"Changing for My Kid" : Fatherhood Experiences of Mexican-Origin Teen Fathers Involved in the Justice System.

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Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
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Parra-Cardona, José Rubén.
Sharp, Elizabeth A.
Wampler, Richard S.
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A descriptive phenomenological study was conducted with six adolescent fathers of Mexican origin on juvenile probation for a variety of serious offenses. All participants successfully completed a parenting program designed especially for teen fathers. In a series of consecutive in-depth interviews, teen fathers were asked to discuss their experiences as fathers. Four phenomena were identified from the data: (a) not giving up and deciding to be a dad, (b) figuring out my relationships after becoming a father, (c) wanting to be a good father, and (d) wanting to be Brown and a father. Findings challenge negative stereotypes associated with Mexican-origin teen fathers engaged in delinquent behaviors and describe the ways in which fatherhood became an important positive motivator in the lives of participants. (Author abstract)

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