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Engaging Fathers and Male Role models in Social Care. Fully Booked

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Course Tutors
James Blewett
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Target Audience
Early Years and Early Help / Social Workers
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Course Types
Virtual learning, Course
Course categories
Social Care / Multi-agency
Course description

This is a full day's virtual learning with multiple breaks in between to examine case studies.

Engaging fathers, father figure, and male role models is often one of the most challenging issues practitioners face when working with children, young people and their families. Research has consistently shown that all too often children's services (and other agencies) either fail to engage with, or understand the role of fathers and male role models

Training objectives

This course seeks to explore our expectations of men, and fathering, and also to consider how we can engage men, across agencies more effectively in our work.

Learning outcomes

  • To explore our expectations of the role of fathers and other men in the families we work with including families with parents who are LBGT, including those who adopt children

  • Recognise many men's perceptions and experiences of agencies and professionals who work with their children

  • Discuss the issues that arise when we attempt to engage men in work with families

  • explore the implications of cross cultural working in the context of engaging men

  • understand the nature of the 'absent man' and other 'invisible' family members and how we can manage the impact of this in our practice.

  • Explore the factors that can promote safety in families when working with men and to identify men as a resource

  • Understand the issues when working with men as perpetrators of domestic abuse

  • Explore strategies and ways of working that can help us engage with men more effectively

Additional Information

You may be required to complete a pre-course exercise which will be discussed in virtual classroom on the day of training. This learning event is limited to 12 participants only

Start Date
Tuesday 2 February 2021
End Date
Tuesday 2 February 2021
Closing Date
Tuesday 26 January 2021
09:30 - 15:30
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