What does this event cover
Dads matter—a lot. The relationship between father and child has a deep impact on children’s healthy development in all domains: language, thinking, physical, and social–emotional. Research shows that children who grow up with warm, nurturing, and actively involved fathers:
- Higher educational achievement
- Increased emotional security
- Greater capacity for empathy
- Non-traditional attitudes to earning and childcare
- Greater social mobility/earnings relative to parents
- More satisfying adult sexual partnerships
- Higher self-esteem and life-satisfaction
- Lower adolescent risk behaviour and criminality
Dads also have significant impacts on children’s early education and long term academic outcomes. However, fathers are sometimes vulnerable, may have their own mental health or other issues that make a risk to children if unassessed and unsupported.
In order to build on the social capital of fatherhood dads need to be engaged effectively from the outset. The Two ½ day training, so please only register if you are able to attend both sessions.
The course will explore:
1. What is Father Inclusive Practice?
2. Evidence and research
3. Attitudes, stereotypes and beliefs about fathers and how this may influence our work with dads as practitioners
4. Working with the couple/ parental relationship
5. Mapping service provision and developing a personal action plan to support father engagement and involvement.