Christchurch Teen Dads Programme The teen dads programme in Christchurch started in May 2011, in close collaboration with Waipuna Youth & Community Trust. This is the service description as proposed to the funder (excerpt from the entire proposal): Aim A small amount of funding is available through the Ministry of Social Development to provide a […]
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The New Black: Teen Dads Social policymakers have started to go all gooey about teenage fathers, but there is more to it than funding a bit of help to get their lives straightened out. Teen fatherhood is about improving outcomes for babies and preventing future unplanned early pregnancies, writes Harald Breiding-Buss Teen dads are the […]
Father & Child Trust and Waipuna Youth and Community Trust have received the nod from the Ministry of Social Development for a collaboration aiming to give teen dads better support and both parents to work together better in Christchurch. The $22,000 p.a. contract is one of nine contracts for teen dad services around the country. […]
The Ministry of Social Development has produced a new resource called ‘Supporting Teen Fathers’ aimed at those working with young dads. It was developed in consultation with local researchers and practitioners, including Father & Child. The resource covers conceptualisation of a service through to delivery and evaluation. Order from MSD, ph (04) 916 3300, or […]
The Auckland Father & Child Trust has been granted $5,000 for a short-term project involving teen dads after having been approached by the Ministry of Youth Development. Youth Development minister Paula Bennett and local MP Peseta Sam Lotu-liga have both issued media statements about the funds (Paula Bennett here; Lotu-liga here). Father & Child understands […]
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 […]
Young Jailbirds Get Parent Education Eight teenage fathers or fathers-to-be aged between 16 and 18 at Christchurch Prison’s Youth Unit went through a five-session course on parenting and fatherhood facilitated by Father & Child Trust staff at the request of the Youth Unit. The course is believed to be the first such initiative anywhere in […]