Engaging fathers in family based programs Workshop - Blacktown, NSW

Date: 23-Jul-2018

Blacktown RSL, Blacktown, NSW - Monday, 23rd July 2018 from 9.30am to 4.30pm.


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.

When: Monday, 23rd July 2018 from 9.30am to 4.30pm.

Where: Blacktown RSL, Second Avenue, Blacktown NSW

Cost: The early bird booking is $242.00 if registration occurs before 17th June (GST included). The fee for registrations after the 17th June is $297.00 (GST included). Morning tea and lunch are provided. 

To register: Register and complete payment below. 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.

Facilitator: David Nancarrow

For the past 15 year David has had a wide variety of counselling and professional experience. David has had extensive experience working with mainly male clients who have had high levels of conflict, domestic violence and relationship break downs. As a Men and Family Relationship Counsellor David specialized in developing the ‘Core Value’ therapy for anger management and has spoken at several Men’s Health conferences around Australia about the success of this therapy. David work has allowed him to develop programs for the Education and Youth Justice Department, titled ‘My Path,’ for Young male who did not attend school. As a mediator David has mediated between separating parents in often highly acrimonious situations. As a child consultant David also specialized in symbol and sand tray therapy for children from separated families. David Journey took him on to manage a Mental Health organisation where the main Rehabilitation and Recovery model for mentally ill clients utilized the Boston Model of Recovery. David is also the author of two books, ‘What’s for Tea Dad’ which is a fun interact cook book for first time dads and ‘Honey I am Pregnant’ which is a manual for first time dads which are available as free e-books. Currently David now works teaching ‘Skills for Life’, for TasTafe Apprentices and delivering Mental Health and Welling Being training for organisations and the business sector. David’s passion is to help equip people to be mentally healthy and have successful and lasting relationships.



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