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Faculty Research The African American
Co-parenting Research Study

Project Summary:

The purpose of the African American Co-parenting Research Study is to understand parenting processes and experiences among African American parents who are not married, but still working together to raise their child/children. The aim is to better understand how parents can have a healthy relationship as they help their children to grow and thrive.  Focus group research will be used to capture the voices of participants living the co-parenting experience.


To qualify participants must:

  • Identify as African American
  • Be actively parenting their biological child who is in grades 7-12.
  • Share parenting responsibility with the biological parent of their biological child in grades K-12.
  • Not currently be romantically involved with the parent of this child.

Participants are asked to:

  • Contribute to a virtual focus group sharing their experience regarding various issues related to co-parenting
  • Allocate 1.5-2 hours to participate in a focus group with 4-6 other parents.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of the other participants


One randomly selected (via raffle) participant in each group will receive a $100 gift card!

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Grange Headshot

Christina M. Grange, PhD
Department of Psychology
Phone: 678-466-4732

**To learn more and/or get involved email or text/call (916) 292-5407**