Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth

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Engaging Fathers - Evidence Review

Themes: Fatherhood,Parental Engagement,Protecting children,Supporting families

Author: Fletcher, R., May, C., St George, J., Stoker, L., and Oshan, M.

Date: November 2014

This report aims to set out the knowledge and implementation support that is mostly likely to be effective in changing practice to fully engage fathers in Family and Children services.
Recent research (published ~2008-2014) linking fathers’ behaviours with children’s wellbeing is reviewed and barriers and facilitators to including fathers in services are identified. Effective approaches to father inclusion are described and examples of evidence-based programs targeting fathers are presented.


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