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Better Methods For Involving Fathers In Health Services

Since when did 'families' just mean women and children? Fathers play an immensely important role in health outcomes and as role models for their children.

Fathers also play an important role as carers and supporters of their partners. So it follows that finding ways to engage with fathers proactively becomes really important.

These resources offer examples of programs and research that uncover how and why fathers' involvement is important to their own as well as their family's health.


beyondblue: Healthy Dads? The Challenge of Being a New Father

beyondblue was commissioned by funding from the Movember Foundation to conduct this research which aims to understand experiences of psychological distress in new fathers, the barriers and facilitators to help seeking, appropriate communication concepts for engagement, and identifying strategies to support them and help to build their resilience.

Dr Joseph Fleming: In Conversation - Involving Fathers

Involving fathers in family work particularly in child protection can be challenging for practitioners. Dr Joseph Fleming explores practitioners’ experiences of engaging fathers drawing from his research.

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