Improving Engagement in the Role of Father for Homeless, Noncustodial Fathers: A Program Evaluation

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Journal of Poverty
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Ferguson, S. and Morley, P.
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Homeless, noncustodial fathers who struggle to maintain housing also struggle to occupy the role of father. This article presents a review and evaluation of a program for homeless noncustodial fathers that provides housing and encourages their occupancy to the role of parent. The program posits that engagement with children in the role of father cannot be achieved without stable housing and the men's establishment of paternity, sense of competence in parenting, social support, and therapeutic counseling. The findings identified through a focus group with homeless noncustodial fathers support these concepts of engagement to fatherhood.

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