You can't put a dollar amount on presence: Young, non-resident, low-income, african american fathers

Margaret Ofe Fleck, Diane Brage Hudson, Douglas A. Abbott, Allison M. Reisbig

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Aims and Objectives: The purpose of this transcendental phenomenological study was to describe the lived experiences of young, non-resident, low-income, African-American fathers. Methods: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with a convenience sample of 6 men enrolled in the Omaha Healthy Start, Fathers for a Lifetime Program. Results: The following themes were identified: (a) A Work in Progress: Fatherhood Investment; (b) A Little Island by Myself: Barriers to Fathering; (c) I'm Going to be There From Day One to Infinity: Presence; and (d) The Tomorrow Dad: Not Like my Dad. Barriers to fathering created resource-poor environments posing challenges to involvement. Conclusions: Dispelling the myth of the "hit-and-run" father or the "package deal" remains a concern for fathers and their children. Nurses can develop early assessment strategies and interventions to help African American fathers with their parenting involvement. Fathers can be encouraged to attend community-based fathering programs to increase investment opportunities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)225-240
Number of pages16
JournalComprehensive Child and Adolescent Nursing
Volume36
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2013

Fingerprint

Fathers
African Americans
Parenting
Islands
Nurses
Interviews

Keywords

  • African American
  • Father involvement
  • Fatherhood programs
  • Low-income
  • Non-resident fathers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics

Cite this

You can't put a dollar amount on presence : Young, non-resident, low-income, african american fathers. / Fleck, Margaret Ofe; Hudson, Diane Brage; Abbott, Douglas A.; Reisbig, Allison M.

In: Comprehensive Child and Adolescent Nursing, Vol. 36, No. 3, 09.2013, p. 225-240.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{39532dce278c4c9b8885c84ae116edd3,
title = "You can't put a dollar amount on presence: Young, non-resident, low-income, african american fathers",
abstract = "Aims and Objectives: The purpose of this transcendental phenomenological study was to describe the lived experiences of young, non-resident, low-income, African-American fathers. Methods: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with a convenience sample of 6 men enrolled in the Omaha Healthy Start, Fathers for a Lifetime Program. Results: The following themes were identified: (a) A Work in Progress: Fatherhood Investment; (b) A Little Island by Myself: Barriers to Fathering; (c) I'm Going to be There From Day One to Infinity: Presence; and (d) The Tomorrow Dad: Not Like my Dad. Barriers to fathering created resource-poor environments posing challenges to involvement. Conclusions: Dispelling the myth of the {"}hit-and-run{"} father or the {"}package deal{"} remains a concern for fathers and their children. Nurses can develop early assessment strategies and interventions to help African American fathers with their parenting involvement. Fathers can be encouraged to attend community-based fathering programs to increase investment opportunities.",
keywords = "African American, Father involvement, Fatherhood programs, Low-income, Non-resident fathers",
author = "Fleck, {Margaret Ofe} and Hudson, {Diane Brage} and Abbott, {Douglas A.} and Reisbig, {Allison M.}",
year = "2013",
month = "9",
doi = "10.3109/01460862.2013.818744",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "36",
pages = "225--240",
journal = "Comprehensive Child and Adolescent Nursing",
issn = "2469-4193",
publisher = "Taylor and Francis Ltd.",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - You can't put a dollar amount on presence

T2 - Young, non-resident, low-income, african american fathers

AU - Fleck, Margaret Ofe

AU - Hudson, Diane Brage

AU - Abbott, Douglas A.

AU - Reisbig, Allison M.

PY - 2013/9

Y1 - 2013/9

N2 - Aims and Objectives: The purpose of this transcendental phenomenological study was to describe the lived experiences of young, non-resident, low-income, African-American fathers. Methods: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with a convenience sample of 6 men enrolled in the Omaha Healthy Start, Fathers for a Lifetime Program. Results: The following themes were identified: (a) A Work in Progress: Fatherhood Investment; (b) A Little Island by Myself: Barriers to Fathering; (c) I'm Going to be There From Day One to Infinity: Presence; and (d) The Tomorrow Dad: Not Like my Dad. Barriers to fathering created resource-poor environments posing challenges to involvement. Conclusions: Dispelling the myth of the "hit-and-run" father or the "package deal" remains a concern for fathers and their children. Nurses can develop early assessment strategies and interventions to help African American fathers with their parenting involvement. Fathers can be encouraged to attend community-based fathering programs to increase investment opportunities.

AB - Aims and Objectives: The purpose of this transcendental phenomenological study was to describe the lived experiences of young, non-resident, low-income, African-American fathers. Methods: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with a convenience sample of 6 men enrolled in the Omaha Healthy Start, Fathers for a Lifetime Program. Results: The following themes were identified: (a) A Work in Progress: Fatherhood Investment; (b) A Little Island by Myself: Barriers to Fathering; (c) I'm Going to be There From Day One to Infinity: Presence; and (d) The Tomorrow Dad: Not Like my Dad. Barriers to fathering created resource-poor environments posing challenges to involvement. Conclusions: Dispelling the myth of the "hit-and-run" father or the "package deal" remains a concern for fathers and their children. Nurses can develop early assessment strategies and interventions to help African American fathers with their parenting involvement. Fathers can be encouraged to attend community-based fathering programs to increase investment opportunities.

KW - African American

KW - Father involvement

KW - Fatherhood programs

KW - Low-income

KW - Non-resident fathers

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84882774009&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84882774009&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.3109/01460862.2013.818744

DO - 10.3109/01460862.2013.818744

M3 - Article

C2 - 23902292

AN - SCOPUS:84882774009

VL - 36

SP - 225

EP - 240

JO - Comprehensive Child and Adolescent Nursing

JF - Comprehensive Child and Adolescent Nursing

SN - 2469-4193

IS - 3

ER -