Tyrone M. Parchment, PhD, LCSW, joined Boston College School of Social Work faculty in 2018. His academic training and research experience provided him with an excellent background in rigorous methodological, conceptual, and statistical research training in social science and social work practice that can be applied at the domestic and international levels. Dr. Parchment’s research program is informed by almost a decade of direct practice and research experience that focuses on family behavioral health with an emphasis on male caregiving/fathers among racially and ethnically marginalized communities both in the United States and internationally.
His scholarly interests lie in four areas: (1) investigating the ways in which gender, familial, cultural and other psychosocial, contextual factors influence male caregiving in families; (2) exploring of the unique indirect and direct contributions that paternal male involvement has on child behavioral and mental health; (3) documenting the various roles male caregivers/fathers play in the lives of children and families; and (4) developing applied theoretically grounded paternal/male interventions for improving children’s behavioral and mental health outcomes.
Prior to coming to BCSSW, Dr. Parchment has extensive experience working on family-based research projects in the United States and South Africa including a youth development and mental health support program for high school students. He is a licensed clinical social worker in New York and plans to continue collaborating with Boston’s community-based organizations.
Parchment, T. M., Small, L, Osuji, H., Bhana, A., & McKay, M. (2016). Familial and contextual influences on child pro-social behavior: South African caregivers as adult protective shields in increasing child mental health. Global Social Welfare: Research Policy & Practice, 3(1), 1-10. doi: 10.1007/s40609-016-0042-8.
Parchment, T.M., Jones, J., Del-Villar, Z., Small, L. & McKay, M. (2016). Integrating positive youth development and clinical care to enhance high school achievement for young people of color. Journal of Public Mental Health, 15(1), 1-13. doi: 10.1108/JPMH-08-2015-0038.
Bornheimer, L. A., Acri, M., Parchment, T., & McKay, M. (2018). Provider attitudes, organizational readiness for change, and uptake of research supported treatment. Research on Social Work Practice. [Epub ahead of print].
Osuji, H., Nabunya, P., Byansi, W., Parchment, T.M., Ssewamala, F., McKay, M.M., & Huang, K.Y. (in press). Social support and school outcomes of adolescents orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS living in South Western Uganda. Vulnerable Children & Youth Studies.
Stephens, T., Parchment, T. M., Gopalan, G., Burton, G., McKay, M., Ortiz, A. (2017). Assessing the needs of recently unified families from foster care: A parent perspective. Child Welfare, 9(6), 9-37.
Stephens, T., Akua, N., Parchment, T. M. & McKay, M. (2015). Meeting the needs of children and families with communication and other developmental disabilities in Accra, Ghana – An assessment of the AwaaWaa2 community based program. Global Social Welfare: Research Policy & Practice, 2(3), 111-118. doi: 10.1007/s40609-015-0033-1.
2016 – present SMART (Strengthening Mental Health And Research Training) Africa Center SMART Africa Global Fellow
The purpose of this NIMH funded research center grant is to address the need of the development and scale-up of evidence-based behavioral health services for children and youth in African countries. The fellowship is intended to support global fellows in Strengthening Mental Health And Research Training as it relates to Sub-Saharan African countries.