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Black Fathers – Indispensable Partners in the Health and Well-Being of Black Families

February 9 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

From the University of Wisconsin-Madison Institute for Research on Poverty:

Speaker: Alvin Thomas, Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development & Family Studies, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Black fathers have long been thought of as functioning, at best, under a cloak of invisibility; at worst they have been dogged by stereotypes and misconceptions characterizing them as deadbeats, uninvolved, uninterested, and largely absent. This dilemma is most keenly experienced by Black fathers who do not share continued residence with their children (i.e., nonresident parents). Professor Thomas will juxtapose these societal misconceptions against the scientific literature and present his recent work on Black fatherhood and fathers’ involvement in the prenatal and perinatal spaces.

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