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Engaging fathers: Lessons from across Social Work

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Grassmarket Community Project

86 Candlemaker Row

Edinburgh

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This workshop aims to bring together Children and Families and Criminal Justice social work practitioners to consider how we work effectively with men as fathers. Men are often over represented in criminal justice proceedings and underrepresented in child welfare forums, with Serious Case Reviews repeatedly noting a lack of integration and understanding between services. As two practitioners we want to share findings from our PhD research projects looking at interaction in criminal justice social work settings and experiences of child protection social work, to open a dialogue about how we talk to fathers to successfully involve them in these challenging processes. We are interested in how we build relationships with these men, how we talk about risk, and what the barriers might be to having constructive conversations. Furthermore, through such dialogue this event aims to consider ways of increasing understanding and collaboration between these areas of social work for more effective engagement with men. In asking how can we communicate with men more effectively to improve outcomes for families, we are also asking how do we work with and learn from each other?

There will be live illustration throughout this workshop to visually bring together the discussions

At sign up, we would be grateful if you could state not just your name and institution/ agency and job title, but also the area of social work you are in - Criminal Justice or Children and Families.

If you need to contact someone about this please use the email address - engagingfathers2018@gmail.com.


Organiser - Eve Mullins and Ariane Critchley

On Behalf of: The University of Edinburgh

Contact for Enquiries: Engagingfathers2018@gmail.com


This event is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science. For more information please visit https://esrc.ukri.org/public-engagement/festival-of-social-science/ or follow #esrcfestival

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