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Fatherhood During the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Tova Walsh, Darryl Davidson, Shawna Lee, and Derek Miller
  • November 04 2021
  • W83-2021

Tova WalshDarryl DavidsonShawna LeeDerek Miller

Tova Walsh, Sandra Rosenbaum School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Darryl Davidson, Community Engagement Director, City of Milwaukee
Shawna Lee, Professor of Social Work, University of Michigan
Derek Miller, 4Dad Fatherhood Initiative, Department of Health & Community Services, Kalamazoo, MI 

Fathers and families have experienced many changes and disruptions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Research demonstrates that the effects of these changes have been mixed—some fathers have been able to spend more time with their children, while others have had less opportunity to do so. This webinar explores some of the ways that fathers’ roles and responsibilities shifted during the pandemic. The presenters discuss father involvement in childcare and support for virtual learning, as well as ways that the pandemic heightened existing challenges for low-income and noncustodial fathers. They offer insights from their practice and research, and highlight the supports that fathers may need to maintain positive changes or recover from negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The webinar was co-produced with the Wisconsin Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board.

Recording of the Webinar


Family & Partnering, Family Structure, Justice System, Justice System General, Parenting, Place, Place General


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