• November 2011
  • Vol. 12, No. 8

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Guides for Fathers in Child Protection Cases

Increased father engagement in the lives of their children has proven to increase positive outcomes for children and families. The National Quality Improvement Center on Non-Resident Fathers and the Child Welfare System (QIC NRF) now offers a series of short guides that provide information and tips for noncustodial fathers involved in child protection cases. The guides address legal issues and are intended to help fathers who wish to be active participants in the court process prepare for and navigate the protection system.

The guides provide general information in the following areas:

  • Guide 1: Your Rights and Responsibilities
  • Guide 2: How to Work with Your Lawyer
  • Guide 3: Your Role in Court
    • 3.1 The Court Process
    • 3.2 Who Will Be in Court
    • 3.3 Common Court Terms
  • Guide 4: Your Role Outside Court
  • Guide 5: When You Owe Child Support
  • Guide 6: If You Are or Have Been in Prison

"Finding Your Way: Guides for Fathers in Child Protection Cases" and the corresponding Spanish translations are available on the QIC NRF website. The QIC NRF is a collaborative effort between the American Humane Association, the American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law, and the National Fatherhood Initiative and is funded by the Children’s Bureau.

Find the guides on the QIC NRF website:

http://fatherhoodgic.org/father_guide.pdf (15.44 MB)

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