Fathers can play an important role in child development and family functioning. This study sought to understand how a fathers’ friends may influence his health behaviors and involvement with his children. We conducted an egocentric social network study, interviewing young fathers about their social networks to assess how the social norms, communication, and influence of network members influence their sexual risk and their parenting behavior and involvement.
The community partner for this project was Children’s Community Programs of Connecticut (CCPC).
Funded by the Community Research Partnership Program of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA).