AASW (WA) Engaging with Fathers in Family Services
|Date:||23 May 2018|
|Time:||6.00pm to 7.30pm|
|Venue:||City West Lotteries House, WA|
|CPD hrs:||AASW Members can claim CPD Hours under Category 2 : 1.5 hours|
Registrations (limit 40 places)
|Organiser:||AASW WA Branch|
AASW WA office firstname.lastname@example.org
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Working with Fathers and Families Seminar - Dr Joseph Fleming
Rural Members- Please register for this event on the event page.
Dr Joseph Fleming, will be running his second seminar with the AASW WA Branch, on "Engaging with fathers in family services: principles, research and practice". This seminar allows workers, organizations or networks of services to look at how they can provide more effective programs to men and families. The seminar will explore the importance of the fathers' role in family services and how programs can engage and support this opportunity.
This seminar demonstrates the use of a wide variety of generative exercises. These exercises focus men on active and practical ways of being in the world and having an influence and impact on others. Each participant receives a detailed copy of all exercises. The interventions are divided into three categories:
- Generative awareness exercises
- Generative relationship deepening exercises
- Generative impact expanding exercises
The Generative Approach: Using the skills with men and fathers
Generativity has been extensively applied to understanding healthy ageing, drug and alcohol recovery, supporting carers and fathering. People’s lives are often better off when they impact on and mentor others, learn from them and are also influenced by them in positive ways. An important part of generative fathering is enlarging a ‘sense of self’ to include the next generation and committing to care for them. Generative fathering is consistent with healthy men’s development. Meeting the needs of the next generation is grounded in the ability of men to master their own family adjustment needs.