Jeffrey Shears is the Inaugural Chair of the Moynihan Institute of Fatherhood Research and Policy. He is also a professor in the School of Social Work at Charlotte. Dr. Shears earned his BSW and Masters in Education Administration from North Carolina A&T State University and his PhD in Social Work from the University of Denver. His research interest is fathers' influence on child development, intergenerational fathering, and fathering in African American communities. He has an extensive list of academic publications on fathering featured in national and internationally refereed journals.
The Moynihan Institute for Research and Policy will look to provide descriptive and explanatory research and policy positions on issues that impact Black families from the perspective of fathers.
Look more into Dr. Shears' position as the Co-Director of the Moynihan Institute on Fatherhood Policy.
"I have three daughters. It's been a super rewarding experience to nurture my girls and see them be successful in all their endeavors."
This seminar is about encouraging and equipping men to have a long-term impact on their children and family.
Dr. Shears is a highly sought after speaker who has been a keynote speaker and conference presenter. His topics include “7 skills of an effect father,” “Dads and daughters”, “Why fathers are important in the lives of children”, and “Effective Co-parenting”.
Many agencies and staff that work with families are much more comfortable interacting with mothers and children. However, to be more impactful with families, agency staff need to be able to work with men in these families. Dr. Shears provides a one day training that helps to increase an agencies capacity to work with fathers. This training has successfully impacted how agencies work with fathers and has increased the knowledge and improved the attitudes on working with men in families.