Low-Income Nonresident Fatherhood: A Literature Review With Implications for Practice and Research.

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Higgs, Emily. Gomez-Vidal, Cristina. Austin, Michael J.
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The emerging literature on fatherhood is contributing to the reframing of public perceptions of low-income nonresident fathers by focusing on father presence rather than absence. Insights into how and when fathers contribute to their children beyond financial support provides for a
strengths-based perspective to engage fathers in services provided for their children. A review of this literature includes practice implications related to the need for: (a) father engagement training for agency staff, (b) father-friendly programs and services, (c) child support policy reform, and (d) more research on the issue of fatherhood in the 21st century. (Author abstract)