Checklist: Understanding Male Help-Seeking Behaviors (Portion in Chapter 2 of Advocating for Nonresident Fathers in Child Welfare Court Cases).

Page Count
2
Year Published
2009
Author (Individual)
Kiselica, Mark S.
Author (Organization)
ABA Center on Children and the Law.
National Quality Improvement Center on Non-Resident Fathers and the Child Welfare System.
Resource Type
Book
Resource Format
PDF
Resource Language
English
Designed to assist advocates for nonresident fathers in child welfare cases, this checklist provides tips for recognizing male help-seeking behaviors. Strategies for advocates are explained and include: recognize the life circumstances of father clients, perform outreach, and remove barriers to meetings; explain the father advocate role in the child welfare system; use the strengths of traditional masculinity while addressing self-defeating beliefs about getting help; address any negative biases about fathers; and learn and practice male-friendly rapport-building tactics.

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