TITLE

FATHERS WHO ARE COURT-MANDATED TO ATTEND PARENTING EDUCATION GROUPS AT A CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION AGENCY: IMPLICATIONS FOR FAMILY THERAPY

AUTHOR(S)
Greif, Geoffrey L.; Finney, Carolyn; Greene-Joyner, Raymond; Minor, Sherman; Stitt, Shirley
PUB. DATE
February 2007
SOURCE
Family Therapy: The Journal of the California Graduate School of;2007, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p13
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Little is known about how fathers present themselves and what their concerns are when they are court-mandated to attend parent education groups. This article, based on two focus groups and ongoing clinical observations, reports that fathers often: are reluctant to engage with the group members and the leader, blame the system, feel misunderstood in relation to raising daughters in particular, assume a "macho" posture, have difficult interactions with the mother, are profoundly affected by how they were raised, and lack developmental knowledge about children. Suggestions for family therapy with these fathers are included.
ACCESSION #
25777575

 

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