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Patrick J. Patterson, MSW, MPH is President of Global Partners for Fathers and Families Consulting, LLC, a firm that specializes in growing the capacity and funding for agencies focused on empowering fathers, men, and boys.  As a fund development expert, Patrick has written and led grant writing efforts that have successfully resulted in more than $55 Million in grant awards from Federal, State, and Private Foundation funding sources, including multi-million dollar Federal grant awards during both President George W. Bush & President Barack Obama Administrations.

As an expert at working with fathers, men, and boys, Patrick has been a featured fatherhood keynote, workshop leader or trainer in 43 states, the US Virgin Islands and 5 different countries. He currently serves as a fatherhood consultant to Wake County Human Services, Vance County DSS, Ohio Dept. of Youth Services, and the NFL Players Association and works closely with the NBA’s Chicago Bulls.

He earned a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Benedict College (Columbia, SC) and dual Masters degrees in Social Work and Public Health from the University of South Carolina.

Recently, Mr. Patterson was on Black Men Talking™ … A Digital Journey About The Lives Of Black Men ….

During the conversation, Mr. Patterson talked about:

– Being born and grew up in Columbia, South Carolina in the projects with a father that was in and out of prison until he was born (he is the third of four kids)
– Some of his father’s challenges with various addictions and how that period of his life effected his life and his life as a father
– What his mother instilled in him
– If he would change anything about his childhood
– His life before he started helping fathers, men and boys
– His father’s love for him and his father wanting to stay connected to him
– Knowing when his wife was the one for him from back in high school
– His first five years of serving fathers and the moment that it changed
– His thoughts on the state of fathers
– The fact that many fathers being lonely
– Being a father today compared to when he was a young father
– The state of boys today
– Black fatherhood and racism, Black fathers and the Black family
– Black fatherhood today versus a generation ago
– Some of his thoughts on young Black fathers
– Most men look for three things: approval, appreciation, respect
– The importance of a father’s relationship with their father

You can find out more about Mr. Patterson:

Global Partners for Fathers and Families Consulting, LLC
Global Partners for Fathers and Families Consulting, LLC – Facebook
Global Partners for Fathers and Families Consulting, LLC – Twitter
Instagram – Patrick Patterson

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