Article Engaging Black Fathers in Home Visiting
Overcoming Stereotypes and Structural Racism
Heather Sandstrom, John Wehmann, Grace Atukpawu-Tipton
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Clinton Boyd, Jr., Ph.D., is a postdoctoral associate at the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University, where he studies fatherhood. He is also a former home visitor who worked with fathers in Atlanta, GA. In these videos produced for the National Home Visiting Resource Center, he shares his personal experiences and knowledge on how home visiting programs can better engage fathers, especially Black fathers, and address issues of structural racism.

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“Clinton’s Story: Engaging Black Fathers in Home visiting:”

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The videos are available on the National Home Visiting Resource Center website. The NHVRC is led by James Bell Associates in partnership with the Urban Institute. Support is provided by the Heising-Simons Foundation and was previously provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Research Areas Families Race and equity Children and youth
Tags Children's health and development Father involvement Parenting Kids in context Racial inequities in health Early childhood home visiting
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population