Fatherhood Skills Conference, Edinburgh

Published: 24 October 2005

Seminar for service providers, fathers’ workers and fathers in association with Fathers Direct and the Equal Opportunities Commission (Scotland)

Thursday 1 December 2005, Edinburgh

This one-day seminar will explore opportunities for improving the ways in which fathers relate to their children and the ways support services can assist them in this. It will look at a wide variety of shared activities from which father–child relationships can benefit, and consider gender factors in the parenting equation.

This seminar will:

  • examine the development of father–child relationships through sport, creativity and play
  • highlight best practice in accessing activities and events
  • develop creative ways of engaging fathers.

Topics will include:

  • breaking the pattern of negative father–child relationships 
  • perceptions of fathers as figures of authority 
  •  models of fatherhood from films.

Presenters include Kenny Spence, Men in Childcare Project; Janet Dick Dance Base, Edinburgh; Robert Clark, HMP, Greenock; Barbara Jessop, Food for Tot; Michael Sharp, Scottish Football Association; Claire McNicol, Scottish Storytelling Centre; and Fiona Maher and Steve Harvey, Children in Scotland.

Who should attend?

The seminar is appropriate for those working within a wide variety of settings across both the statutory and voluntary sectors including social work, residential care, fostering, community education and youth work. The day
will be of particular benefit for service providers who are intending to establish a father’s group, or have recently done so, and are considering what activities they could introduce to develop fatherhood skills.

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