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Working with Fathers

21.11.19 9:30 am
21.11.19 4:30 pm


Children in Wales

*: £95.00 – £135.00

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“I am better equipped to talk about the benefits of working with fathers”

“Course was well run & delivered by Jon”

“Interaction between the group and meeting other people who may be struggling to engage with fathers very useful”

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 a highly experienced safeguarding trainer having worked in Wales, England Scotland and the Republic of Ireland. Jon writes a regular blog on his two interests working with fathers and E-safety.  He first became involved in supporting fathers while working for the Preschool Playgroups Association.  Jon said “Men’s involvement with young children especially in the early years has traditionally been been discouraged by society. Yet many studies show us that the positive future outcomes for children who have involved fathers are very good indeed.”

Jon has a very wide experience of working with children from some of the most excluded and deprived groups. Jon has worked with preschool children as well as young people leaving care, children with disabilities and those involved in the Youth Justice system. As Manager of Gibbonsdown Children’s Centre he was responsible for setting up and running the first children’s centre in Wales. When working for Cardiff Gypsy Sites group Jon set up and ran the first summer play scheme and youth club for Gypsy Traveller children in the country. Jon has a wide experience of hands on work as well as working at a strategic a level.

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

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