Divorced Fathers: Implications and Consequences for Children and Families

Volume 4-Issue 4
Erica L. Burke Tony D. Crespi
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Abstract:


Divorce can have a significant impact on children. In the United States, following a divorce, only 31% of fathers have weekly contact with their children. Moreover, with more then one million families impacted annually, the implications are profound. Unfortunately, while the role of mothers is often cited in the literature too few school psychologists are aware of the issues involving fathers. From lowered grade point averages to impaired social relationships decreased parental involvement by fathers following a divorce can have significant impacts. This paper provides a thorough look at the literature on fathers, provides a case analysis, and generally examines the issues.

Keywords

  • Divorced fathers
  • family
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