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1. Rollins, Latrice Sheree. An exploration of the experiences of African American women who provide direct services to African American nonresidential fathers.

Degree: PhD, Social Work, 2010, University of Georgia

African American nonresidential fathers are amongst the most underserved populations of individuals in need of services. Since the majority of social service staff are women and programs are typically directed towards mothers, there is limited guidance in the literature on how professional female social service providers engage fathers and create therapeutic helping relationships with African American nonresidential fathers. There also needs to be more attention in the social work literature to issues of gender, race, socioeconomic status and other issues of power that impact helping relationships. Specifically, there is a gap in the literature regarding professional relationships between African American female professionals and African American male clients. This study addresses this gap in part by exploring how African American women who provide direct services to African American nonresidential fathers (fatherhood service providers) engage this population in services and overcome the various issues of power that impact helping relationships. The purpose of this study was to explore the professional experiences of African American women who are fatherhood service providers. There were three research questions addressed in this study: (1) What are the common motivations of African American women who are fatherhood service providers? (2) In what ways do gender, race, and socioeconomic status (power issues) affect their ability to create successful helping relationships with African American nonresidential fathers? and (3) How do African American women who are fatherhood service providers negotiate issues of power and authority in their professional relationships with African American nonresidential fathers? This critical qualitative research study was guided by womanist and postmodern theories. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with thirteen African American women who were fatherhood service providers in Atlanta, GA, Alexandria, LA, Baltimore, MD, Milwaukee, WI, New Orleans, LA, and Washington, D.C. Findings of this study indicated that African American women who were fatherhood service providers were motivated to provide direct services to African American nonresidential fathers in order to foster change and equity. The findings also indicated that gender, race, and socioeconomic status impacted helping relationships in various ways. Finally, the women indicated that issues of power and authority are negotiated by finding balance and meeting the fathers’ social and spatial needs. Advisors/Committee Members: June Hopps.

Subjects/Keywords: African American female service providers; Fatherhood service providers; African American nonresidential fathers; Fatherhood programs; Social work; Womanist theory; Deconstruction

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APA (6th Edition):

Rollins, L. S. (2010). An exploration of the experiences of African American women who provide direct services to African American nonresidential fathers. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Georgia. Retrieved from http://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/rollins_latrice_s_201005_phd

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Rollins, Latrice Sheree. “An exploration of the experiences of African American women who provide direct services to African American nonresidential fathers.” 2010. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Georgia. Accessed June 24, 2019. http://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/rollins_latrice_s_201005_phd.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Rollins, Latrice Sheree. “An exploration of the experiences of African American women who provide direct services to African American nonresidential fathers.” 2010. Web. 24 Jun 2019.

Vancouver:

Rollins LS. An exploration of the experiences of African American women who provide direct services to African American nonresidential fathers. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Georgia; 2010. [cited 2019 Jun 24]. Available from: http://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/rollins_latrice_s_201005_phd.

Council of Science Editors:

Rollins LS. An exploration of the experiences of African American women who provide direct services to African American nonresidential fathers. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Georgia; 2010. Available from: http://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/rollins_latrice_s_201005_phd

2. Childs, Gregory Suni. His-stories: Young, non-residential, African American fathers participating in a responsible fatherhood program: A hermeneutic inquirey.

Degree: 2012, Iowa State University

Childs, Suni Gregory. Ph.D., Iowa State University, May 2012. His-stories: Young, non-residential, African American fathers participating in a responsible fatherhood program: A hermeneutic inquiry. Major Professors: Robert H. Bosselman and Steve B. Garasky. In America, 26 percent of all children live within a single parent household that is headed by a female. Of that number, two-thirds of African American children are now born into single-mother households. The purpose of this Phenomenological (Hermeneutic) study was to conduct in-depth hermeneutical interviews with a selected group of young African American fathers, who have or are currently participating in one of two Responsible Fatherhood Programs within the western New York area. They were: 1. *Great Starts (Only For Fathers Program) and, 2. *Positive, Outcomes, for Parents, who are Self-Sufficient, or P.O.P.S.. The P.O.P.S. program receives funding from the targeted area's Department of Social Services and Great Starts receives funding from New York State Office of Children and Family Services. The goal of this research was to conduct a chronology of their life-world experiences which included exploring, their "past", "present", and "future" life-changing circumstances as a result of participating within a Responsible Fatherhood Program. This was achieved by using individual interviews to uncover common lived-world experiences of these young African American fathers' lives, as it related to their future life-circumstances, post-program, and in their own voice. Results uncovered five common "lived-world "experiences or themes: (a) Fatherlessness: Mama Knows Best; (b) My Babymama: Inter-parental conflict; (c) Making It: Self-Efficacy; (d) Help Wanted: underemployment/ unemployment; and, (e) Wanting To Be a Good Father: The provider/role model. For the practitioner and professional within the field of Family and Consumer Science working with fathers, this research might provide a new lens by which to deliver services to young fathers. For example, they could advocate for co-parenting classes as a graduation requirement and part of custody arrangement within the family court system. Moreover, the practitioner can promote father friendly services and educate the public on the impact fathers have on the well-being of children. * Pseudonyms were used for each program

Subjects/Keywords: Fatherhood Programs; Hermeneutic; Young African American fathers; Home Economics

…fathers, who have or are currently participating in one of two Responsible Fatherhood Programs… …these initiatives is the “Responsible Fatherhood Programs” (RFP). One of the goals… …Marsiglio, 1995b). Overview of Responsible Fatherhood Programs (Initiative) Where… …directly relating to the impact of fatherhood programs on the participants they serve (Mincy… …Responsible Fatherhood Programs. They are designed to encourage fathers’ involvement within the… 

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APA (6th Edition):

Childs, G. S. (2012). His-stories: Young, non-residential, African American fathers participating in a responsible fatherhood program: A hermeneutic inquirey. (Thesis). Iowa State University. Retrieved from https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/etd/12296

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Childs, Gregory Suni. “His-stories: Young, non-residential, African American fathers participating in a responsible fatherhood program: A hermeneutic inquirey.” 2012. Thesis, Iowa State University. Accessed June 24, 2019. https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/etd/12296.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Childs, Gregory Suni. “His-stories: Young, non-residential, African American fathers participating in a responsible fatherhood program: A hermeneutic inquirey.” 2012. Web. 24 Jun 2019.

Vancouver:

Childs GS. His-stories: Young, non-residential, African American fathers participating in a responsible fatherhood program: A hermeneutic inquirey. [Internet] [Thesis]. Iowa State University; 2012. [cited 2019 Jun 24]. Available from: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/etd/12296.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Childs GS. His-stories: Young, non-residential, African American fathers participating in a responsible fatherhood program: A hermeneutic inquirey. [Thesis]. Iowa State University; 2012. Available from: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/etd/12296

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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