Supporting Fathers after Separation and Divorce through Programmatic Intervention - Fortsatt Foreldre in Norway as an Example
This qualitative study explored the perspectives of resident and nonresident fathers on the influence of Fortsatt Foreldre in Norway, a parental intervention program that supports them in addressing concerns that come after separation or divorce. Three fathers who completed Fortsatt Foreldre were recruited to participate in an in-depth and audiotaped interview. A thematic analysis suggests that Fortsatt Foreldre is beneficial to separated/divorced fathers in many aspects, including outcomes related to fathering, child–father relationship, co-parenting, and individual psychological resilience. Interviewed fathers’ narration also indicated how Fortsatt Foreldre further defines and develops the discourse of positive fatherhood within the Norwegian context.
Accepted manuscript version. Published version available at https://doi.org/10.18261/issn.0807-7487-2017-01-04.