Engaging fathers with family support services: using conversation analysis

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Abstract

Working with fathers represents a classic tension in social work practice. On the one hand, social work is predicated on the basis that parents, including fathers, have the capacity for growth and to improve their own and their children’s lives. On the other hand, social workers are required to identify when a parent presents a risk to the child and should no longer be caring for them. Given that most social work continues to be with mothers, fathers represent a practical dilemma for social workers in terms of their presence or absence in a child’s life, the quality of that...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFathers, families and relationships
Subtitle of host publicationResearching everyday lives
EditorsEsther Dermott, Caroline Gatrell
PublisherPolicy Press
Chapter9
Pages167-188
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781447331513
ISBN (Print)9781447331476
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Mar 2018

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