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The Dedicated African American Dad Study
The purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness of the Building Bridges to Fatherhood (BBTF) program. BBTF was developed by and for African American fathers to help them maintain strong, loving and consistent relationships with their children. The BBTF program will be compared to a Financial Literacy Program in a sample of 180 fathers recruited from the Chicagoland area. The intervention groups will be assigned randomly.
In order to participate you must meet the following criteria:
- Be a father of a child age 2-6.
- Be African-American.
- Live apart from your child.
- Want to participate in a fatherhood program for African-American fathers.
You will be excluded from the study if any of the following criteria apply to you:
- Are abusive, neglectful, or violent against the child or the child’s mother.
This is a partial list of inclusion and exclusion criteria.
If you are interested in this research study, click here to complete a study interest form.