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

abstract

  • © 2016 American Counseling Association. All rights reserved. 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 absent-father 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 fenómeno de padres ausentes es una situación común en los hogares actuales que parece estar en crecimiento, especialmente en hogares de familias negras en Estados Unidos. El propósito de este estudio era describir las experiencias vividas por hombres negros exitosos que fueron educados en hogares con padres ausentes, además 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.

author list (cited authors)

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

citation count

  • 5

publication date

  • July 2016

publisher