(xxi) 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. Note: For materials focused on working with fathers in general, see here.

Key introductions

Cooper, M., Wells, L., & Dozois, E. (2013, revised 2016). Promoting positive father involvement: A strategy to prevent intimate partner violence in the next generation (2nd revision). Calgary, AB: The University of Calgary, Shift: The Project to End Domestic Violence.

Flynn, D. (2012). Fathers, Fathering and Preventing Violence Against Women. White Ribbon Research Series – Preventing Men’s Violence Against Women, Report No. 5. Sydney: White Ribbon Foundation.

Labarre, M., Bourassa, C., Holden, G. W., Turcotte, P., & Letourneau, N. (2016). Intervening with fathers in the context of intimate partner violence: An analysis of ten programs and suggestions for a research agenda. Journal of Child Custody, 13(1), 1-29.

Wells, L., Lorenzetti, L., Carolo, H., Dinner, T., Jones, C., Minerson, T., & Esina, E. (2013). Engaging men and boys in domestic violence prevention: Opportunities and promising approaches. Calgary, AB: The University of Calgary, Shift: The Project to End Domestic Violence. (See pages 13-14, 29-38.)

Wells, L, M. Cooper, E. Dozois, and L. Koziey. (2014). Half the equation: Why fathers are just as important as mothers in preventing domestic violence in the next generation. Calgary, AB: The University of Calgary, Shift: The Project to End Domestic Violence.

Wells, L., & Exner-Cortens, D. (Eds). (2016). Fatherhood involvement reference report. Calgary, AB: The University of Calgary, Shift: The Project to End Domestic Violence.

Further works

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.

Bouchet, S., & Braswell, K. (2015). Beyond Silence and Violence: Engaging Men in Advocacy against and Prevention of Domestic Violence. Dunwoody, GA, USA: Fathers Incorporated.

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

Cooper, M., Wells, L., & Dozois, E. (2013). Promoting positive father involvement: a strategy to prevent intimate partner violence in the next generation. Calgary, AB: The University of Calgary, Shift: The Project to End Domestic Violence.

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.

Domoney, J., Fulton, E., Stanley, N., McIntyre, A., Heslin, M., Byford, S., . . . Trevillion, K. (2019). For Baby’s Sake: Intervention Development and Evaluation Design of a Whole-Family Perinatal Intervention to Break the Cycle of Domestic Abuse. Journal of Family Violence. 10.1007/s10896-019-00037-3

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.

EngenderHealth. (2008a). Engaging Boys and Men in Gender Transformation: The Group Education Manual. EngenderHealth/The ACQUIRE Project and Instituto Promundo. (Section 8, Fatherhood)

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.

Hartinger-Saunders, R. M., Rine, C. M., Wieczorek, W., & Nochajski, T. (2012). Family level predictors of victimization and offending among young men: Rethinking the role of parents in prevention and interventions models. Children and Youth Services Review, 34(12), 2423-2432.

Hayward, R. A., Honegger, L., & Hammock, A. C. (2017). Risk and protective factors for family violence among low-income fathers: implications for violence prevention and fatherhood programs. Social work, 63(1), 57-66.

Healey, L., Humphreys, C., Tsantefski, M., Heward-Belle, S., & Mandel, D. (2018). Invisible Practices: Interventions with fathers who use violence. (Research report, 04/2018). Sydney, NSW: ANROWS.

Healey, L., Humphreys, C., Tsantefski, M., Heward-Belle, S., Chung, D., & Mandel, D. (2018). Invisible Practices: Interventions with fathers who use violence. Key findings and future directions (Research to policy and practice, 04/2018). Sydney, NSW: ANROWS.

Healey, L., Humphreys, C., Tsantefski, M., Heward-Belle, S., Chung, D., & Mandel, D. (2018). Invisible Practices: Working with fathers who use violence. Practice guide. Sydney, NSW: ANROWS.

Hooker, L., Kaspiew, R., & Taft, A. (2016). Domestic and family violence and parenting: Mixed methods insights into impact and support needs. State of knowledge paper. ANROWS Landscapes, 01/2016.

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. 

Karberg, Elizabeth, Jenita Parekh, Mindy E. Scott, Juan Carlos Areán, Lisa Kim, Jessie Laurore, Samuel Hanft, Ilana Huz, Heather Wasik, Lonna Davis, Bonnie Solomon, Brooke Whitfield, and Megan Bair-Merritt. (2020). Preventing and Addressing Intimate Violence when Engaging Dads (PAIVED): Challenges, Successes, and Promising Practices from Responsible Fatherhood Programs. OPRE Report # 2020-22,Washington, DC: Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Katz, Jackson. (2006). Teach Our Children Well. Chapter 12 in The Macho Paradox: Why some men hurt women and how all men can help. Sourcebooks.

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.

Maxwell, N., Scourfield, J., Featherstone, B., Holland, S., & Tolman, R. (2012). Engaging Fathers in Child Welfare Services: A Narrative Review of Recent Research Evidence. Child & Family Social Work, 17(2), 160-169.

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.

Meyer, S. (2017). Motivating perpetrators of domestic and family violence to engage in behaviour change: The role of fatherhood. Child & Family Social Work, 1-8, doi: 10.1111/cfs.12388.

Minerson, Todd, H. Carolo, T. Dinner, and C. Jones. (2011). Issue Brief: Engaging Men and Boys to Reduce and Prevent Gender-Based Violence. Status of Women Canada (prepared on behalf of the White Ribbon Campaign) (pp. 28-30).

Olivier, D., Slaven, F., Pumla, S., and Vusizi, F. (2016). MenCare+: Engaging men in a 4-country initiative: MenCare+ South Africa Outcome Measurement report. Foundation for Professional Development Program Evaluation Unit.

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, K.L., Thompson-Walsh, C., & Nsiri, A. (2018). Parenting in fathers who have exposed their children to domestic violence: Identifying targets for change. International Journal on Child Maltreatment: Research, Policy and Practice. DOI:10.1007/s42448-018-0004-0

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, 32(8), 751-766.

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

Siu, G. E., Wight, D., Seeley, J., Namutebi, C., Sekiwunga, R., Zalwango, F., & Kasule, S. (2017). Men’s Involvement in a Parenting Programme to Reduce Child Maltreatment and Gender-Based Violence: Formative Evaluation in Uganda. The European Journal of Development Research, 29(5), 1017-1037.

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.