Caring Dads Theory Manual

Katreena L. Scott (May 2010)

This manual describes the theory behind the Caring Dads program for fathers who have maltreated their children, exposed them to abuse of their mother, or are at high-risk for these behaviours.

The rationale for developing and offering a program such as Caring Dads is first reviewed. Following this, we consider the empirical evidence in support promising treatment targets and outline the principles that guide Caring Dads implementation. Subsequent sections provide a more detailed discussion of the therapeutic techniques used and review essential details of program implementation. This manual should be read in conjunction with the manuals detailing the programme content, training, case management, assessment, evaluation, and mother contact.

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