The Directive – Oct 18/16

Welcome to The Directive. This is a regular assortment of father related news stories, information, and fun stuff.

  1. Call for Workshop and Poster Presentations for the 2nd Canadian Father Involvement Conference.  Due Oct 31.  Check out here: english (2017-dcc-call-for-proposalsen) and french (2017-dcc-call-for-proposalsfr).
  2. Children are often the silent voices during cases of domesitc violence.  This study looks at the issues from the child’s perspective.
  3. Fathering in the Shadows:  Indigenous Fathers and Canada’s Colonial Legacies.  Here is an inaugural study from a few years back that began some good work on understanding indigenous fatherhood.

  4. How do caregivers manage the decision to tell children about their incarcerated father? This study gives us some insight.
  5. Dad Central Ontario will be at the OAICD conference in Windsor (Oct 20,21) and the Ontario Health Promotion Association Forum in Toronto (Nov 8).
  6. Fathers with gay sons.  A small research study looking at how these relationships fare.
  7. Follow us on Twitter for #fatherfact Friday! Get some great info like this: Bringing #baby into the world brings many changes. This #dad has it nailed!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow0lbyPkpnU

And don’t forget #thingsdadsdo when you tweet and post to Facebook about fatherhood.

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