Fathers of Substance-Exposed Infants During the Perinatal Period and Beyond.

Journal Name
The Source
Journal Volume
19
Journal Issue
1
Page Count
6
Year Published
2009
Author (Individual)
Twomey, Jean E.
Author (Organization)
National Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center.
Resource Type
Journal Article
Resource Format
PDF
Resource Language
English
This article emphasizes the need to provide therapeutic eservices to fathers of substance-exposed infants. It discusses expanding roles, expectations, and opportunities for fathers, and the influence of fathers on their children. The fatherhood experiences of substance-using men are shared and vignettes offer two examples of partners of perinatal substance users who were actively involved in parenting their children. 29 references.

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