Catalogue by keywords / Outreach to birthfathers of children in out-of-home care

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ISS/IRC Code TOOL-PRACTICE ENG-112
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Title Outreach to birthfathers of children in out-of-home care
Author FRANCK Ellen
Generic unit Child Welfare vol 80, n° 3

General information
Date published/issue 05-00-2001
Date received 00-00-0000
Place published
Editor
Publisher Child Welfare League of America http://www.cwla.org/
Distributor
Page pp.
Price
ISBN 0009-4021
Type of material Monograph
Language of document English

Document information
Document description Commentaries
Country concerned UNITED STATES
Index Family-origin
Free text This article presents findings from a study of casework outreach to birthparents of children in out-of-home care. The study explored whether the birthfather was being ignored as a resource for discharge planning. It examined the outreach and interventions of caseworkers in three New York City out-of-home care agencies. Casework activity levels were found to be higher for birthmothers than for birthfathers, and a complex relationship among the variables of gender, outreach, and response was revealed. The nature and value of more specific outreach toward birthfathers of children in care the risk of ignoring men in the birth family system are discussed.

Document qualification
Degree of interest Of interest
Work area Social work
Potential users All
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