Welcome to the A.F.A.R Podcast, brought to you by Fathers UpLift, the world's first Preternal Mental Health Clinic & Substance Abuse Facility. Our podcast is about providing strategies and insights to help you manage your emotions, navigate parenthood, and prioritize the mental health of People Of Color. Our team of experts and guests will guide you through the challenges and triumphs of fatherhood while sharing practical tools and resources to help you thrive. Tune in and join the conversation!
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61: Power of Mentorship - (The Charles & Samantha Effect)
In this inspiring episode of the A.F.A.R Podcast, we focus on the importance of mentorship for Black individuals. Join us as we explore the transformative impact of mentorship, its potential to uplift and empower, and its significance in fostering personal and professional growth within the Black community.
Throughout the episode, we'll discuss the following:
The role of mentorship in overcoming systemic barriers and challenges Black individuals face.
The benefits of mentorship include increased confidence, expanded networks, and improved problem-solving skills.
Real-life success stories from Black individuals who have benefited from mentorship, showcasing its potential to create lasting change.
Tips and strategies for finding and nurturing a mentor-mentee relationship and ways to give back by becoming a mentor yourself.
Tune in to this uplifting and informative episode as we delve into the significance of mentorship for Black individuals, available on all major podcast platforms. Join the conversation and learn how you, too, can become an agent of positive change through mentorship. If you're interested in being a guest on A.F.A.R, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you in the episode!
60: Black Media and Entertainment - "Queen Vassar"
Join us on the A.F.A.R Podcast this week as we continue our commitment to consistently releasing episodes every Wednesday at 11 am! In today's episode, we're excited to welcome guest host Athena Davis to explore the representation of People of Color (P.O.C) in Media and Entertainment.
Together with Athena, we'll take a deep dive into the historical context of P.O.C representation, discuss the industry's current state, and analyze the impact of media portrayals on society. We'll also cover the efforts being made to improve representation, the intersection of media with other social justice movements, and share personal stories and experiences from industry professionals.
Don't miss this enlightening discussion on P.O.C. representation in media and entertainment. Tune in on all major podcast platforms and join us as we strive to change the industry positively. If you're interested in being a guest on A.F.A.R, contact us at email@example.com. See you in the episode!
59: Black Feminism - "What!! You don't need a man?"
In this week's episode of the A.F.A.R Podcast, we're back and better than ever! Join us every Wednesday at 11 am as we delve into fascinating discussions on mental health, parenthood, and the unique experiences of People of Color. This week, we're honored to have Athena Davis as our guest, a prominent voice in the world of Black feminism.
Together with Athena, we'll explore the core principles of Black feminism and its impact on families and communities. Learn how to empower and uplift Black women, embrace intersectionality, and foster a more inclusive and supportive environment for everyone.
You can find our podcast on all major platforms, so don't miss out on this enlightening conversation. If you're interested in being a guest on A.F.A.R, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you in the episode!
58: Social Worker On the Ground - "D.C.F vs. FUL"
Welcome to the Afar Podcast! In this episode, we’ll be discussing the challenges faced by the Department of Children and Families (DCF) in Boston and the impact on families and children in need. We’ll explore high caseloads, a lack of resources, racial disparities, transparency and accountability concerns, and slow reunification with families.
To help us understand these complex issues, we’ll be joined by Shante Leathers-Idowu, a licensed clinical social worker who previously worked at DCF, and Shakina Coplin, a clinician at Fathers UpLift. We’ll delve into their experiences on the ground, working with families in difficult situations, and gain insight into the vital role that social workers play in supporting those in need.
But our conversation doesn’t end there. We’ll also be exploring the myth and stereotypes surrounding absent fathers and redefining fatherhood. Fathers UpLift, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to providing resources and support to fathers and families, and we’ll hear from Shakina on how they are making a difference in their community.
Join us for an eye-opening episode of the Afar Podcast as we discuss the challenges facing child welfare agencies, the role of social workers, and the importance of redefining fatherhood.
57: All About Love - "Can Men Express Love?"
This week the Fathers' Uplift team discusses love, self-love, and the importance of expressing your love and your appreciation of others. Love isn't always such an easy emotion for us men to show due to influences of culture and perceptions of "masculinity." Today we discuss how to not be afraid to show love to others as men, which helps us to open up to our peers, our communities, and our families.
It's another episode of our Kings' Dilemmas series, helping Kings navigate the dilemmas they face as leaders so they can make the best decisions for themselves, their families, and their communities.
56: Exploring Who We Are
This week the Fathers' Uplift Team discusses cultural identity, the meaning of our cultural roots, backgrounds, nationalities, and what factors influence and shape our view of each other’s cultures.
This is another episode of our Kings' Dilemmas series, helping Kings navigate the dilemmas they face as leaders so they can make the best decisions for themselves, their family, and their communities. We're glad to have you tuning in!