What About the Dads? Child Welfare Agencies’ Efforts to Identify, Locate, and Involve Nonresident Fathers

Malm K., Murray J. and Geen R.What About the Dads? Child Welfare Agencies’ Efforts to Identify, Locate and Involve Nonresident Fathers. (Washington, D.C.: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, 2006) http://www.urban.org/publications/411316.html . Most foster children are not living with their fathers at the time they are … Read more

New Fathers – Emerging Research from the Father Involvement Research Alliance

Source: Bader, E. & Doucet, A. (2006). New fathers cluster executive summary.  Father Involvement Community Research Forum, Spring 2006 This article summarises the work of the New Fathers Cluster of the Canadian-based Father Involvement Research Alliance (FIRA). This cluster focuses its research on the period from pregnancy through the first eighteen months of a child’s … Read more

Parental Awareness and Monitoring of Adolescent Internet Use in Singapore

Source: Liau, A. K. , Khoo, A. & Ang, P. H. (2008). Parental awareness and monitoring of adolescent internet use. Current Psychology. 27(4). Introduction Research in numerous countries has indicated that large numbers of adolescents use the Internet regularly. Given adolescents’ increasing use of the Internet, there has been much concern about its impact on adolescent … Read more

“Turn that thing off!”: When Do Parents Proactively Monitor Teens’ Media Use?

Padilla-Walker, L.M. & Coyne, S.M. (2011). “Turn that thing off!”: Parent and adolescent predictors of proactive media monitoring. Journal of Adolescence, 34(4). Background Parents are typically wary that the media may influence their children’s values and behaviours in ways that are inconsistent with their own aspirations for their children. This is especially true for fathers who … Read more