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Working with Fathers

22.09.15 9:45 am
22.09.15 4:15 pm


Children in Wales

*: £115.00 – £135.00

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A one-day course

This course is aimed at both practitioners and their managers who are interested in ensuring that their services are engaging positively with fathers. Participants will consider who are “significant males” and why should we engage with them? The course will explore a number of self-assessment tools which can aid an organisation in identifying strengths and weaknesses in their current approach to working with males, and help to focus on possible areas for service re-design, based on the data analysis.

This course will also look at:

  • Fathers and the Law. Who has parental responsibility
  • Why fathers matter to children and how alienating significant males can make it harder to work effectively with children and young people
  • Research evidence to highlight the benefits for children of services working to engage fathers and other significant males;
  • The barriers identified by both males and by services, and suggest approaches which may reduce or remove these barriers.
  • Separated and together. How to include fathers when parents no longer live together
  • The personal and cultural issues which shape our perceptions of men and fathers
  • Looking beyond the stereotypes. Using the lessons of diversity and inclusion to promote the roles of fathers
  • What works? Techniques and strategies to involve fathers and significant males

About the Trainer

Jon Trew is an experienced child protection trainer having delivered training to groups as diverse as housing maintenance staff, dentists and childcare workers. Jon has wide experience of working with children of all ages and backgrounds, having managed a children’s center, a nursery, an afterschool club and holiday play-care schemes. Jon is also a trained facilitator for Parenting in the Digital Age (PitDA).
As early as the 1990′s Jon was an enthusiast for using computers to work with children as young as four and five and has continued to promote safe ways for young children to access the internet and other electronic media. Jon has experience of working face to face with children as well as a deep understanding of the technical challenges it presents.
Jon said “A study in October 2011 found on average, the children who use computers started doing so at age 3 ½, while half of children under 8 in the US had access to a mobile device like a smartphone, an iPad or other tablet. The internet offers huge opportunities for our children to explore, learn and enjoy, however the benefits of this revolution are matched by threats and difficulties. Waiting until children reach their early teens before we consider internet safety is just too late. Parents, teachers and all child care professionals must rise to this challenge and ensure they are able to guide, monitor and protect our children through this new age”.

This course is also offered as in-house training, please contact training@childreninwales.org.uk for more information.

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