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News, research, policy and practice articles on working with separated families, and maximising the involvement of fathers in the lives of their children post-separation.

Practice » Separated families
26 October 2005
Men and Family Relationships Services, which are funded under the Family Relationships Services Program (FRSP), are administered by the Family and Children’s Services Branch of the Australian Government Department of Family and Community Services (FaCS). 
External research » Separated families
24 October 2005
The US National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion PREVENTION RESEARCH CENTERS program facilitates the funding of extramural research centers that add to knowledge about preventing and controlling chronic disease.  Now a research project is aiming to evaluate the effectiveness of a programme designed to improve the health behaviours (including their alcohol, drug and tobacco use) of AFrican American boys who do not live with their fathers The Programme The Fathers and Sons Project, based in Flint, MI, is a unique program for African American fathers and their 8-12 year old sons who are not living in the same home. 
External research » Separated families
17 October 2005
FATHERING journal – Vol. 3 Issue 3 – is devoted to articles on imprisoned fathers returning to their families – as follows: Randal D. 
Practice » Separated families
14 September 2005
Fathers Direct’s FREE workers’ telephone helpline Fathers Direct offers FREE! telephone advice of up to 15 minutes per call to workers and managers trying to engage with fathers, or attempting to make their organisation or and service father-inclusive. 
Practice » Separated families
29 August 2005
Too many fatherhood projects are so busing DOING the work that they don’t have time to tell the world WHAT THEY ARE DOING!  
External research » Separated families
13 August 2005
Parenting and Stress Survey Kate Buchan and Charlie Lewis of Lancaster University are conducting a study investigating the relationships between the decisions that parents make, the roles they fulfil and their feelings of strain.