|An Appraisal of Fathers' Perspectives on Fatherhood and Barriers to Their Child Welfare Involvement
||The present study provides insight into the extent and rationale of fathers' involvement with their children and the child welfare system. This qualitative study explored 12 child welfare–involved fathers' perceptions of fatherhood and factors that f...
|Examining African American fathers’ involvement in permanency planning: An effort to reduce racial disproportionality in the child welfare system
||Children of color are disproportionately represented in the child welfare system. In 2005 they comprised 53% of the 513,000 children in out-of-home placements in the United States [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Chil...
|Examining maternal and paternal involvement as promotive factors of competence in African American children in informal kinship care
||Grandparents or other relatives are raising over 2.7 million children in the United States; and research suggests that the birth parents of these children maintain varying levels of involvement with them and their relative caregivers. However, the im...
|Fathers’ Perspectives on Supports and Barriers That Affect Their Fatherhood Role
||This qualitative study explored resident and nonresident fathers’ perspectives about factors that facilitated and inhibited their ability to play a positive and active role in their children’s lives. A total of 30 fathers were recruited from a suppor...
|Foster Parents’ Reasons for Fostering and Foster Family Utilization
||Better utilization of foster families might be linked to parents’ reasons for fostering. This study used data from the National Survey of Current and Former Foster Parents to examine relationships between reasons for fostering and types of services a...
|The influence of father involvement on child welfare permanency outcomes: A secondary data analysis
||Children have a higher risk for poor psychosocial outcomes when their fathers are absent or uninvolved. These children are more likely to live in poverty, drop out of school, and engage in risky behaviors like using alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drug...
|Kinship Foster Parents' Perceptions of Factors that Promote or Inhibit Successful Fostering
||A better understanding of kinship foster families' perceptions of the familial factors and parenting beliefs that promote or inhibit successful fostering can inform child welfare practice and policy. To this end, and to extend previous research [Bueh...
|A Psychometric Evaluation of the Cultural Receptivity in Fostering Scale
||Objective: The psychometric properties of a new measure of foster parents’ openness toward participating in activities that promote children’s cultural development are evaluated. The measure is titled the Cultural Receptivity in Fostering Scale (CRFS...
|Toward a Theory of Cultural Competence in Transcultural Parenting: The Role of Cultural Receptivity
||There is a dire need to place the disproportionate number of minority foster children with successful foster families. Because there are more minority foster children than minority foster parents, we suggest placing children with qualified families d...