ERIC Number: ED040260
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Model for Working with Black Fathers. Research Report; Volume 6, Number 11, 1969 (Revised March 1970).
Tuck, Samuel, Jr.
An indirect approach may best mobilize many black fathers to provide much of the emotional and positive experiences necessary for the development of their children. A program should establish a "trust working relationship" with a few fathers, have them recruit other fathers, establish father-child activities related to other than everyday concerns, have child activities planned by their fathers, and have the fathers actively involve their wives in group activities. These guidelines were suggested by a pilot project conducted at a preschool center (the King Family Center), located on the near West Side of Chicago. The purpose of the project was to explore potential strengths through which to encourage maximal development in children within the context of the father-child relationship. These guidelines were realized in two phases: the organization of the fathers' group, and the provision of activities for their children. (JM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Martin L. King Family Center, Chicago, IL.; Institute for Juvenile Research, Chicago, IL.
Identifiers: Illinois; Martin Luther King Family Center IL
Note: Paper presented at the American Orthopsychiatric Association meeting, San Francisco, Calif., March 1970