A father will always play a vital role in a child's growing years, especially sons. His absence or presence in the child's life will have a profound impact in the future. In Black Fathers Black Sons, author Ray Waters delves into the relationships of African-American men and reveals new insights that will fuel debate and debunk many myths. (Author abstract)
If your children have been removed, the stories in this booklet will take you step by step through the process of reunifying with your children. (Author abstract)
Recognizing that domestic and sexual violence directed against women is a serious social problem that continues to plague America, the National Football League Players Association has joined with A CALL TO MEN, the leading national men's organization dedicated to addressing this problem, to produce Dedicated to Daughters, a book celebrating the unique and indestructible bond between fathers and daughters. In it NFL players and coaches, through inspiring personal accounts, talk about what it means to be a father, and the importance of being a role model for their daughters.These courageous men…
Statistics from the 1997 and 2004 Bureau of Justice Statistics surveys on incarcerated parents and their children are shared. Findings indicate an estimated 809,800 parents of minor children were incarcerated in 2007, an estimated 1.7 million children had an incarcerated parent in 2007, and only 48% of parents in State prison had been living with their children. The impact of parental incarceration on children is discussed, as well as notable characteristics of parents in federal prison. 2 figures, 4 tables, and 17 references.
This brief provides practical guidance to CASA volunteers on working with and involving fathers in child welfare cases.
As a children's attorney or lawyer guardian ad litem (GAL), your advocacy should include efforts to engage fathers in child welfare cases. Many of your child clients' biological fathers may not live with them when CPS becomes involved with the family. Or, the father may not be accused of abuse or neglect when CPS intervenes. This guide offers practice tips to identify and engage these fathers in your child clients' cases. Some of this material may also be useful when working with noncustodial mothers or custodial fathers. The information and tips will help you make informed recommendations…
This Practice Sheet summarises and builds upon the findings from the Engaging Fathers study (Berlyn, Wise, & Soriano, 2008). It provides ideas for practitioners and policy-makers about how to increase engagement of fathers in child and family services and programs. (Author abstract)
Out of wedlock births, divorce, and repartnering havebecome increasingly common in America, contributing togreater complexity in family structures. In fact, one-thirdof American children are expected to live with a nonbiologicalparental figure, usually a social father, at somepoint in their lives. As these experiences become moreprevalent, policy makers and public advocates need tounderstand the dynamics and effects of various kinds ofparental relationships.A widespread belief, reflected in training materialsfrom the Department of Health and Human Services forChild Protective Services (CPS)…