Father Inclusive Practice Resource

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LEAD has developed an online Father Inclusive Practice Workplace Learning Program to allow participants to work through the training modules at their own pace.

The programs facilitator, Andrew King, will walk you through four learning modules and workplace activities, so that information outlined in each module can be incorporated into your workplace practice.

Andrew is a consultant trainer and program developer in group work, working with men and strengths based practice. He is a specialist trainer in group work and trains professionals throughout Australia and Canada in ‘working with men’. He is also an experienced practitioner and has published a range of professional articles.

Andrew has worked with teenagers who have drug and alcohol problems, young people with a mental health issues, parenting education, families who have children with special needs and coordinated a large fathers’ centre.

This LEAD eLearning Development Series is aimed at increasing father inclusive practices in your work, programs and throughout your service. The program is best suited for all those who work with families and children.

The Father Inclusive Practice Workplace Learning Program consists of Four Learning Modules with workplace activities to be completed for each module. Module One describes why we should be more father inclusive. Then Modules two to four you will look at how we can achieve the aim of father inclusive practice.

This learning resource is structured as a Four Module Online Training Tool, to get the most benefit from this program work through the modules consecutively from One to Four. Each module then has a workplace activity to complete before moving onto the next Module.

Module One: Why should we engage fathers?

How to use this learning module

  1. Open the link to Module One – you will need access to YouTube as this is a YouTube clip.
  2. Watch Module One from beginning to end before taking notes.
  3. Watch Module One a second time and take notes of specific information that is relevant to your service/program/practices.
  4. Work through the specified workplace activity outlined at the end of Module One.
  5. Discuss with your manager/team the benefits of working through the Father Inclusive Practice Online Training Program.

Look and apply what you have learnt to your own situation and see how you can improve your engagement with fathers.

  1. Visit the Fatherhood Institute Website
  2. Read 2 or 3 practice areas that are relevant to your service
  3. Have each staff member research a practice area that is relevant to their current practice/programs
  4. Present researched topics at your next Team Meeting for discussion

Additional support for this Module is available from LEAD at info@leadpda.org.au.

You have successfully completed this Module. Please proceed to Module 2.

Module Two: How can we make our service more father inclusive?

How to use this learning module

  1. Open the link to Module Two – you will need access to YouTube as this is a YouTube clip.
  2. Watch Module Two from beginning to end before taking notes.
  3. Watch Module Two a second time and take notes of specific information that is relevant to your service/program/practices.
  4. Work through the specified workplace activity outlined at the end of Module One.
  5. Discuss with your manager/team the benefits of working through the Father Inclusive Practice Online Training Program.

Look and apply what you have learnt in module two to your own situation and see how you can improve your engagement with fathers.

In this activity you will be working through a checklist.

  1. Open the Father Inclusive Practice Checklist and print a copy of the check list.
  2. Work though the checklist to find out how your programs and organisation are father inclusive.
  3. Encourage other members of your organisation to complete the checklist.
  4. Review findings of each checklist completed at a team meeting and discuss what changes need to be made to make your programs and organisation more Father Inclusive.

Additional support for this Module is available from LEAD at info@leadpda.org.au.

You have successfully completed this Module. Please proceed to Module 3.

Module Three: What skills are of benefit when working with fathers?

How to use this learning module

  1. Open the link to Module Three – you will need access to YouTube as this is a YouTube clip.
  2. Watch Module Three from beginning to end before taking notes.
  3. Watch Module Three a second time and take notes of specific information that is relevant to your service/program/practices.
  4. Work through the specified workplace activity outlined at the end of Module One.
  5. Discuss with your manager/team the benefits of working through the Father Inclusive Practice Online Training Program.

Look and apply what you have learned in module three to your own situation and see how you can improve your engagement with fathers.

In this activity you will look at your strengths and skills to be Father Inclusive.

  1. Create 2 or 3 case studies that are typical of the work of your organisation.
  2. Each case study should be about a family with children and that has a father involved.
  3. Review the case study using the information and skills outlined in modules 1 – 3 to see how you your programs and organisation is currently addressing father inclusive practice.
  4. Reflect on what could your organisation and programs do differently to be more father inclusive when working with families and children.
  5. Share your findings with your team and your organisational leaders.

Additional support for this Module is available from LEAD at info@leadpda.org.au.

You have successfully completed this Module. Please proceed to Module 3.

Module Four: Meeting the specific needs of fathers

How to use this learning module

  1. Open the link to Module Four – you will need access to YouTube as this is a YouTube clip.
  2. Watch Module Four from beginning to end before taking notes.
  3. Watch Module Four a second time and take notes of specific information that is relevant to your service/program/practices.
  4. Work through the specified workplace activity outlined at the end of Module One.
  5. Discuss with your manager / team the benefits of working through the Father Inclusive Practice Online Training Program.

Look and apply what you have learnt in module four to your own situation and see how you can improve your engagement with fathers.

In this activity we will be looking at feedback from fathers.

  1. At your next team meeting reflect on how your programs and organisation gathers feedback from fathers.
  2. Look at how effective the current style of gathering information from fathers.
  3. Using the information and skills outlined in Modules 1-4 and discuss alternative methods of gathering information from fathers.
  4. Design an action plan for your program and organisation on how to be more father inclusive.

Additional support for this Module is available from LEAD at info@leadpda.org.au.

You have successfully completed this Module. Please proceed to the Evaluation.

Thank you for participating in a LEAD online learning program. We would like to learn more about your experience with the Father Inclusive Practice Workplace Learning Program. We encourage you to give fearless and frank feedback about the program, so that we can effectively meet your training needs for eLearning in the future.

I ask you to take some time now to reflect on what you have learned, how you have used the training in your practice and your experience of using this new online learning tool.

The evaluation tool is completed online and will take approximately 5 minutes of your time to inform us of your experience with this program and how it meets your needs as a worker and a leaner.

Father Inclusive Practice workplace learning program survey

Thank you for taking the time provide feedback on this online learning program.