Bookstore Event: Paul Florsheim '83, P'14, "Lost and Found", in conversation with Anthony Gay (Canceled)

Thursday, April 2, 2020
7:00 PM (ET)
Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
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Paul Florsheim '83, P'14 will discuss his recent book, Lost and Found: Young Fathers in the Age of Unwed Parenthood, in conversation with Anthony Gay.
Over the past few decades, there have been dramatic changes in the dynamics of family life as more children are born to unmarried parents. Drawing from their research with young parents in Chicago and Salt Lake City, Florsheim and Moore chronicle the lives of several fathers, as they transition to parenthood, weaving social history, developmental psychology and public health into their stories.
Lost and Found highlights the diversity of young fathers and concludes with an innovative proposal for father-inclusive prenatal care to help stabilize young families. It provides an engaging and hopeful perspective on fathers and their families in America.
Paul Florsheim is a clinical psychologist and professor in the Joseph Zilber School of Public Health at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, where he teaches classes on public health and mental health. He continues to work with young fathers and mothers as a researcher and clinician. Paul is a graduate of Wesleyan University and best known for being the father of Middletown’s Mayor and the Mayor’s brothers, Sam and Nathan. His The Young Parenthood Program (Oxford, 2014) is a practical guide for clinicians working with young fathers and mothers. Dr. Florsheim graduated from Wesleyan in 1983 with a degree in history. His son, Ben Florsheim, is a 2014 Wesleyan graduate and currently serves as mayor of Middletown, Connecticut.
Anthony Gay is a proud father, loving husband, and social work supervisor at the Connecticut Department of Family and Families. He has been committed to improving communities by advocating for fatherhood services in all systems. He is a strong advocate for fathers becoming and staying involved in their children lives and presents on various fatherhood related topics throughout the East Coast. He is the creator of the Dads Matter Too Movement and has received regional acclaim for his work to increase awareness about the impact fatherlessness. Fatherhood is his passion and plans to keep working with and for fathers to improve the quality of life for children, families and the community.






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