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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.

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. 
Practice » Separated families
3 April 2009 | Leave a comment
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. 
Practice » Separated families
25 March 2009 | Leave a comment
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.