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ERIC Number: EJ908395
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-0192-513X
In the Child's Best Interest: Terminating the Rights of Fathers with Children in Foster Care
Olmstead, Spencer B.; McWey, Lenore M.; Henderson, Tammy
Journal of Family Issues, v32 n1 p31-54 Jan 2011
The authors conducted a content analysis of appellate court foster care cases in which fathers appealed the termination of their parental rights. Applying the Responsible Fathering framework to organize the contextual issues that impede men from responsibly fathering, the authors sought to learn what factors affect decisions regarding the termination of their parental rights. Multiple risk factors emerged including lack of social support, financial resources, and opportunities. Implications for practitioners include attending to father's mental health, alcohol and/or substance abuse, issues surrounding incarceration, and the coparental relationship. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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