Engaging Dads Better Engaging dads has become a hot topic amongst providers of family services, with more and more considering this a key issue for the quality of their services. Harald Breiding-Buss writes that in order to involve dads in the right way, service agencies need to involve them for the right reasons. When you […]
The Family Court is being reviewed by the Ministry of Justice and a consultation paper is now out and open for public submissions. See here.
Make a real difference in the community by working for Father & Child. We’re looking for a well-organised all-rounder in Christchurch to fill this position, which coordinates our local activities. For full details see here
F&C manager Harald Breiding-Buss was on Radio NZ today (25 Nov), talking about parenting issues for separated fathers. See here for audio file.
Thank you to all who came to see us at the 2010 Auckland Parent & Child show. It was great to be able to meet and talk with you. We trust that you are finding the information helpful. Thank you also to all those who entered the draw to win a dad pack of cap, […]
Dads might run the danger of delayed ‘crashing’ after the Canterbury Earthquake. Many of the men we have seen at Chch Father & Child recently report high anxiety levels in their partners and their children, especially daughters. Dads have taken on the role of the stable ‘rock in the storm’ for their families as the […]
Here in Auckland the close relationship we have developed with the Onehunga office of CYF is helping to ensure that dads get the recognition and support they deserve. This is from an article by Janie Smith in the Auckland City Harbour News on 3rd September 2010: CYF Onehunga site manager Barbara Thomson says fathers play […]
Teen dads are probably the first fathers to ever be mentioned in a New Zealand budget. The government set aside $750,000 over four years to re-train the service sector to better include teen fathers in existing services for teen ‘parents’. This is part of about $15 million in funding for teen parents over the next […]
Father’s Mauri Ora Circle Looking for support from other fathers? To lend your support to other dads? A safe place you can grow in confidence in your role as a father? Maybe a dad only environment where you can talk freely with other fathers? Our Father’s Mauri Ora Circle may be just what you are […]
Opinion: Protecting The Fathers By Murray Bacon Fathers are invincible, right? Many Kiwi kids have been raised on stories of Anzac heroes, All Blacks playing with gruesome injuries, or maybe Captain Falcon Scott’s stoic friend Captain Oates, saying “I’m going outside – I may be a while”. Do we still need to make children this […]