The Black Parenting Project 2012 is a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) funded study conducted by University of Maryland professor of family science Dr. Mia Smith Bynum and her team of researchers. Dr. Smith Bynum's team is working with families in the greater Washington D.C. area.

The Black Parenting Project's purpose is to learn more about how African American mothers and their teenage children deal with various everyday issues that many African American families face. This project focuses on African American parenting, parent-teen relationships, and how African American parents talk to their children about race. Our hope is to use this information to develop programs and inform public policy that will help African American families who may be dealing with these issues.

Mothers who are interested in participating in the Black Parenting Project 2012 should visit our page on Facebook.