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2005 Jordan Institute
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Vol. 11, No. 1
December 2005

References for the Issue on Involving Fathers in Child Welfare

Bernstein, N. (2000, May 4). When the foster care system forgets fathers. The New York Times. <>

Dubowitz, H., Black, M. M., Cox, C. E., Kerr, M. A., Litrownik, A. J., Radhakrishna, A., English, D. J., Schneider, M. W., & Runyan, D.K. (2001). Father involvement and children’s functioning at age 6 years: A multisite study. Child Maltreatment, 6, 300-309.

Mallon, G. P. (2003, Winter). Engaging fathers in permanency planning: Early identification of paternal resources. Permanency Planning Today, Winter 2003, 1-5. <>.

Malm, K. E. (2002). Getting noncustodial dads involved in the lives of foster children. Washington, DC: The Urban Institute. <>.

National Child Welfare Resource Center for Family-Centered Practice. (2002, Summer). Father involvement issue, Best Practice/Next Practice. <>

O’Donnell, J. M. (1999). Casework practice with fathers of children in kinship foster care. In J. P. Gleeson
and C. F. Hairston (Eds.), Kinship care: Improving Practice Through Research, (pp. 167-188). Washington, DC: Child Welfare League of America Press.