Research Review: Engaging men: a multi-level model to support father engagement

Pfitzner, N, Humphreys, C and Hegarty, K 2017, 'Research Review: Engaging men: a multi-level model to support father engagement', Child and Family Social Work, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 537-547.


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Title Research Review: Engaging men: a multi-level model to support father engagement
Author(s) Pfitzner, N
Humphreys, C
Hegarty, K
Year 2017
Journal name Child and Family Social Work
Volume number 22
Issue number 1
Start page 537
End page 547
Total pages 11
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Abstract While there is a growing body of work on using fatherhood as an opportunity to engage men in strategies to prevent child maltreatment and further acts of domestic violence, there is limited research on engaging fathers in strategies to prevent domestic violence from occurring. To fill this gap in the literature, this paper explores existing father engagement frameworks used in child and family services and supports a multi-level model of father engagement for domestic violence primary prevention. Drawing together evidence about father engagement from a range of studies, including the more general parenting literature, we describe factors that influence father engagement based on an analysis of the literature. These factors include accessibility, staff attitudes and behaviours, programme marketing and the format of service provision.
Subject Social Policy
Gender Specific Studies
Social Theory
Keyword(s) domestic violence
family support
fathers/fatherhood
gender
prevention
DOI - identifier 10.1111/cfs.12250
Copyright notice © 2015 John Wiley & Sons Ltd
ISSN 1356-7500
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