(xv) Work with fathers (NEW)

NOTE: This bibliography concentrates on violence prevention and reduction work among fathers. For references on fathers' perpetration of violence, and related issues, see the section on Domestic and family violence, children, fathers, and family law.


Alleyne-Green, B., Grinnell-Davis, C., Clark, T. T., & Cryer-Coupet, Q. R. (2015). The role of fathers in reducing dating violence victimization and sexual risk behaviors among a national sample of Black adolescents. Children and Youth Services Review, 55, 48-55. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2015.04.005

Ashburn, K., Kerner, B., Ojamuge, D., & Lundgren, R. (2016). Evaluation of the Responsible, Engaged, and Loving (REAL) Fathers Initiative on Physical Child Punishment and Intimate Partner Violence in Northern Uganda. Prevention Science, 1-11. doi:10.1007/s11121-016-0713-9

Australian Fatherhood Research Network (2014) Australian fatherhood research network bulletin: special issue on family violence. Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth and University of Newcastle: Canberra and Newcastle.

Casey, P., Cowan, P. A., Cowan, C. P., Draper, L., Mwamba, N., & Hewison, D. (2017). Parents as Partners: A UK Trial of a US CouplesBased Parenting Intervention For AtRisk LowIncome Families. Family Process.

Chan, K. L., Emery, C. R., Fulu, E., Tolman, R. M., & Ip, P. (2017). Association Among Father Involvement, Partner Violence, and Paternal Health: UN Multi-Country Cross-Sectional Study on Men and Violence. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 52(5), 671-679. doi:10.1016/j.amepre.2016.12.017

Crooks, C. V. (2006). Preventing Violence Against Women: Engaging the Fathers of Today and Tomorrow. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 13(1): 117-118.

Crooks, C. V., K. L. Scott, K. J. Francis, T. Kelly and M. Reid (2006). Eliciting Change in Maltreating Fathers: Goals, Processes, and Desired Outcomes. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 13(1): 71-81.

Dozois E , Wells, L , Exner-Cortens, D , & Esina, E (2016) No Man Left Behind: How and Why to Include Fathers in Government-Funded Parenting Strategies. Calgary, AB: The University of Calgary, Shift: The Project to End Domestic Violence.

Fleck-Henderson, A., & Area´n, J.C. (2004). Breaking the cycle: Fathering after violence. San Francisco: Family Violence Prevention Fund. Retrieved February 16, 2005, from http://endabuse.org/programs/display.php3?DocID5342

Flynn, David. (2011). Baby makes 3 final project report. Melbourne: VicHealth & Whitehorse Community Health Services, Inc., Box Hill.

Guille, L. (2004). Men who batter and their children: an integrated review. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 9(2): 129-163.

Harne, Lynne. (2011). Violent fathering and the risks to children: the need for change. Bristol. Policy Press.
Fathers’ violence and children’s perspectives
Changing discourses of fatherhood in family policies
Violent fathering, perspectives, research and practice
Abusive fathering
Rehabilitating violent fathers
The need for change.

Humphreys, C., & Campo, M. (2017). Fathers who use violence: Options of safe practice where there is ongoing contact with children (CFCA Paper No. 43). Melbourne: Child Family Community Australia information exchange, Australian Institute of Family Studies. 

Keleher, H., and E. Hutcheson. (2016). Baby Makes 3: Final Report. Melbourne: Keleher Consulting for Carrington Health, Melbourne.

Knerr, W., Gardner F and Cluver L. (2013). Improving Positive Parenting Skills and Reducing Harsh and Abusive Parenting in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review. Prev Sci, 12, ePub Ahead of Print, 2013.

Lachman, J. M., Cluver, L., Ward, C. L., Hutchings, J., Mlotshwa, S., Wessels, I., & Gardner, F. (2017). Randomized controlled trial of a parenting program to reduce the risk of child maltreatment in South Africa. Child Abuse & Neglect, 72, 338-351.

