Document Type

Conceptual Paper

Degree Name

Master of Social Welfare (MSW)


Social Work

First Advisor

Youseung Kim


This study explores the effects that African American fathers have on their son. The type of African American fathers that were examined were those that were nonresidential and those that were active in their son's education. These areas were both individually analyzed to completely understand them. The similarities and differences were discussed to determine if there is or is not a commonality and correlation between them. The information that was retrieved does help establish an argument that these factors have an impact on the son's lives individually and combined, The findings of this research propose that fathers are a determining factor in how their sons succeed in life and there is a need for social workers to be sensitive to that idea,

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