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Men are increasingly discovering the many joys of active involvement in their children's lives. The special bond between father and child produces measurable, positive effects in regards to a child's self-esteem, gender identity, intellectual growth, curiosity and social skills. Current literature increasingly portrays dads as caretakers, supportive, sensitive and caring. However, this enhanced involvement can be sorely tested when a child has a disability or chronic illness. The dreams fathers have for their child's life, educational, athletic and vocational achievements are threatened.
Social work with youth, Youth -- Mental health services, Young adults -- Mental health services, Social work with children
Social Policy | Social Welfare | Social Work
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Portland State University. Regional Research Institute, "Focal Point, Volume 09 Number 02" (1995). Focal Point. 14.