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The importance of the father in a child's life has always been known but UNC Charlotte Professor Dr. Jeffrey Shears set out to understand the exact impact a father can have on his children. He found some fascinating results as well as some sobering news. Dr. Shears recently completed a summit on fatherhood. He and other panel members share what they learned about a dad's impact on family as well as some practical ideas on what local, state and federal authorities can do to improve fatherhood when Charlotte Talks.

Dr. Jeffrey Shears
- Associate Professor, Dept. of Social Work, UNC Charlotte
Kelly Williamson - Senior Case Manager of the Safe Journey Parents as Teachers Program through Communities In Schools of Charlotte-Mecklenburg
Rod Garvin - Director of Member Engagement for the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce

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