This book offers chapters by different authors discussing their experiences with group therapy and interventions encouraging fathers to play a greater role in their children's lives and practice other positive family behaviors. Small groups have the greatest potential to affect such changes for a number of reasons, the editors write, possibly because most social behavior occurs in small groups. Such groups are more effective in enhancing learning and create positive interdependence among members, especially in faith-based interventions. The editors also recognize the importance of the Internet in disseminating educational and interventional materials for fathers, families and social workers, and for providing support. Chapters also examine such topics as anger management; interventions and counseling African American men and Caribbean immigrants; parent education for fathers in prison; Internet-based education; visitation issues; faith-based approaches; legal supports for fathers; and research involving fathers in high-risk families. 17 references.
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