Lee, Shawna J., Jennifer L. Bellamy, and Neil B. Guterman. (eds.) (2009). Child Maltreatment, 14: Special issue: Fathers, Physical Child Abuse, and Neglect: Advancing the Knowledge Base
Emily J. Salisbury, Kris Henning, and Robert Holdford / Fathering by Partner-Abusive Men: Attitudes on Children’s Exposure to Interparental Conflict and Risk Factors for Child Abuse.
Wendy K. K. Lam, William Fals-Stewart, and Michelle L. Kelley / Parent Training With Behavioral Couples Therapy for Fathers’ Alcohol Abuse: Effects on Substance Use, Parental Relationship, Parenting, and CPS Involvement.
Jennifer L. Bellamy / A National Study of Male Involvement Among Families in Contact With the Child Welfare System
Lawrence M. Berger, Christina Paxson, and Jane Waldfogel / Mothers, Men, and Child Protective Services Involvement
Neil B. Guterman, Yookyong Lee, Shawna J. Lee, Jane Waldfogel, and Paul J. Rathou / Fathers and Maternal Risk for Physical Child Abuse
Howard Dubowit / Commentary on Fathers and Children and Maltreatment: Relationships Matter Most.

McConnell, N., Barnard, M., & Taylor, J. (2017). Caring Dads Safer Children: Families’ perspectives on an intervention for maltreating fathers. Psychology of Violence, 7(3), 406.

McConnell, Nicola., & Taylor, J. (2014). Evaluating programmes for violent fathers: challenges and ethical review. Child Abuse Review.

Pennell, Joan, Rikard, R. V., & Sanders-Rice, T. (2014). Family violence: Fathers assessing and managing their risk to children and women. Children and Youth Services Review, 47, 36-45.

Price-Robertson, R. (2012). Fathers with a history of sexual abuse: new findings for policy and practice. CFCA Paper No. 6, Australian Institute of Family Studies, Canberra.

Rivett, M. (2010) Working with violent male carers (fathers and stepfathers). In: Gender and Child Welfare in Society (eds B. Featherstone, C.A. Hooper, J. Scourfield & J. Taylor), Wile-Blackwell, Chichester.

Scott, K.L., and Lishak, V. (2012). Intervention for maltreating fathers: statistically and clinically significant change. Child Abuse & Neglect, vol. 36 no. 9, pp. 680-684.

Scott, Katreena. (2012). Parenting interventions for men who batter. National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women.

Scott, Katreena. (2012). Practical considerations for parenting interventions for men who batter. National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women.

Scourfield, J., Allely, C., Coffey, A., & Yates, P. (2016). Working with fathers of at-risk children: Insights from a qualitative process evaluation of an intensive group-based intervention. Children and Youth Services Review, 69, 259-267.

Self-Brown, S., Osborne, M. C., Lai, B. S., Brown, N. D. V., Glasheen, T. L., & Adams, M. C. (2017). Initial Findings from a Feasibility Trial Examining the SafeCare Dad to Kids Program with Marginalized Fathers. Journal of Family Violence, 1-16.

Sikweyiya, Y., Nduna, M., Khuzwayo, N., Mthombeni, A., & Mashamba-Thompson, T. P. (2016). Gender-based violence and absent fathers: a scoping review protocol. BMJ Open, 6(6). doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010154

Sinnott, T., & Artz, S. (2016). What’s in a name? The negative implications of gender neutrality in the intimate partner violence prevention and intervention literature. Gender issues, [ahead-of-print]. DOI:10.1007/s12147-016-9166-5

Turner, K. M. T., and M. R. Sanders. (2006). Dissemination of evidence-based parenting and family support strategies: Learning from the Triple P--Positive Parenting Program system approach. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 11(2): 176-193.

Violence Prevention Alliance. (2014). Preventing violence: evaluating outcomes of parenting programmes.

Zanoni, L., Warburton, W., Bussey, K., & McMaugh, A. (2013). Fathers as ‘core business’ in child welfare practice and research: an interdisciplinary review. Children and Youth Services Review, 35(7), 1055-1070.