This paper takes a look at the current research investigating young non-custodial fathers following separation and divorce.
# 5508 | 3,545 words | 6 sources | APA | 2001 |
Published on Feb 10, 2003 in Psychology (Child and Adolescent) , Psychology (Social) , Law (Family) , Child, Youth Issues (Effects of Divorce) , Research Designs (General)
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This paper is a detailed look at fathers who do not have custody of their children after a divorce or separation. The author discusses the court system's preference towards awarding mothers custody and why children psychologically need both parents following a divorce. The paper also discusses the harmful psychological effects that non-custodial fathers experience when separated from their children and the group therapy and support systems available.
From the Paper:"Single fathers "can "mother" as well as women". By an empirical research Lamb, 1999; Lazar & Guttman, 1998; Thomas & Forehand, 1993 have ascertained that men can be the custodians of a child and help the child become a respected citizen of the society. Contrasting are the views held by Daniel Amneus "the system of female-headed "families" which has created ghettos and barrios by encouraging women to marry the state and breed fatherless children who are eight times more likely to become delinquent. In spite of these figures, U.S. statistics reveal that 40% of American children do not live in homes where their fathers live, making "fatherlessness" "the most harmful trend of this generation". Proclaiming that the absence of fathers in the home is probably less alarming than our own absence of belief in fathers, Blankenhorn further questions our ability to find ways to "invigorate effective fatherhood as a norm of male behavior."
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