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Parenting & Family Research Center


Fathers and Mothers in the Lives of Youth (F.A.M.I.L.Y.) Project

Principal Investigator Shauna Cooper.

Little is known about African American fathers’ parenting practices, particularly during the adolescent years. This investigation, which is funded by the National Science Foundation, examines parenting processes among a socio-demographically diverse sample of African American fathers. Importantly, this investigation explores how these parenting practices influence the academic and social adjustment of African American early adolescents.