Study of Fathers’ Involvement in Permanency Planning and Child Welfare Casework . How do the trends in non-custodial fatherhood affect families served by child welfare agencies?


Children in the child welfare system have not been immune to the trends in increased father absence. There is evidence that the majority of children in the system have non-custodial fathers, although the exact proportion is unclear. Further, some of the recent shifts in child welfare policy have had ramifications for how non-custodial fathers are involved in case planning.