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Figuring It Out for the Child initiative: Fostering coparenting in unmarried expectant African American parents.
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  • James P. McHale
  • Vikki T. Gaskin-Butler
  • Katherine McKay
  • Gypsy Gallardo
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James P. McHale

Vikki T. Gaskin-Butler

Document Type
Article
Publication Date
2013
Date Issued
2013-07-01
Date Available
2013-07-02
Disciplines
Abstract
Strong, positive coparenting alliances play adaptive functions in a wide variety of family systems. For unmarried, expectant parents in nonromantic relationships, impediments to developing a positive coparenting alliance are formidable. However, these obstacles must be overcome if unmarried fathers are to stay engaged and coparent their child together with their children's mothers. This article spotlights Figuring It Out for the Child (FIOC), a Brady Education Foundation-sponsored initiative for expectant unmarried first-time African American parents. FIOC builds on the expectant parents' often untapped and overlooked desires and resolve to create a positive life for their baby, and helps them build bridges to communicate, collaborate, and address obstacles to coparenting- whether they are co-resident or not. The authors highlight the travels of one remarkable family through the FIOC intervention in this article.
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Abstract only. Full-text article is available only through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in Zero to Three, July 2013, 17-22.

Language
en_US
Publisher
Zero to Three
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Citation Information
McHale, J.P., Gaskin-Butler, V, McKay, K. & Gallardo, G. (2013, July). Figuring It Out for the Child initiative: Fostering coparenting in unmarried expectant African American parents. Zero to Three, 17-22.