Father-Inclusive Practice in a Family Center: An Australian Perspective (Special Issue: Supporting Fathers and Mothers as Coparents: The Next Frontier for Infant Mental Health).

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Journal Name
Zero to Three
Journal Volume
35
Journal Issue
5
Page Count
0
Year Published
2015
Author (Individual)
Fletcher, Richard.
StGeorge, Jennifer.
May, Chris.
Hartman, Deborah.
King, Andrew.
Resource Type
Journal Article
Resource Format
Unbound
Resource Language
English
Because fathers are clearly important to family well-being, including fathers in services for families seems a straightforward idea. How hard can it be? Yet across health, education, and welfare services it is still mothers who attend and engage on behalf of their infants and children/ The Family Action Centre, located on the east coast of Australia, has been addressing the need for father-inclusive practice examples. The story of their progress over the last decade includes the national context of changing gender expectations in families, funding strategies for father-inclusive practice, and the strength of linking practice with education and research. (Author abstract)

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