Supporting young fathers

Published: 17 October 2006

The Trust for the Study of Adolescence, supported by the Teenage Pregnancy Unit, will be running a conference showcasing current approaches to working with young fathers, on 12 December in central London.

The conference ties in with a new TSA publication, Supporting Young Fathers: Examples of Promising Practice, and projects featured in the book will make presentations at the event. The book will be launched at the conference and given out free to delegates – and the conference will be of interest to everyone involved in supporting young parents – fathers and mothers.

Topics to be covered will include:

  • Recruiting and engaging young fathers
  • Working with school-age fathers
  • Reflecting on practice
  • Working with Black and Minority Ethnic young fathers
  • Developing integrated approaches
  • Partnerships and networking
  • Emerging themes and next steps

Delegates will have the choice of attending 2 of the following workshops:

  • Recruiting and engaging young fathers
  • Being strategic
  • Thinking about your work
  • Ways of working

Speakers and workshop contributors will include: Alison Horrox, B2b+, Sunderland; John May and Jenny Midwinter, Education Leeds (whose work is also featured in the latest edition of Father Work magazine); Roger Olley, Fathers Plus, Newcastle; Mark Osborn, Great Yarmouth Young Men’s Project; Andy Wood, Mancroft Advice Project, Norwich; and a range of TSA staff.

For more information contact Karen Wraith, Conference Administrator, on 01273 771249, or visit the TSA website.