Fathers Matter

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Alongside every engaged father is a committed practitioner. For several years there has been a more intense focus on father engagement in child protection. This one-day training will encourage participants to look at their internal values and biases and how these may support or hinder success in engaging fathers.

Men’s behaviour and choices matter to families and being father-inclusive in our work opens space and opportunities. We cannot just work with women and children, as families come in packages. Fathers also bring with them much social capital in their family systems such as grandparents, brothers, aunts and these do need to be utilised to progress child safety. This is important for families but may be even more significant for families from poor or historically oppressed communities.

Who should attend?

Supervisors, managers, practitioners and leaders in child and family service systems