Paul Florsheim in Conversation with Wrenetha Julion: Lost and Found
Over the past few decades, there have been dramatic changes in the dynamics of family life as more children are born to unmarried parents. Drawing from their research with young parents in Chicago and Salt Lake City, Florsheim and Moore chronicle the lives of several fathers, as they transition to parenthood, weaving social history, developmental psychology and public health into their stories. Lost and Found: Young Fathers in the Age of Unwed Parenthood is written to be engaging and hopeful. It highlights the diversity of young fathers and concludes with an innovative proposal for father-inclusive prenatal care to help stabilize young families.
Paul Florsheim is a Professor of Community and Behavioral Health Promotion in the Joseph Zilber School of Public Health at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, where he teaches classes on public health and mental health. Dr. Florsheim, who received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from Northwestern, works with young fathers and mothers in Milwaukee, both as a researcher and a clinician. He also does research on child and adolescent mental health services and child abuse prevention.
Dr. Wrenetha Julion is Professor and Chairperson of the Women, Children & Family Nursing department at Rush University College of Nursing, where she developed the Building Bridges to Fatherhood program, designed by and for non-resident African American fathers to promote their positive and sustained involvement in the lives of their young children. She is also co-author of the Chicago Parent Program, a nationally recognized parent training program for at-risk families living in low-income, ethnic minority communities. Dr. Julion is committed to promoting diversity, inclusion and cultural competency in health care and health care professionals and is passionate about supporting the wellbeing of families of color.