Maltreating fathers involved in Child Protection Services: A focus on risk and protective factors

Author/s Serena Grumi, Eleonora Mascheroni
Publishing Year 2017 Issue 2017/3 Language Italian
Pages 13 P. 111-123 File size 224 KB
DOI 10.3280/MAL2017-003007
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In order to identify discriminative factors related to high-risk fathers among parents reported to Child Protection Services, 34 factors included in the Protocol of Risk and Protective Factors (Di Blasio, 2005) were investigated. Social records of 247 families referred to Social Services were analyzed and data concerning 163 fathers were retrospectively identified. Logistic regression models underlined that the presence of distrust of social rules and institutions, disregard of child development, social deviance, poor empathy skills and the lack of autonomy and of supportive network characterized the fathers at higher risk.

Keywords: Risk and protective factors, maltreating fathers, parenting skills, risk assessment.

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