New AFRN Fatherhood Research Blog
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Do Parenting Program work for fathers? Do dads enrol? Do they stay the distance? Does their parenting change? (PDF 86kb)
Contribute to the TALKING TO DADS ABOUT BONDING PROJECT
How exactly do practitioners explain attachment to fathers?
ENGAGING FATHERS - a report on the impressive Fatherhood Engagement Research project from South Australia (PDF 3.1mb)
Thinking tools for working with fathers and their families: A research-based based approach using a strengths framework (418 kb)
Australian Fatherhood Research Network
The Australian Fatherhood Research Network was launched at a seminar sponsored by the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth, and supported by the Family Action Centre, at the University of Newcastle in April 2008. The seminar was attended by experienced researchers and policy makers; the document ARACY-participants (37 KB Word) describes the seminar’s outcomes and key personnel. To find out more about the discussion, download the ARACY-full-report (199 KB pdf).
Briefly, the aim of the network is to promote high-quality collaborative research into fatherhood and fathering in Australia by encouraging researchers, academics, managers, practitioners and those developing policy to pay attention to the important role that fathers play in family and community life.
Priority areas for research
The ARACY seminar developed four broad priority areas: critical reflection and definition of the concept of fatherhood; research on marginalised fathers; evaluation of service programs for fathers; and father-specific research methodology. These priority research areas are described fully in the document ARACY-priorities (33 KB Word).
Directory of fatherhood research in Australia
A listing of current fatherhood research is available through the ARACY website. Researchers can post their research projects and make contact with colleagues with similar interests. To find out more, go to the ARACY AFRN page.
Want to keep up to date on fatherhood research? Recent reports, conferences and policy developments relevant to fatherhood research are now available through a regular electronic bulletin. The bulletin is free to subscribers: to join the subscription list simply email Richard Fletcher.
Australian Families Research Bulletin
The AFRB aims to inform those working with families of recent research from legal, social science and family studies journals and reports. It is produced and distributed free of charge to interested individuals and organisations.