Free training for those who work with Young Fathers

The next round of free Young Fathers Training will be happening on the 8 March, 2018 in the Conference Rm at Dunheved House, Launceston, 9.30am till 12.30pm.

This training is aimed at those who work with young fathers.

Communicating with young fathers and encouraging them to be involved in the lives of their children and families is widely recognised as being highly important throughout medical, social care and youth work organisations. However many practitioners may feel daunted by the prospect of working with young men in a fathering role, whilst others may consider them to be a group that is almost impossible to engage with. Similarly many of these young men often describe how they feel invisible or peripheral; ignored or misunderstood by many professionals and services.

 

This informal training developed by Brook Young Fathers Project is inspired by our own experiences of ‘what works’, and uses practical and interactive activities to promote the idea that any professional can work with young fathers.  It encourages professionals to consider strategies that will allow them to ensure young fathers receive a fair, equal service. We have used our own work, academic research and our own survey results, to ensure that the material we deliver is relevant and accurate. We have also consulted young fathers in the planning of this training and intend to involve them in the delivery and the facilitation of the activities. Recognising that working with any group of young people often requires a flexible, spontaneous approach we hope to provide information and resources that will prompt ideas and cultivate confidence and understanding.

To book, please use Eventbrite.

You can find out more about Brook on their website.