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Engaging Black Fathers in Home Visiting

Project: National Home Visiting Resource Center

Dads can spur early development and learning in their children, simply by being part of their lives. Opportunities exist for home visiting programs to strengthen their work related to fatherhood enrollment and engagement, particularly among dads of color.

This two-part video series features Clinton Boyd, Jr., Ph.D., a fatherhood researcher and former home visitor. Part 1, “Overcoming Stereotypes and Structural Racism,” sets the stage for common challenges faced by Black fathers, both in the home visiting context and society. In Part 2, “Solutions for the Field,” Boyd outlines potential strategies for more effectively engaging Black fathers in home visiting programs.