Engaging Fathers in the Early Years: A Practitioner's Guide (Paperback)
  • Engaging Fathers in the Early Years: A Practitioner's Guide (Paperback)

Engaging Fathers in the Early Years: A Practitioner's Guide (Paperback)

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Paperback 184 Pages / Published: 19/04/2012
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This is a reflective yet practical guide to engaging fathers in their child's development in the early years. Drawing on the expertise of a range of professionals, this practical guide will help Early Years practitioners to actively engage fathers in their child's wellbeing. "Engaging Fathers in the Early Years" provides practitioners with: strategies for recruiting, engaging and retaining fathers; evaluation techniques to develop work with fathers over time; up-to-date evidence on father involvement; and, current policy frameworks and their impact on practice. Each chapter begins with a concise overview of issues to be discussed, and case studies illustrate how strategies for engagement can be implemented in practice. Key issues for reflection and discussion are highlighted and each chapter contains a brief summary of major points to be considered.

Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
ISBN: 9781441196958
Number of pages: 184
Weight: 364 g
Dimensions: 244 x 169 x 13 mm

'An inspiring book which not only highlights the huge difference that fathers can make to their families, but also outlines some simple and effective steps we can take to ensure more children enjoy the benefits of having an involved dad in their lives. Carol and Roger's excellent guide to Engaging Fathers in the Early Years is essential reading for everyone working with children and families in the UK today.' Glen Poole, Strategic Director, The Men's Network, UK
'This book is a welcome addition and reaffirms the importance of engaging fathers. Offering chapters which focus on the different circumstances of the modern dad is helpful in provoking discussion and strategies for ensuring that dads are included.'June O'Sullivan, Chief Executive, London Early Years Foundation, UK
The whole book is an important initial read for any practitioner, manager or policy-maker in early years' settings when they are reviewing or designing a whole family service that seeks to really understand and practically engage fathers for the benefit of all our children's welfare. -- Simon Howard, Nottingham Trent University, UK * Practice *

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