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Practice » Drugs and alcohol
3 April 2009
Browning House is a family assessment centre in Leeds, where vulnerable young mums’ and dads’ capacity as parents is assessed in cases involving child protection. 
External research » Drugs and alcohol
25 March 2009
The Australian Fatherhood Research Network (AFRN) promotes high-quality collaborative research into fatherhood and fathering in Australia by encouraging researchers, academics, managers, practitioners and those developing policy to pay attention to the important roles that fathers play in family and community life. 
Practice » Drugs and alcohol
25 March 2009
Family Rights Group Fathers Matter and Fathers Matter Volume 2 Fatherhood Institute Research Summary: Young Fathers  Fatherhood Institute Toolkit for Father-Inclusive Practice I’m a Better Dad Now published by ContinYou Inter-professional Approaches to Young Fathers by Dr Jane Reeves  Summary of The Transition to Fatherhood in Young Men: influences on commitment: 2002 paper by Quinton, Pollock and Golding Supporting Young Fathers: Examples of Promising Practice by Nigel Sherriff The Prevention Researcher, US journal special issue on teen fathers When Boys Become Parents: adolescent fatherhood in America by Mark S. 
Practice » Drugs and alcohol
16 March 2009
Useful organisations The Fatherhood Institute The Fatherhood Institute provides general and specialist training in engaging with fathers, including 1, 2 & 3 day (accredited) courses in working with young fathers. 
Practice » Drugs and alcohol
13 March 2009
Working with Men in Health and Social Care by B. Featherstone, J. Scourfield and M. Rivett Working with Men in Health and Social Care is a fantastic book which we cannot recommend too highly. 
External research » Drugs and alcohol
22 December 2008
After many months of work, the Cabinet Office has published (18 December 2008) a terrific, detailed statistical picture of family life in Britain today.