"Mastering The Father In You"
Fathers are needed, especially in the black and brown community. Research shows that fathers are crucial to the intellectual, emotional, and social development of children (Wackerman 1996), and it is essential to reduce the “fathering” void as research shows fatherlessness does harm in the lives of adolescents (Rodney & Mupier 1999). Another major component of father absenteeism is incarceration. In most prisons, black and brown skin prisoners outnumber every other ethnicity. This is a classic problem that must be fixed.
The Fatherhood Mastery was created to help change the way men of color are culturally and socially perceived on the topic of fatherhood and manhood in America and around the world. Not all men of color are absent fathers, not all men of color are incapable of providing, nurturing, and protecting their children, families, and communities. There are men in this population giving their best effort and going above and beyond for the ones they love.
Combining spirituality, evidence-based research, parenting education, and applied family science, the Fatherhood Mastery is a resource used to educate the population and help men of color master their positioning as fathers.
To create a network for men that combines evidence-based research, parent education tools, and programs to help end father absenteeism in the lives of these men and their children.
To help men realize their roles as fathers and leaders in their family and how they can impact their community and society.
To bring awareness to men, especially men of color, that they are important and their presence is needed as fathers, leaders, and protectors in the community and society.