WeR4Kdz
An E-bulletin brought to you by The Child Welfare League of America

   
   

Fathers' Rights vs. Children's Rights?

5/9/2003:   In their work for women and children, domestic violence advocates often clash with groups working to protect the rights of fathers. Recent meetings convened by the Center on Fathers, Families, and Public Policy looked closely at the need for these groups to work together on many shared issues despite their occasional differences.

Representatives from more than 20 fatherhood and men's programs throughout the country joined batterer program representatives and domestic violence victim advocates for direct and open conversations about issues that arise when domestic violence occurs in the context of services to support fathers and families. Participants discussed the needs of fathers, mothers, and children; program design; divergent frames of reference for services to fathers, mothers, and children; barriers to collaboration; and reducing domestic violence in low-income communities.

To view a summary of the meetings on "Fatherhood Programs and Domestic Violence" (2003), visit www.cffpp.org/publications/fatherhood_programs.html

For information on CWLA's domestic violence program, visit www.cwla.org/programs/domestic.



Click here to see the list of past issues.

If you know of others who would like their names added to this list, please have them visit www.cwla.org/wer4kdz/wer4kdz.htm. To remove yourself from this list, send an e-mail to wer4kdz@cwla.org with "Remove from WeR4Kdz List" in the subject line.

© Child Welfare League of America. The content of this publication may not be reproduced in any way, including posting on the Internet, without the permission of CWLA. For permission to use material from CWLA's website or publications, contact us using our website assistance form.

The contents of WeR4Kdz do not necessarily reflect the views of the Child Welfare League of America nor represent an endorsement of opinions, products, or services.