Risk, Resilience, and Depression in Fathers from Diverse Backgrounds

Webinar //


May 26 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST


Fathers are important members of the family unit. However, research studies in the fields of family psychology and maternal and child health have historically not included dads, especially those from low-income and diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds. While this is slowly beginning to change, many research gaps still exist regarding paternal health and well-being.

This webinar, final in the Maternal Mental Health Month webinar series from the Partnership for Maternal & Child Health, will present research findings from the Community and Child Health Network, a National Institute of Health-funded, community-based participatory research project that investigated racial/ethnic disparities in maternal and child health in five sites across the United States. This talk will:

  • describe how paternal depression negatively affects the father and family.
  • identify risk factors for depression in low-income Black and Latino fathers.
  • discuss resilience resources that may protect fathers from depression.
  • recommend practical solutions for improving paternal mental health and familial well-being.

Questions? Contact Irina Ventura.