Engaging and Involving Fathers in a Child's Life and in the Child Welfare Case. (Article in Bringing Back the Dads: Engaging Non-Resident Fathers in the Child Welfare System.)

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Journal Name
Protecting Children
Journal Volume
24
Journal Issue
2
Page Count
11
Year Published
2009
Author (Individual)
Raichel, Jill.
Resource Type
Journal Article
Resource Format
Unbound
Resource Language
English

Reasons behind fathers' lack of involvement in their children's lives, especially children involved in the child welfare system, are explored, as well as strategies caseworkers can use to involve fathers in child welfare cases. Strategies are discussed for contacting fathers, using a team effort to engagement, developing creative visits between father and child, and supporting quality time. Additional techniques to use with military, incarcerated, and out-of-area fathers are explained. 8 references.

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