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Newpin: Supporting restoration of children to their birth parents

Newpin is a therapeutic restoration program that supports and empowers families to break the cycle of child neglect and abuse and to provide safe, nurturing environments for children.

MenCare: A Global Fatherhood Campaign

MenCare is a global fatherhood campaign. Their mission is to promote men’s involvement as equitable, non-violent fathers and caregivers in order to achieve family well-being and gender equality.

How Fathers and Father Figures Can Shape Child Health and Wellbeing

Evidence from a systematic review of 18 studies, indicates that father engagement positively affects social, behavioural, psychological and cognitive outcomes of children. Current literature indicates that fathers play a particularly critical role in fostering social skills and capacity for positive relationships in their children.

NGALA DadsWA Booklet

DadsWA: Hey Dad! Fatherhood For The First 12 Months

Becoming a father can be a challenging time and while most families experience a smooth run, there can be difficulties. This resource provides a guide to the ups and downs of becoming a father.

The Family Action Centre: Father-Inclusive Practice Guide

The aim of father-inclusive practice is to engage fathers in a way that makes them feel welcome and valued, and encouraging them to participate in programs, as well as considering them in all aspects of service delivery. The current barriers to father-inclusive practice need to be addressed and services must strive to meet the needs of fathers.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Early Childhood Experiences Shape Health and Well-Being Throughout Life

Research shows that children’s nutrition varies with parents’ income and education and can have lasting effects on health throughout life. One example, inadequate nutrition, is linked with obesity during childhood, which in turn is a strong predictor of adult obesity and its accompanying risks of chronic disease, disability and shortened life.

KidsMatter: Dads Make A Difference

Fathers can be important for the development of their children, both emotionally and mentally. Fathers who play an active part in their children's lives contribute positively to their children's confidence level, social skills, stress management and emotional skills.

The Family Action Centre: SMS4dads

SMS4dads is a new project to keep in touch with dads before and after the birth through their mobile phones. Text messages will be sent to new dads with tips, information and links to other services. The tips in the texts will help a dad connect with his baby and they will also help him be a support for his partner, the mum. Some texts will remind dad to take care of himself.

Beyondblue: Dadvice

Dadvice is an online four-part web series for new and expectant dads. Real life stories told by dads for new dads what to expect when becoming a dad. The Dadvice website is also full of useful information and tips on navigating fatherhood.

The Family Action Centre: Talking To Dads About Bonding

Dads have a good sense of what bonding feels like from friendships and romantic experiences, but they may need information on how to bond with their new baby and establish a connection. This booklet gives new fathers information on how bonding occurs between dad and baby, and how it develops.

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