Helping Child Welfare Workers Better Understand and Engage Non-Resident Fathers. (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
10
Year Published
2009
Author (Individual)
Cherry, Keith.
Brown, Christopher.
Resource Type
Journal Article
Resource Format
Unbound
Resource Language
English

Findings from in-depth interviews with 24 non-resident fathers are shared and indicate being a non-resident father was emotionally and financially devastating. Fathers experienced feelings of extortion, loss of control, and helplessness, and had little knowledge of how the judicial and child support enforcement systems work. Recommendations for child welfare workers are discussed. 8 references.

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