Strengthening African American Families: Dr. Cassandra Bolar on Fatherhood and Relationship Health
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by Kenneth Braswell
1d ago
Welcome to another thought-provoking episode of the "I Am Dad" podcast, where we delve into the intricacies of fatherhood, parenting, and family well-being. I’m your host, Kenneth Braswell, and today we are honored to have with us Dr. Cassandra Bolar, a distinguished researcher, educator, and clinical expert whose work has significantly impacted the African American community and beyond. Dr. Bolar’s research employs an ecological approach to understand how contextual factors influence father involvement, intimate relationships, and familial functioning within the African American community. Sh ..read more
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Exploring Manhood in Crisis: Dr. Nazsa S. Baker Discusses Masculinity and Recovery Among Disabled Black Men
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by Kenneth Braswell
1w ago
TODAY we ARE going to explore the intricacies of fatherhood, masculinity, and the societal challenges that shape them. We're honored to have Dr. Nazsa S. Baker with us to delve into her groundbreaking research, "Protect and Provide: Perceptions of Manhood and Masculinities Among Disabled Violently Injured Black Men in a Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Program." Dr. Baker, a distinguished scholar at the New Jersey Gun Violence Research Center and an Assistant Professor at Gwynedd Mercy University, brings a wealth of knowledge from her extensive work on urban health disparities, violence an ..read more
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Women in Fatherhood Services: A Journey with Avis Files
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by Kenneth Braswell
1w ago
In this special episode of the "I Am Dad Podcast," we have the privilege of sitting down with the remarkable Avis Denise Files, a trailblazer in the field of responsible fatherhood and family strengthening. Join us as we delve into the inspiring journey of this dedicated Program Director, Facilitator, and Entrepreneur, whose unwavering commitment to empowering fathers and building healthy families has earned her widespread recognition and admiration. Through candid conversation and heartfelt anecdotes, Avis shares insights gleaned from her extensive experience working in areas such as domestic ..read more
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Unraveling the Tapestry of Young Fatherhood in the UK with Dr Anna Tarrant
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by Kenneth Braswell
2w ago
Join us on the "I AM DAD" Podcast where we have the honor of introducing Anna Tarrant, a Professor of Sociology and an esteemed voice in the field of fatherhood research. As the Director of the 'Following Young Fathers Further' study and head of the new Centre for Innovation in Fatherhood and Family Research at the University of Lincoln, Anna is at the forefront of shaping the discourse around young fatherhood. With a keen focus on the parenting journeys and support needs of young fathers, particularly in low-income families, her work is pivotal in driving policy and practice to better support ..read more
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Harmony in Healing: Jordan Holmes on Art, Advocacy, and the Power of Vulnerability
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by Kenneth Braswell
1M ago
In this episode of the I Am Dad podcast, host Kenneth Braswell interviews Jordan Holmes, also known as Dexter Spitz, talks about his work as a scientist, musician, spoken word artist, and entrepreneur. They discuss Jordan's journey and his recent How Men Cry Movement, which aims to reshape conversations around masculinity, vulnerability, and mental health. Jordan emphasizes the importance of creating safe spaces for men to express their emotions and shares his own experiences with therapy and healing. He also highlights the value of nature and motion in promoting mental well-being. The convers ..read more
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Policy Meets Parenthood: Shaneen Moore's Crusade for Equity in Child Support
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by Kenneth Braswell
1M ago
In this episode of the I Am Dad podcast, host Kenneth Braswell interviews Shaneen Moore, a PhD student and advocate for policy reform in the child support system. Moore's research focuses on the racial implications of Minnesota's child support program and how it affects families on a systematic level. She emphasizes the need for greater empathy and understanding in the mechanisms that shape the lives of countless families. The conversation delves into the complexities of fatherhood, particularly for black fathers and black daughters, and the need for policy changes to better serve families. Mo ..read more
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Fatherhood Unveiled: Rob Kenney's Journey from Abandonment to Internet Dad
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by Kenneth Braswell
1M ago
Rob Kenney, the creator of the YouTube channel "Dad, How Do I?" shares his personal story and the inspiration behind his channel in an interview with Kenneth Braswell on the I Am Dad podcast. Rob grew up without a father and made a promise to himself to be a devoted father to his own children. He extended his fatherly guidance to the world through his YouTube channel, providing essential life skills and lessons to those who were missing a father figure in their lives. The channel went viral during the pandemic and now has millions of subscribers. Rob discusses the impact of his work, the chall ..read more
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Shaping Futures: Dr. Alvin Thomas on Revolutionizing Black Fatherhood by Rewriting the Narrative
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by Kenneth Braswell
2M ago
In this episode of the I Am Dad podcast, host Kenneth Braswell interviews Dr. Alvin Thomas, a clinical psychologist and assistant professor of Human Development and Family Studies. Dr. Thomas discusses his work at the intersection of positive child and youth development and father involvement, with a focus on black children and black fathers. He explains the importance of challenging the negative narratives surrounding black fathers and highlighting their positive contributions to their families and communities. Dr. Thomas also emphasizes the need to address the mental health of black men and ..read more
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Richard Barr Roots of Fatherhood: Richard Barr on Trust, Faith, and Transforming Communities
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by Kenneth Braswell
2M ago
In this episode of the I Am Dad podcast, host Kenneth Braswell interviews Richard Barr, a fatherhood advocate and pastor. They discuss the importance of storytelling and the power of hearing personal stories to understand the why behind people's experiences. Richard shares his own story of growing up with a strong father figure and how it shaped his appreciation for fatherhood. They also discuss the challenges of doing fatherhood work in different communities, including urban and rural areas, and the need to understand the cultural nuances of each community. They emphasize the importance of tr ..read more
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The Unvarnished Truth: Janks Morton on Shaping Black Narratives in Film and Fatherhood
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by Kenneth Braswell
2M ago
Dive deep into a compelling discussion on the "I AM DAD" Podcast with Janks Morton, an acclaimed filmmaker and advocate for authentic representation of African-American experiences. As he converses with Kenneth Braswell, we peel back the layers of societal narratives surrounding Black fathers, families, and the crucial role of media in shaping public perception. Morton's passionate approach to storytelling challenges and rectifies misconceptions, inspiring a shift toward positive and truthful portrayals. Tune in for a transformative dialogue that redefines the essence of fatherhood and the pow ..read more
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