Father and Child Trust, Family Start Manukau and GreatFathers present their week of events leading up to Fathers Day 2017.
On Tuesday 29th Aug 10am – 12pm, Dave Owens, David Ringrose and Brendon Smith are presenting: Engaging Dads Early, Converting Tricky Fathers into Involved Dads and Engaging Dads around Perinatal Mental Health issues.
Four? That’s BIG Family sizes have shrunk, especially amongst Pakeha, but some couples, like Justin and Leeanne Makinson, still think big. By Peter R Walker. Today, four children is officially a big family. Just a generation ago, three four or five children in a family was common. A generation before that it was common to […]
Dan Brown, a young father being supported by the Father & Child Trust, was interviewed on TV3 about the new “In Your Hands” DVD produced by Great Fathers.
Father’s Mauri Ora Circle Looking for support from other fathers? To lend your support to other dads? A safe place to strengthen your role as a father? Maybe a dad only zone, where you can talk freely? Our Father’s Mauri Ora Circle may be just what you are looking for. Meeting every Wednesday evening from […]
Family Values In Politics By Harald Breiding-Buss No matter how many initiatives are undertaken, reviews or witch-hunts, we never seem to rid ourselves of the damning statistics which say, no matter how good it seems, New Zealand is still a scary place for many children to grow up in. How much does government policy impact […]
The Balancing Act ‘Work/Life Balance’ has become a big catchphrase in the last few years, but initiatives designed to make workplaces fit better around families don’t seem to work as well for men. As Brendon Smith argues, not just families but whole communities benefit from men being more available to children During the closing decades […]
Campaign Against Family Violence The Families Commission is calling for a national campaign against family violence that would include asking parents to switch off violent television programmes. Chief Families Commissioner Dr. Rajen Prasad says the frequency of media violence, through television programmes, movies and computer games, is desensitising people of all ages to the effects […]