For Parents Week 2008, Children in Wales organised a joint conference with the Family Information Services Wales.
The conference brought together policy makers and professionals to look at family support policy in Wales.
The conference also saw the launch of new guidelines for including fathers in early years services. The guidelines, which have been commissioned by the Welsh Assembly Government, consider a number of the issues affecting the involvement of fathers in services, and provide a range of case studies showing what has worked well.
Speakers' presentations available to download
Psychological considerations in becoming a mother for the first time - Professor Wendy Holloway, Open University
Parents Week Presentation - Keith Towler, Childrens Commissioner for Wales
Families: including fathers - Dr Toity Deave, University of the West of England
Supporting Families in Cardiff - Angela Bourge, Cardiff Council
Workshop presentations available to download
Why Dads Matter - Dr Toity Deave, University of the West of England
Including fathers is beneficial to us all - Nick Clement, Fatherskills
Families Matter - Sarah Matthews, Barnardo's Cymru
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