Tag Archives: parenting

Transmasculine Spectrum Parenting: Beyond a Gendered Fatherhood

Little scholarship exists on parenting in the transgender and gender nonconforming community, even though a sizable portion of the community is either currently parenting or interested in becoming a parent. This dearth of literature is particularly noticeable among those individuals assigned female at birth who identify as transmasculine. In a recent issue of the journal Social Work Research, published by ... Read More »

Similarities and Differences in the Influence of Paternal and Maternal Depression on Adolescent Well-Being

It’s known that depressed parents may negatively influence the well-being and outcomes of their children. However, prior research has mostly addressed mother’s depression rather than the father’s; furthermore, the research has mostly addressed effects on early childhood and not adolescents. To address this gap, Kevin Shafer, PhD, Brandon Fielding, MSW, and Douglas Wendt, MSW, recently had their findings published in ... Read More »

Court Victory in Montana: Kulstad v. Maniaci

The Montana Supreme Court issued an opinion earlier this week in a case where NASW earlier filed an amicus brief.  The case concerned the parenting rights of individuals in same-sex relationships.  NASW had filed an amicus brief supporting recognition of the parent- child attachment between the non-biological mother and the two children she had raised jointly with her partner of ... Read More »