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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
7 June 2009 | Leave a comment
The Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) is an intensive prevention programme being tested in England.T he programme, which has been developed and researched over 30 years in the US with impressive results, is based on home visiting by the same Family Nurse to vulnerable, first time, young parents, from early pregnancy until the child is two years old.  In England, it is jointly led by DH/DCSF and began in 2007 in 10 sites. 
Practice » Separated families
14 May 2009 | Leave a comment
What: Modular course for young expectant fathers Who: U-Too Not-for-Profit Company Where: Swindon When: Since 2004 Help and advice for young mothers-to-be is easy to come by. 
External research » Separated families
14 May 2009 | Leave a comment
Rosie Meek’s paper ‘The parenting possible selves of young fathers in prison’ draws on the social psychological concept of ‘possible selves’ to explore young imprisoned dads’ parenting aspirations and concerns. 
Practice » Separated families
14 May 2009 | 2 comments
What: ‘You and Your Child’ parenting programme for fathers who are prisoners Who: Ormiston Children & Families Trust, accredited by the National Open College Network Where: Eight prisons in Eastern England When: Programme first accredited 2004 In the UK there are an estimated 160,000 children who have a parent (in the vast majority of cases, a father) in prison. 
Practice » Separated families
7 April 2009 | Leave a comment
You can download this form from the Related Documents section below, and use it to gather information about young dads accessing your service. 
Practice » Separated families
7 April 2009 | Leave a comment
You can download the form from the Related Documents section below, and use it to give to a "third party" to take home to a dad, and return to the service.