Date of Award
Master of Social Work
School of Social Work
Chang, Janet C.
The purpose of this study was to examine social workers perceptions of barriers to the involvement of fathers in case planning. Two focused groups were conducted utilizing a sample of eleven social workers from two Children and Family Services offices in San Bernardino County. Participants were asked to express their opinions on what the barriers to father involvement have been in their work experience. Ultimately, the study found that social worker bias, systemic bias, paternity issues, and father's lack of motivation are the four major barriers to father involvement.
Kay, Deborah Ann and Wright-Ervin, Tina Marguerite, "Social workers' perceptions of barriers to father involvement in case planning in San Bernardino County Department of Children's Services" (2009). Theses Digitization Project. 3629.