Fatherhood Matters: Dec 18, 2018

Fatherhood Matters is what Dad Central uses to stay in touch with you.  This is where we post interesting news, ideas, resources, and some fun stuff about fatherhood.  It is a mix of info for dads and info for those working to support fatherhood.  Enjoy!

  • Dad Joke of the Month
  • National Conference Update – Early-bird pricing ends Dec 31
  • Supporting FI in Social Work – research
  • Use-it-or-lose-it Paternity Leave for Fathers in Canada
  • Mental health screening in the UK
  • and more!

Dad Joke of the Month

‘Did you hear about the guy who invented Lifesavers? They say he made a mint.’

Fatherhood Matters in the Early Years Conference – update.

Early-bird registration ends on Dec 31.  Get your registration now!  $359 for two days will become $395 starting Jan 1, 2019.  All the details are here.

Research: Father Engagement in Social Work Practice

This paper discusses the social construction of fathers in social work with families and barriers to whole-family working.

March 17 is a New Day for New Dads!

There are changes coming to the parental leave plan in Canada which will give new dads (and other “non-birthing” parents) more time with their new children from the start.  This is an opportunity to build important connections within growing families.

Mental Health Screening for Fathers in the UK

Partners of new and expectant mothers who have depression or anxiety will be offered a mental health check in an initiative being launched by the National Health Service in the UK.

Prenatal, Perinatal, and Postnatal Depression in Fathers: A Narrative Review

This report suggests that paternal depression is finally being examined alongside maternal depression as a serious pregnancy and postpartum condition.

Dads Directory

We are always looking for programs, activities, and services available for dads to add to our directory.  These don’t need to be for “dads only”, but can be anything a parenting guy may be interested in.

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