DO YOU WORK WITH MULTIFACETED FAMILIES?
Chances are that the men in your target groups are the ones that you worry about, but find difficult to engage. And once they do make contact, they might present particular challenges.
Come to the Australian Association for Infant Mental Health Inc’s (AAIMHI), And father makes three conference to hear from expert International and National speakers who specialise in family-inclusive practice. There will be over 50 presentations from researchers, policy-makers and practitioners under the following conference themes;
Family inclusive practice across single, same sex, blended, and traditional families
- How does practice reflect changing work roles and family roles for mothers and fathers? How do we incorporate fathering into the notion of family that underpins our work? What do mothers want from fathers?
Families in the 21st century
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families
- How do we include fathers, uncles, pops and brothers in family care for infants in A& TSI communities?
Care for babies and toddlers
- How do clinicians support father-infant attachment and co-parenting? How can family-inclusive practice increase fathers’ support for mothers?
Working with fathers
- What works to recruit fathers to perinatal services? How do we engage fathers alongside mothers? What are the barriers, facilitators and boundaries in working with fathers?
- How do we incorporate an understanding of the long term effects of family violence on infants into our work? How do we protect parent-infant relationships while healing families experiencing violence?
This is your opportunity to connect with others who work with 21st century families to strengthen parent-infant relationships during this critical time for psycho-social development.