By Jeffrey Rosenberg, W. Bradford Wilcox
Written for caseworkers and different execs operating in baby protecting prone, this handbook offers information regarding the effect that fathers have on their kid's lives, and provides functional recommendation on attractive fathers in review, case making plans, and prone while youngsters were abused. the 1st part outlines what's recognized concerning the courting among fathers and their kid's health and wellbeing and welfare, together with the position of fathers within the incidence and prevention of abuse. the second one part offers advice on fatherhood courses, offers examples of current courses, and descriptions a number of federal fatherhood initiatives. Read more...
summary: Written for caseworkers and different execs operating in baby protecting prone, this handbook presents information regarding the influence that fathers have on their kid's lives, and gives useful recommendation on attractive fathers in overview, case making plans, and companies while young children were abused. the 1st part outlines what's identified in regards to the courting among fathers and their kid's healthiness and welfare, together with the position of fathers within the prevalence and prevention of abuse. the second one part presents tips on fatherhood courses, provides examples of current courses, and descriptions a number of federal fatherhood projects
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The following sections should be viewed as preliminary eﬀorts to understand and to help fathers who have abused their children or fathers who are helping their children recover from abuse and neglect. Fathers who have abused or neglected their children need to: • Address any factors that may have led up to their perpetration of maltreatment. • Be honest about the fact that they have a problem and need to take active steps to prevent future acts of maltreatment. Therapists and scholars agree that the crucial ﬁrst step that abusive parents must take is to acknowledge what they have done.
75 Not surprisingly, children in homes where they receive no ﬁnancial support from their fathers are much more likely to be poor. The topic of discipline may be the most important discussion a caseworker will have with a father, whether or not the father is the perpetrator of the maltreatment. Every father needs to understand how to discipline a child properly, not only because it can help ensure that a child is not maltreated but also because it is one of the most important tools for teaching children.
Use time-outs consequences. and other appropriate • Praise good behavior. • Combine rules and limit setting with explanations. 76 During the case planning process, caseworkers should work with fathers to set appropriate goals relevant to identiﬁed discipline issues. In addition, caseworkers should help identify the speciﬁc tasks and services needed to achieve these goals. Discipline Self-assessment Caseworkers can help a father learn a simple evaluation method, so that the father can look back at his own disciplinary measures and determine if they were appropriate.