Children enter foster care due to substance abusing-parents at a significant rate. Even when reunified, children are at risk for re-entry into care due to the nature of addiction. Child welfare agencies favor the mother as the caregiver and focus of services. Fathers are viewed as unnecessary or dangerous despite evidence of the benefits of their involvement. Evidence-based practices have been developed for women in substance abuse treatment, while limited advances have occurred for men. This is true in San Luis Obispo County, where mothers can receive evidence-based perinatal programs with enhanced contact with their children when compared to fathers. The purpose of this project was to create a grant proposal that could be submitted to obtain funding for a gender-responsive addiction treatment and attachment parenting program for fathers of children ages 0-5. Actual submission and/or funding of this grant were not a requirement for successful completion of this project.
|Commitee:||Meyer-Adams, Nancy, Potts, Marilyn|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 52/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social work, Individual & family studies|
|Keywords:||Child welfare, Fathers, Foster care, Gender, Parenting, Substance abuse|
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