Engaging men in family based programs Workshops (Sydney, NSW, ACT & Tasmania)

June 17, 2012

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.

The workshop focuses on:

  • understanding what men might want when accessing community services
  • using strengths based approaches when working with men
  • engaging men in child protection issues 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 men.

For more information about each location, click here.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Rooty Hill, NSW
(As part of 2012 Family Work Conference)

Monday, 27 August 2012

Cardiff, NSW 

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Greenway, ACT

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Burnie, TAS

Monday, 29th October 2012

Wollongong, NSW

Facilitator/s: Andrew King and others

Andrew King is a consultant trainer and program developer in group work, working with men and strengths based practice. He is the Deputy-Chairperson for the Institute of Group Leaders and a specialist trainer in group work and trains professionals throughout Australia in ‘working with men’. He is also an experienced practitioner and has published a range of professional articles who has worked in adolescent drug and alcohol and young people with a mental illness programs and coordinated a large fathers’ centre.    

Andrew’s work career has involved working with teenagers who have drug and alcohol problems, young people with a mental health issues, parenting education, coordinating a fathers’ centre and managing training for professionals interested in group work or working with men.

Source: Groupwork Solutions National Training Calendar (http://groupworksolutions.com.au/announcements/2011-training-calendar)

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