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Black fathers' personal histories, worldviews, and fathering behaviors

This article by Dr. Janean Dilworth-Bart, co-authored by Dr. Bakari Wallace [PhD 2021, Civil Society & Community Research] and alumna Oona-Ifé Olaiya Wright  [BS ’17, Human Development & Family Studies] addresses ways that Black men make sense of their personal histories and connect these histories to how they raise their children.

This discussion of intergenerational linking of lives and turning points has significant implications for understanding Black family development in the racialized context of the United States and highlights the need for comprehensive mental health support for Black men and their families that focuses on racial trauma along with conceptual and empirical focus on impacts of anti-Blackness on individual and family well-being.

Published December 29, 2021 Family Relations Journal

Read the full article at: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/fare.12631