Study of Fathers’ Involvement in Permanency Planning and Child Welfare Casework . What are the effects of non-custodial father involvement on children involved in the child welfare system?


There are a number of recent child welfare practices that make the involvement of non-custodial fathers more likely, but we found no research studies designed to examine how, and if, these practices are increasing the involvement of non-custodial fathers in child welfare casework. There was no research about the extent of child-father visitation in child welfare cases. In addition, we did not find research on the effects of father involvement in child welfare cases.