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2009

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Father and child

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The Effects Of Joint Physical Custody On Fathers And The Father/Child Relationship, Evan Shopper Oct 2009

The Effects Of Joint Physical Custody On Fathers And The Father/Child Relationship, Evan Shopper

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This study was conducted to better understand how, following divorce, fathers and the father/child relationship are affected by joint physical custody (JPC). Specifically, how does the post-divorce family system, altered and defined by JPC, influence the father's adjustment to the divorce and his subsequent relationship to his children? While there has been considerable research focusing on noncustodial fathers and those with joint legal custody, few studies have qualitatively examined the impact of JPC on men and the father/child relationship. The study used a semi-structured, one-hour interview to capture the subjects' specific language through an interactive method. Eleven ...


Supporting Father Involvement Project : From Research To Action : A Project Based Upon An Investigation At University Of California, Berkeley, Yale University Child Study Center And Smith College School For Social Work, Katherine Lindsay Mcdonnell Aug 2009

Supporting Father Involvement Project : From Research To Action : A Project Based Upon An Investigation At University Of California, Berkeley, Yale University Child Study Center And Smith College School For Social Work, Katherine Lindsay Mcdonnell

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This study was undertaken to determine the most effective dissemination strategies used by the Supporting Father Involvement's (SFI) Project Directors to encourage Partner Agencies to adopt father friendliness and the SFI curriculum into their family resource centers (FRC) in five pilot California counties. This qualitative study aims to inform SFI's investigators about what works in dissemination approaches for a social service intervention, and what hinders those efforts. Sponsored by the California Office for Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP), the Supporting Father Involvement Project (SFI) is the first randomized clinical trial demonstrating that strengthening the couple as parents and partners ...


Engaging Fathers : Examining Social Service Agency Father-Friendliness And Its Relationships With Father Involvement, Cole Douglas Hooley Aug 2009

Engaging Fathers : Examining Social Service Agency Father-Friendliness And Its Relationships With Father Involvement, Cole Douglas Hooley

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Social scientists have become increasingly interested over the past 30 years in the role fathers play in child development. As a result, a large bank of research has been accumulated; however, one area in this literature which remains understudied is the relationships between agency father friendliness and father involvement. This paper is one attempt to understand the intricacies of the interchange point between fathers and agencies by using longitudinal data collected by the Supporting Father Involvement study, specifically examining the associations between father involvement and father friendliness, as well as the relationships among the various components of agency father friendliness ...


Gathering Strengths And Resiliencies Of Low-Income Joint And Custodial Fathers Of Color : A Focus Group Study, Jamil Malik Davis Aug 2009

Gathering Strengths And Resiliencies Of Low-Income Joint And Custodial Fathers Of Color : A Focus Group Study, Jamil Malik Davis

Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

The low-income father of color has been poorly represented in research studies relating to positive aspects of their involvement as fathers. Researchers have shown that studies that positively reflect the involvement of fathers are often overrepresented by samples of white fathers, while fathers of color are often labeled as absent, non-resident, peripheral, and deadbeat. Current research is beginning to explore the positive qualities of this marginalized group through studies that document the potential for fathers of color to serve as positive role models. This research gathered data from two focus groups (n=9 and n=5) of low-income African American ...


Understanding The Emotional Experiences Of First Generation Korean American Fathers : Perspectives From Meta-Emotion Philosophy, Jaeyoun Bang Aug 2009

Understanding The Emotional Experiences Of First Generation Korean American Fathers : Perspectives From Meta-Emotion Philosophy, Jaeyoun Bang

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The purpose of this study is to explore the emotional experience of 12 first generation Korean immigrant fathers who live in the United States. This study is a secondary analysis of data from a doctoral dissertation project titled, "Culture Weaves Family: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Korean-American and European American Parental Meta-Emotion Philosophy and its Relationship to Parent-Child Interaction" by Eun Young Nahm. This study explored the emotional experiences of Korean-American fathers and their perceptions of their children's and spouses' experiences in the areas of: sadness, anger, pride, and affection based on meta-emotion philosophy designed by Gottman, Katz, and Hooven ...