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Paul Florsheim, PhD

  • Speaker Type: Birth & Beyond Symposium 2022
  • Country: United States

Paul Florsheim is a professor of public health at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and a Clinical Psychologist. He received his BA in History from Wesleyan University, an MA in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago, and a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Northwestern University. Dr. Florsheim’s research interests include public health approaches to supporting the development of adolescents and young adults, with a particular focus on healthy relations and the prevention of mental illness. He teaches courses at the that intersection of mental health and public health, including workshops on supporting young parents across the transition to parenthood. Dr. Florsheim has published over 50 journal articles and three books, including "Lost and Found: Young Fathers in the Age of Unwed Parenthood" and "The Young Parenthood Program: A Guide to Helping Young Mothers and Fathers Become Effective Co-parents, both published by Oxford University Press. Among his current research/intervention endeavors, Dr. Florsheim is co-directing the Father Inclusive Prenatal Care study in Chicago, which is funded by the Administration for Children and Families.

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Father Inclusive Prenatal Care: Coparenting Support for Expectant Fathers and Mothers
Father Inclusive Prenatal Care (FIPC) services are designed to provide expectant fathers with co-parenting support and parent education to help assure a successful transition to parenthood. We know that children are more likely to thrive when fathers are positively engaged in child-rearing. The two fundamental premises of the FIPC model are that: (1) many new fathers need support to successfully meet the interpersonal and psychological challenges of parenthood; and (2) prenatal clinics are well situated to address this need by expanding services to include expectant fathers. The FIPC approach begins with an engagement process that underscores the developmental significance of fatherhood, identifies what each father needs to prepare for parenthood, and tailors services to address those needs. The components of the FIPC program include communication skill building, psychoeducation about newborn care, and psychological support to help young men and women develop their identities as parents. This presentation will be delivered in three parts. Part one introduces the FIPC model, describing the step by step process of program delivery. Part two uses case material to demonstrate how to tailor FIPC services to individualized needs. Part three briefly describes ongoing research that supports the efficacy of the FIPC model.
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Presentations: 8  |  Hours / CE Credits: 8  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks