The role of fathers in rebuilding the Black Community | Dr. Joan speaks with Ken Gordon Part 1

In the United States, 25% of all fathers live in residences apart from their biological children 18 years and under. The role of fathers in the Black community has been overshadowed due to the number of Black households without fathers.  Despite this fact, the role of fathers in the Black community cannot be overemphasized. Fathers play a significant role in providing, protecting, and rebuilding the community.

In this episode of Hey, I’m Listening, Ken Gordons about The Role of Fathers in Rebuilding the Black Community.

Ken Gordon is a business executive, pastor, husband, father, award-winning author, and community servant. He is a highly sought-after speaker on leadership, public service, civil rights, and parenting. He and his wife live in an empty nest in Charlotte, NC, and have four “adulting” children, two precious grandchildren, and a cockapoo.

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What you can expect from this episode

00:00 Black History Month Introduction | Welcome and Introduction

01:35 What was destroyed, who did the destruction and what was the motivation?

08:20 How are the fathers supposed to protect?

10:12 How can men protect families by healing

12:40 What is it about talking and healing that is so difficult for men?

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About Dr. Joan

Dr. Joan Samuels-Dennis, Ph.D., is an award-winning Canadian speaker and authority on trauma recovery, reconciliation, and forgiveness. Joan has specialized in promoting the mental health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities for over a decade through her groundbreaking trauma recovery strategy, The Forgiveness Method.

Her career as an individual, couples and family psychotherapist has helped countless people heal from their past, transform their mental health, overcome challenges, and reclaim their lives.

In 2016, she founded Becoming Inc., and in 2020 she founded the Village of Peace not-for-profit organization. Dr. Joan is the author of 490: Forgive and Live fearlessly, Forgive: Master The Art of Letting Go, and Becoming the Journey to Love, and the mind behind the revolutionary new therapeutic modality and certification “The Forgiveness Method” launching in 2023.

Dr. Joan is a Jamaican-Canadian Toronto native who lives in the beautiful community of Kamloops, B.C., alongside her loving husband and family.

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