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Event Details - Engaging fathers in family based programs Workshop

Title: Engaging fathers in family based programs Workshop
Type of Activity: Workshops & Seminars
Objective of Course / Workshop:

This workshop allows workers, organisations or networks of services to provide more effective programs to men and families. The workshop explores the importance of the fathers’ role in family services and how programs can engage and support this opportunity. 

Course / Workshop Outline:
OPD points: 5
Course / Workshop content:

The workshop focuses on:

  • understanding what men might want when accessing community services
  • using strengths based approaches when working with fathers
  • engaging men’s in child protection and family based programs
  • exploring skills used to work with men in a non-threatening way and modelling effective, respectful and inclusive communication when working with men
  • working with fathers to increase their engagement in their children’s lives
  • engaging fathers using the father inclusive practice and the generative framework
  • effective ways for female workers to work with fathers.
Start/End Date: 14/02/2019 to 14/02/2019
Time: 09:30:00 - 16:30:00
Presenter / Provider: David Nancarrow
Contact Name: Andrew King
Contact Phone: 0437546560
Contact Email: info@groupworksolutions.com.au
Qualifications: Mental Health Counsellor
Experience:

David has worked for the last 17 years in a range of professional roles. He has extensive experience in working with the Education Department and working with school social behaviours and anger management counselling. As a mediator, David has worked with clients who had high levels of conflict, domestic violence and relationship breakdowns. This led him to develop the ‘Core Value’ therapy for anger management, conflict and mental health issues.

He has spoken several times at the Australian International Mental Health Conferences about the success of this therapy. He is passionate about delivering and training professionals in Father Inclusive Practice. He has developed programs for the Education and Youth Justice Department, called ‘My Path’ which is a social behaviour program for teenage males who are not attending school.

As a child consultant David specialized in symbol and sand tray therapy for children of separated families. He has managed a Mental Illness organisation which utilized the Boston Model of Recovery for mentally ill clients. Also, he is the author of two books, ‘What’s for Tea Dad’, a fun interactive cookbook for first time dads and ‘Honey I am Pregnant’, a manual for first-time dads. Both are available as free e-books.

Currently David works delivering Mental Health and Wellbeing training for OzHelp Tasmania and the business sector. David’s goal is to help equip people to be mentally and emotionally healthy to have successful and lasting relationships with themselves and others.

Address: Devonport - The Cherry Shed
Address 2: 243 Gilbert St
Suburb: Latrobe
State: TAS
Postcode: 7307
Website: http://
Parking: Free
Is there disability parking and entry? Yes
Are meals included with this event? Yes
If yes, what meals? Morning / Afternoon Tea & Lunch
Registration URL: http://groupworksolutions.com.au/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=216087
Cost ($): $275.00
Registration Instruction (if applicable):

The early bird booking is $275.00 if registration occurs before 11th Jan (GST included). The fee for registrations after the 11th Jan is $330.00 (GST included). Morning tea and lunch are provided.  

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