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Engaging fathers in family based programs eWorkshop 24-Jun-2022

June 24, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm AEST


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 fathers

  • engaging men’s in child protection 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 fathers.

Participants also receive a copy of Engaging Men’s Responses to Family Violence by Andrew King as a resource for this workshop.

This is a one-day eWorkshop that has been adapted from face-to-face into an online format that is still interactive and group focused.

When: Friday 24th June 2022 from 9.00am to 4.30pm. There will be scheduled breaks throughout the day, including a lunch break.

Where: Online, delivered via zoom. You will receive a zoom link prior to the workshop where you will be able to access the eWorkshop.

Cost: The early bird booking is $330.00 if registration occurs before 10 June 2022 (GST included). The fee for registrations after the 10 June is $385.00 (GST included).

To register: Register and complete payment. A Tax Invoice will be emailed to you. The payment needs to be completed before the workshop occurs, for the registration to be fully confirmed.

Facilitators: David Nancarrow

David has worked for the last 17 years in a range of professional roles. He has extensive experience in working with the Education Department and working with school social behaviours and anger management counselling. As a mediator, David has worked with clients who had high levels of conflict, domestic violence and relationship breakdowns. This led him to develop the ‘Core Value’ therapy for anger management, conflict and mental health issues.

He has spoken several times at the Australian International Mental Health Conferences about the success of this therapy. He is passionate about delivering and training professionals in Father Inclusive Practice. He has developed programs for the Education and Youth Justice Department, called ‘My Path’ which is a social behaviour program for teenage males who are not attending school.

As a child consultant David specialized in symbol and sand tray therapy for children of separated families. He has managed a Mental Illness organisation which utilized the Boston Model of Recovery for mentally ill clients. Also, he is the author of two books, ‘What’s for Tea Dad’, a fun interactive cookbook for first time dads and ‘Honey I am Pregnant’, a manual for first-time dads. Both are available as free e-books.

Currently David works delivering Mental Health and Wellbeing training for OzHelp Tasmania and the business sector. David’s goal is to help equip people to be mentally and emotionally healthy to have successful and lasting relationships with themselves and others.

Feedback from previous workshops

We collect feedback from participants at the conclusion of each workshop we facilitate. You can find summary data on our feedback page. Some of the feedback collected from 67 participants between 2016 and 2018 in David Nancarrow’s Core Value Therapy workshop includes:

“Fantastic day. Very useful and I’ve got a lot to take away and process.”

“Informative and worthwhile.”

“It will allow me to reflect and build upon my knowledge of my own values and how they influence my work/life.”

“It was most important to actually observe the workshop. David working with the participants about their value and seeing the skill and technique involved”.

“It will give me a new way to have conversations with clients and create (hopefully) meaningful change in their lives.”


Andrew King

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