledging that multiple family structures exist and that fatherhood is not a homogenous, one-size-fits-all experience. Instead, Osborne discusses the various ways fathers can show up: From being super-engaged to hanging out on the fringes of their children’s lives.

In a day when father absence is expensive in social, emotional, psychological, financial, and other ways, it’s time to embrace and encourage the fathers who dare to show up — even in their imperfect ways.

After all, we know what happens when dad is away, but let’s consider what it means when he is around. Let’s discuss The Father Factor.