Fatherhood in the Child Welfare System - Final Research Report

The Washington State Office of Children's Administration Research (OCAR), in conjunction with the National Family Preservation Network, conducted a study to evaluate current policies and practices regarding inclusion of fathers in case plans and service delivery for their children. This study took place in the Child Welfare offices of San Mateo County, California, and four offices in Region 6 of Washington State. The purpose of the study "Fatherhood in the Child Welfare System" was to develop a model plan for implementing father-friendly policies and practices in the child welfare system and to assess the success of that model. This is the fourth and final report in a series of evaluation reports on the results of that study. (From the report's introduction.)

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