Fathers Incorporated Launches the Moynihan Institute for Fatherhood Research & Policy
The launch was announced at the Virtual Townhall "The Blueprint"
In 2015, Fathers Incorporated with the Urban Institute and the Open Society Foundations' Campaign for Black Male Achievement, revisited the 1965 U.S. Department of Labor report, The Negro Family: The Case for National Action, more commonly known as the "Moynihan Report." With a 16-year history as a nationally recognized fatherhood promotion organization, Fathers Incorporated (FI), announced the launch of The Moynihan Institute for Research and Policy (https://www.fathersincorporated.com/
The consequences of these issues identified by the Moynihan report are far-reaching and impact generations. Kenneth Braswell, CEO of Fathers Incorporated explains, "It's time to set a "new" starting point for examining, understanding, servicing, and promoting Black fatherhood in 2020. We believe it begins with "reimagining"
"We're moving past the Moynihan report's mere identification of the issues facing the Black family to the research and policy implications of the role of fathers in ameliorating these issues in Black families," says Dr. Jeffery Shears, Co-Chair of the Moynihan Institute.
Although the Institute does not agree with all that is proffered in the Moynihan Report, we recognize the document as a critical reference point to the issues that impact Black families. Our sole purpose is to empower Black families and communities through research and policy that focuses on fathers. "We began this work several years ago and the effort or reimagining Black Fathers and their families remains as relevant today as it was in 1965," says Dr. Stacey Bouchet, Co-Chair of the Moynihan Institute.
FI is a leader in the fatherhood field and is known for its national and local outreach focused on improving father engagement in the lives of children. FI believes that the presence or absence of fathers shapes the way children view the world and interact with people and that fathers are an essential element in successful families and thriving, stable, healthy communities.
For more information and a copy of The Blueprint Report visit https://www.fathersincorporated.com/
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