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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
17 June 2005
Download a sample track! See bottom of this page – right click and "Save Target As…" A group of men who attend special SaturDAD sessions held at the Sure Start Trevu centre in Camborne have written and recorded their own CD celebrating the joys of fatherhood. 
Practice » Separated families
17 June 2005
Dad – do you have a disabled child? Get the information and advice you need from the CONTACT A FAMILY helpline – helpline staff are especially trained to understand the issues from a dad’s perspective Freephone 0808 808 3555 or email dads@cafamily.org.uk Information and advice – both general and ESPECIALLY FOR FATHERS online at www.cafamily.org.uk  
External research » Separated families
4 June 2005
Excerpt from Sebastian Kraemer (2005) Narratives of Fathers and Sons: ‘there is no such thing as a father’ in (Eds) Arlene Vetere and Emilia Dowling, Narrative Therapies with children and their Families: A Practitioners Guide to Concepts and Approaches. 
Practice » Separated families
30 May 2005
Caring Dads: Helping fathers value their children is a group intervention programme for fathers. This group-based course focuses on helping men recognize attitudes, beliefs, and behaviours that support healthy and unhealthy father-child relationships, develop skills for interacting with children in healthy ways, and appreciate the impact on children of controlling, intimidating, abusive and neglectful actions including witnessing domestic violence. 
Policy » Separated families
11 May 2005
By Jack O’Sullivan, Fathers Direct Is the government over-optimistic about its achievements in cutting child poverty? That is the worrying question raised by a court of appeal ruling involving a separated father who shares care of his two children, but has been denied benefits to help him with that job. 
Policy » Separated families
11 May 2005
By Jack O’Sullivan, Fathers Direct Divorced fathers say family law is biased, but the real victims are children and only mediation can help them….