Publication Date

2009

Document Type

Masters Thesis

Department

School for Social Work

Keywords

Social work with men, Fathers-Services for-Evaluation, Father and child, Fathers, Involvement, Father-friendliness, Organization self-assessment (OSA), Agency, Intervention, Program, Supporting Father Involvement

Abstract

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 over time. Based on the results of the analysis, recommendations are made about how agencies can increase their level of father friendliness and increase father involvement among their clients.

Language

English

Comments

iii, 31 p. Thesis (M.S.W.)--Smith College School for Social Work, Northampton, Mass., 2009. Includes bibliographical references (p. 28-31)