Successful Black Men From AbsentFather Homes and Their Resilient Single Mothers: A Phenomenological Study Academic Article uri icon


  • The phenomenon of absent fathers is a common occurrence in today's homes that appears to be escalating, especially in Black households across the United States. The purpose of this study was to describe the lived experiences of successful Black men who were raised in absentfather homes as well as the lived experiences of their resilient single mothers. The authors share themes that captured the participants' experiences and provide recommendations for community counselors, school counselors, and counselor educators.El fenmeno de padres ausentes es una situacin comn en los hogares actuales que parece estar en crecimiento, especialmente en hogares de familias negras en Estados Unidos. El propsito de este estudio era describir las experiencias vividas por hombres negros exitosos que fueron educados en hogares con padres ausentes, adems de las experiencias vividas por sus resilientes madres solteras. Los autores comparten temas que capturaron las experiencias de los participantes y proporcionan recomendaciones para consejeros comunitarios, consejeros en escuelas y capacitadores de consejeros.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development

author list (cited authors)

  • Wilson, A. D., Henriksen, R. C., Bustamante, R., & Irby, B.

citation count

  • 8

publication date

  • July 2016