Engaging fathers in the early childhood space; Why and how? (Webinar)

$25.00 $22.50 Member Price

By Dr Richard Fletcher

Today’s fathers want to engage with their young children in new ways and early childhood educators have exactly the information and strategies that fathers are looking for, according to Professor Richard Fletcher (University of Newcastle’s Family Action Centre). If you missed the ECA 2016 national conference Professor Fletcher shares his insights in this keynote webcast. It sheds light on research and highlights practices early childhood educators and carers can use to support men wanting more involvement in their young child’s learning and development.

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Dr Richard Fletcher

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Richard Fletcher (PhD) is an Associate Professor in the Family Action Centre, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle. His research has covered many aspects of fathering from fathers’ use of YouTube, young fathers’ roles, fathers’ information needs, Aboriginal fathers’ service use and father-child rough and tumble play. He has a particular interest in the role of professionals in building father-infant and father-child connection for the benefit of the whole family. He is the convenor of the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) national network of fatherhood researchers, The Australian Fatherhood Research Network. He teaches father-infant attachment and working with vulnerable fathers in the Masters of Family Studies at The University of Newcastle and in the Masters in Perinatal and Infant Health at the NSW Institute of Psychiatry.  His book ‘The Dad Factor: how father-baby bonding helps a child for life’ was published by Finch has been translated into five languages.