Masculinity and Co-Parenting Behaviors Among Nonresident African-American Fathers

Saturday, 14 February 2015: 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Room 210EF (San Jose Convention Center)
Cleopatra H. Caldwell, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Involvement of nonresident fathers has increased significantly over the past 30 years. Dynamic family processes involving co-parenting is a key factor in nonresident fathersí involvement with their children. This study considers the complex pattern of relationships that exists within families when masculine identities are examined with co-parenting behaviors, among nonresident African American fathers. Understanding these relationships has implications for policy and clinical practice with modern family structures.