Engaging Fathers in Child Welfare Practice. (Chapter 14 in Walking This Path Together: Anti-Racist and Anti-Oppressive Child Welfare Practice.)

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Brown, Leslie.
Strega, Susan.
Dominelli, Lena.
Walmsley, Christopher.
Callahan, Marilyn.
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Barriers to engaging fathers in child welfare practice are explored, as well as the dangers of adopting a practice model that uncritically embraces fathers. Perspectives from fathers are shared and practices are proposed that align with the following principles: acknowledge their existence, understand there are different ways to be a father, violence does not necessarily eliminate men from being involved as fathers, and understand the context. Discussion questions are included. 49 references.

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