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Call on men's hidden strengths to help them become responsible fathers in even the most challenging circumstances! Clinical and Educational Interventions with Fathers gives you fresh approaches for effective in terventions with fathers. Whether by calling on their faith to help th em deal with the complexities of fatherhood or offering high-tech inte rventions on the Internet, these techniques help men find their streng ths, maintain their masculinity, and learn to guide, nurture, and disc ipline with love and responsibility. Instead of thinking of fathers as deficient, the book emphasizes finding fathersF strengths and potenti als for growth. It also respects the diversity of parenting styles amo ng fathers from various ethnic, racial, and class backgrounds. No man wants to be a bad father. Nevertheless, many men in our culture do not know how to care for the children they beget. Trapped by stereotypes of masculine behavior and deprived of positive role models, they find themselves trying to do the challenging work of fatherhood without the necessary resources, information, or support.

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Researchers and a few practitioners in the helping professions explore approaches and methods for effective interventions with fathers. They point out that many men are constrained by conventional masculine stereotypes, lack exposure to good parenting skills, and are bypassed by women's and mothering programs. Fathers in prison and other challenging circumstances, managing anger, therapeutic support groups, training staff, and legal tools to support fathers' rights are among the topics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789012388
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Series: Haworth Marriage and the Family Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 342
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Editors
Contributors
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
Ch. 1 Tools for the Trade: Clinical Interventions with Fathers in Family Therapy 23
Ch. 2 Therapeutic Support Groups As a Primary Intervention for Issues of Fatherhood with African-American Men 45
Ch. 3 When a Divorced Father Does Not Visit 67
Ch. 4 Anger Management for Fathers 91
Ch. 5 Parent Education for Incarcerated Fathers 117
Ch. 6 Web-Based Education and Support for Fathers: Remote But Promising 143
Ch. 7 Father Male Involvement in Early Childhood Programs: Training Staff to Work with Men 171
Ch. 8 Turning the Hearts of Fathers: Faith-Based Approaches to Promoting Responsible Fatherhood 191
Ch. 9 Legal Support for the Father-Child Relationship in Disunited Families 215
Ch. 10 English-Speaking Caribbean Immigrant Fathers: The Task of Unpacking the Cultural Pathways to Intervention 235
Ch. 11 Research and Practice on Fathers in High-Risk Families: Exploring the Need and Potential Areas for Collaboration 257
Ch. 12 Clinical and Educational Interventions with Fathers: A Synthesis 285
Index 295
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