fathers

How do you remember your father?, how will your children remember you? : the Healthy Fathering Project 2000-2002

Document describing and discussing the work of the Healthy Fathering Project, which was created to raise awareness of the importance of positive and involved fathers to children, promote professional understanding and commitment to engage with fathers more actively, influence policy and practice and pilot direct work with men as fathers and with children.

Parents as partners : playing and learning together DVD - multi-language versions

Brief online article highlighting a DVD which can be used with either groups of parents or carers or individuals and gives examples of practical ways in which they can support children's learning.

The other glass ceiling : the domestic politics of parenting

Report exploring the everyday life of the 'hard-working family'. It uses original research and existing data to frame a new agenda for debate on family life, one based on the premise that it is in the public interest to recognise and strengthen the relationships between families, state and civil society.

Engaging with fathers: men in the FGC process (Practitioner research)

Report of a practitioner research study investigating fathers' experiences of, and attitudes to, being involved in Family Group Conferencing.

Recognising fathers: understanding the issues faced by fathers of children with a learning disability

Report that consolidates the key messages from fathers of children with disabilities, and re-contextualises them in a 21st century agenda for development. The platform provided by this report is a sound basis from which professionals and services can re-orientate their practice and service delivery to ensure that fathers are heard, and listened to, their needs embraced and their contribution valued.

Parents as partners in early learning : case studies : engaging fathers through active play, Liverpool

Document describing an Active Play project aimed specifically at fathers in which six-week courses were run in over 20 early years settings to encourage fathers to become more closely involved in their children's play.

Fathers - understanding their role

Understanding Childhood is a leaflet written by experienced child psychotherapists to give insight into the child’s feelings and view of the world and help parents, and those who work with children, to make sense of their behaviour. Understanding the vital role that fathers, and father figures, play in children’s emotional development.

Being a father to a child with disabilities: issues and what helps

This briefing focuses on fathers’ experiences of their child’s disability, impairment or chronic illness, and their resulting needs. Fathers of disabled children experience many of the same needs and concerns as mothers, but they do also have particular issues and needs. Fathers of disabled children are fathers first, and fathers of a disabled child second.

Parents as partners in early learning: case studies

Document describing a project entitled "Me and My Dad" which aimed to increase fathers' involvement in their children's learning and outlining the nature, philosophy and positive impact of the project as well as the generic lessons learned about parental involvement, project design and execution.