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This document is a research report submitted to the U.S. Department of Justice. This report has not . areas, allowing interpersonal conflicts to escalate to criminal violence. Others dynamics of the relationship between father absence, social control, structural .. behavior to the same extent as ties in other neighborhoods. A long tradition of sociological research has examined the effects of divorce and father Traditional approaches to estimating the effect of father absence on offspring parents' education, and age), as well as measures of parental relationships in the United States) impacted children's behavior problems as well as. The absence of the father is the single most important cause of crime. a positive relationship with their fathers are less likely to be arrested, belong to a gang, Youth Study observed that the incidence of delinquent behavior was higher in.
The convention was held in where all fathers in Potchefstroom and surrounding communities i. Ikageng and Promosa with their different denominations have been invited to attend a presentation with the focus on fatherhood. A group of seventy fathers attended the presentation on that specific day. The material that was used for the training and equipping of fathers was a training manual and a workbook as assessment criteria.
The training manual consisted out of 7 practical and relevant sessions namely, the concept of fathering, the father as his self-image, character and career and the plans of God, the father and labelling and how to overcome it, how fathers should handle disappointments, the father as developer in his family and becoming fully you.
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After the training and equipping programme, the support group of 14 men decided to meet every month to discuss problematic issues, experiences and insights. Reported findings Findings obtained from the fathers who participated in the interviews will be discussed.
Richness is provided by verbatim quotes and support from literature in the research to validate the findings. The purpose of literature is to compare the findings with existing literature and to draw conclusions. The following six themes emerged from the interviews with the fathers: They mentioned that the absent father is a disadvantage in homes. They expressed their views in words such as: Freeks and Lotter The narratives of respondents in the empirical research of Freeks and Lotter Fathers' absence has a direct influence on the social functioning of son's because they become unemployed and uninvolved in the lives of children Steytler They express their views in words such as: He indicated that confusion reigns more in the modern milieu of family life, especially in the area of the husband's role in marriage.
He also stated that men struggle and are unsure about their role in marriage, and therefore escape their role of fathers. Fathers expressed their views in words such as: He indicated that the role of families is the highest, noblest calling from God, and parents should be aware of this standing, deeply committed and proactive role. He intended men to be fathers and therefore God designed them to be so. God is important in the lives of a family because the Fatherhood of God is the original image of earthly fatherhood and the origin of human fatherhood is born out of the Fatherhood of God cf.
In my view, this implies that God should be regarded as "male" cf. God is the first priority within a family, and He wills to perpetuate the human race until the end of time Bergh The findings are supported by Crow Hence, the role of the earthly father should be the same in the family where the mother and children should put their lives and trust in the hands of the father who received his power and strength from the Heavenly Father cf.
However, in this article, it should also be kept in mind that the role of mothers is indispensable and fundamental in terms of their task and contribution towards the lives of children.
Nevertheless, fathers expressed their views in words such as: Conclusion It is fundamental to take into consideration that the findings form an integral part of the central theoretical argument in this article.
The overall view of fathers was the idea that the father as leader and authority figure in the home should govern his family from the Bible because his role was neglected and should be restored according to Biblical principles. This view was the whole purpose and vision of the intervention and the Fatherhood Training and Equipping Programme. Shortcomings of the intervention and the training and equipping of fathers From the intervention and the training and equipping of fathers, the following shortcomings were identified: Recommendations The fatherhood intervention programme was implemented, mainly due to collaboration with FAMSA, as well as the passionate presentation of the programme and the thorough preparation beforehand.
It is very important to have permission to access the community before any programme, intervention, workshop or research can be done in communities. It is furthermore crucial to have and to build networks and relations with different stakeholders, social development, authority figures, leaders and denominations as well as local government concerning the community.
Final Conclusion The father figure in the family has to adopt and implement a strategy of supportiveness and physical involvement, all of which is meant to ensure healthy relations with the family. Using this strategy, the father will have sound relations with his family. Furthermore, fathers should know that it is important to recover and to restore the original meaning of what it is to be a man and father, and as such, to represent the image of God in a world hungry and in desperate need of virtuous and involved fathers.
In addition, fathers have the ability and willpower to make a difference and to have an impact on the family because they lay the foundation on which future relationships are built. Thus, a change for the better in terms of the greater involvement of fathers will also portray the true meaning of family to society, as God intended it to be.
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Now well over a century later, researchers continue to examine the family background of unique populations and reach similar conclusions.
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Children living in female-headed families with no spouse present have a poverty rate of The growth in crime is paralleled by the growth in families abandoned by fathers. State-by-state analysis indicates that, in general, a 10 percent increase in the number of children living in single-parent homes including divorces accompanies a 17 percent increase in juvenile crime.
The three most prominent effects are lower intellectual development, higher levels of illegitimate parenting in the teenage yearsand higher levels of welfare dependency. Abandoned Mothers In normal families a father gives support to his wife, particularly during the period surrounding birth and in the early childhood years when children make heavy demands on her.
But a single mother does not have this supportand the added emotional and physical stress may result in fatigue and less parent availability to the child, increasing the risk of a relationship with the child that is emotionally more distant. The single mother generally is less able to attend to all of her child's needs as quickly or as fully as she could if she were well taken care of by a husband.
These factors tend to affect the mother's emotional attachment to her child and in turn reduce the child's lifelong capacity for emotional attachment to others and empathy for others. Such empathy helps restrain a person from acting against others' well-being. Violent criminals obviously lack this.
At the extreme, and a more common situation in America's inner cities, the distant relationship between a mother and child can become an abusing and neglectful relationship. If the conditions in which psychopathy is bred continue to increase, then America will have proportionately more psychopaths, and society is at an increased risk of suffering in unpredictable ways.
Abandoned Sons A father's attention to his son has enormous positive effects on a boy's emotional and social development. Absence of a Father's Authority and Discipline The dominant role of fathers in preventing delinquency is well-established. Over fifty years ago, this phenomenon was highlighted in the classic studies of the causes of delinquency by Sheldon and Eleanor Glueck of Harvard University.
The father contributes a sense of paternal authority and discipline which is conveyed through his involved presence. Albert Bandura, professor of psychology at Stanford University, observed as early as that delinquents suffer from an absence of the father's affection.
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