249640 Black Fathers : We Are Not Deadbeats

Monday, October 31, 2011: 3:28 PM

Jabari Scott , Woodlawn Health Center, Project Brotherhood, Chicago, IL
Perrin Green, BA, MSW , Woodlawn Health Center, Project Brotherhood, Chicago, IL
Marcus Murray , Project Brotherhood, Woodlawn Health Center, Chicago, IL
Thomas Mason, MD , Project Brotherhood, Woodlawn Health Center, Chicago, IL
Problem: There is a negative image on Black men as fathers, this image has society feeling that Black men can create children, but have difficulty in raising or fostering positive relationships with their children.

Method: Two hundred surveys (200) will be collected and analyzed along with focus groups being conducted with (fifty) 50 Black men, on their attitude, knowledge, and belief about being a Black father.

We will explore the challenges and barriers faced by custodial and non-custodial fathers. Particular attention will be paid to the interaction between both parents in the family unit as well as issues of single fathers.

Learning Areas:
Advocacy for health and health education
Diversity and culture
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
Participants will be able discuss the role Black father's play in their families and society Participants will be able identify differences in the roles of custodial and non-custodial fathers Participants will be able to critique the portrayal of Black men as fathers in the media.

Keywords: Male Health, African American

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Working as a student in Project Brotherhood
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.