Brief summary of program purpose
Whilst many services exist for mothers, father’s often experience isolation and have difficulty accessing the support they require to create lasting, positive relationships. Promoting a father's ability to connect in meaningful ways with their partner and children will enhance and promote strong, connected families.
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 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
Best suited to:
This program has been designed to assist anyone who works with fathers on a regular basis and can be delivered in a range of formats dependent on the needs of the group. Training is delivered by qualified, experienced facilitators who will support you to learn how to work effectively and safely with fathers.
This training can be delivered in a way that best suits the needs of your workforce. For example it can be delivered as one five hour program or two 2.5 hour sessions.
Next training session is scheduled to be delivered on:
Wednesday August 26
10:00am to 5:00pm
Whilst COVID-19 social distancing restrictions are in place this training is being delivered online using a secure, internet based platform.
If restrictions are eased prior to August 26 the training can be delivered at your premises, at either one of our centres in Sandringham or Frankston or at an alternative location.
The cost per person is $250.
For a group booking the cost is $2,300 - minimum booking of ten.
Maximum number of participants for this training is fifteen.
Acceptance into this program is subject to minimum enrolment numbers being achieved and/or maximum numbers being reached. Heartlinks reserves the right to discontinue service should the facilitator deem a participant to be better suited to an alternative form of support.
Bookings and more information:
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (03) 8599 5488