Paul Florsheim can discuss what can help keep young fathers involved in the lives of their children when parents are not married and live apart.
Forty percent of babies in the United States are born to unwed parents, a family situation that increases the likelihood that young fathers will not have a positive presence in their children’s lives. Most young fathers want to become good partners and parents. But many young dads need institutional support to prepare for the challenges that come with raising a child, similar to the needs of young mothers. Paul Florsheim can provide insight into the experiences and struggles of young fathers. He can also discuss an innovative prenatal care model involving the expectant father that can help with the transition.