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 interventions with fathers. Whether by calling on their faith to help them deal with the complexities of fatherhood or offering high-tech interventions on the Internet, these techniques help men find their strengths, maintain their masculinity, and learn to guide, nurture, and discipline with love and responsibility. Instead of thinking of fathers as deficient, the book emphasizes finding fathers’strengths and potentials for growth. It also respects the diversity of parenting styles among 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.Clinical and Educational Interventions with Fathers offers positive approaches to helping men become responsible fathers, including:

  • designing special techniques and programs to help fathers in prison and other challenging circumstances
  • helping fathers manage anger
  • developing therapeutic support groups for African-American men
  • offering Web-based support for fathers
  • training staff to recognize and respond to fathers’unique needs
  • finding legal tools to support fathers’rights
Reaching fathers has become an ever more urgent priority for practitioners as family structure and family life change. Traditional social-service programs for mothers tend not to work well with men's very different needs and attitudes. Yet very little has been published on successful interventions with fathers. Clinical and Educational Interventions with Fathers fills that gap and suggests promising new directions for further research in this field. By offering positive, tested ways to help men become responsible fathers, this volume will help you improve their lives and the lives of their sons and daughters.

chapter |19 pages


ByJay Fagan, Alan J. Hawkins

part I|94 pages

Clinical Interventions

chapter 3|24 pages

When a Divorced Father Does Not Visit

ByGeoffrey L. Greif

chapter 4|24 pages

Anger Management for Fathers

ByCharles C. Humphrey, Mark Toogood

part II|179 pages

Educational Interventions

chapter 5|25 pages

Parent Education for Incarcerated Fathers

ByGlen Palm

chapter 6|28 pages

Web-Based Education and Support for Fathers: Remote But Promising

ByTravis R. Grant, Alan J. Hawkins, David C. Dollahite

chapter 7|19 pages

Father/Male Involvement in Early Childhood Programs: Training Staff to Work with Men

ByBrent A. McBride, Thomas R. Rane

chapter 9|19 pages

Legal Support for the Father-Child Relationship in Disunited Families

ByAnne P. Mitchell

chapter 10|21 pages

English-Speaking Caribbean Immigrant Fathers: The Task of Unpacking the Cultural Pathways to Intervention

ByJaipaul L. Roopnarine, Meera Shin, Tracey Y. Lewis

chapter 11|27 pages

Research and Practice on Fathers in High-Risk Families: Exploring the Need and Potential Areas for Collaboration

ByVivian L. Gadsden, Edward W. Pitt, Neil Tift

chapter 12|9 pages

Clinical and Educational Interventions with Fathers: A Synthesis

ByAlan J. Hawkins, Jay Fagan