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Engaging Fathers

Where: Virtual Location, Online, Virtual

Restrictions: 18+

Ticket Information:

  • Individual: $250.00
  • Group of 10: $2,300.00
  • Buy Tickets – 03 8599 5488
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: Heartlinks

Whilst many services exist for mothers, father’s often experience isolation and are reluctant to access the support they require to create lasting, positive relationships. Engaging Fathers aims to provide evidence based, practical tools and techniques to assist those who work with fathers, to engage and work productively with fathers of all ages.

Promoting a father's ability to connect in meaningful ways with their partner and children will enhance and promote strong, connected families.

This program has been designed to assist anyone who works with fathers on a regular basis.

Topics include:
- Promoting connection: To family and community
- The importance of attachment and impacts on children’s development
- Children’s developmental ages and stages
- Promoting fathers' parenting capacity
- Understanding constraints fathers may experience in connecting to services and the family unit
- The role the ‘manbox’, historical stereotypes and family of origin play in men’s attitudes and behaviour
- Exploring fathers' behaviour as a ‘parenting choice’
- Working effectively with men who are abusive

What you will learn:
- Strategies to engage men in your services
- How to strengthen fathers’ parenting
- Improving social connection
- How to avoid collusion with men who perpetrate abuse against family members

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