Involving fathers in social services

Amnon Lazar, Abraham Sagi, Mark W. Fraser

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The purpose of this paper is to describe practitioners' attitudes regarding maternal and paternal family role divisions and to assess practice behavior regarding the involvement of fathers in treatment. On the basis of survey data, attitudes concerning role responsibilities for child rearing were found to be maternally oriented, and fathers were found to be significantly less involved in treatment than mothers. The correlates of paternal involvement suggest ways that agency policies may be altered to promote the participation of fathers in treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)287-300
Number of pages14
JournalChildren and Youth Services Review
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science


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