Generative Fathering is a guide for practitioners to improve their engagement and work with fathers in community services, social work, psychology, counselling, domestic violence, health contexts. Using a strengths-based (non-deficit) approach, this book explores the pivotal role of fathers within their families’ life, and how this can be harnessed to enhance family wellbeing. Generativity, referring to the sacrificial caring or support provided to a significant relationship or the next generation, is explored and presented as a framework that can best guide strengths-based practice in working with fathers. Generative Fathering provides practitioners with a framework to deepen father-child engagement and work collaboratively with men while addressing the challenges that can threaten these relationships.
The authors: Andrew King is a leading group work specialist and the Practice Specialist, Groupwork and Community Education Manager
at Relationships Australia, NSW.Dr Joe Fleming is a registered™ mental health social worker and casual academic, having formerly
worked as a child protection worker and team leader. Mohamed Dukuly is a psychosocial educator, a social worker, an accredited Family Dispute
Resolution practitioner and currently works with migrants and refugees in Australia.
Cost: $33.00 (includes GST)
“This is a very good guide for professionals working with fathers across many health and welfare settings. It walks new pathways that encourage men to be included in family interventions and provides many useful examples of how it can be done". Professor Emeritus Thea Brown, Department of Social Work, Monash University
"This excellent book is strengths based and offers service providers an opportunity to critique their own work with fathers and the generative possibilities that men contribute to their children’s lives". Elisabeth Shaw, CEO, Relationships Australia NSW
“A richly informative book which brilliantly makes the case for including fathers in family-work and offers a wealth of tips and strategies for doing so". Adrienne Burgess, Joint CEO, the Fatherhood Institute. www.fatherhoodinstitute.org
ISBN 978-0-6480015-5-3 (Paperback)
ISBN 978-0-6480015-7-7 (eBook)
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