Upcoming event (6th November 2018) - Lindsay Youansamouth representing CFJ ‘Engaging fathers: Lessons from across Social Work’ at The University of Edinburgh
1st November 2018
This workshop is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science and aims to bring together Children and Families and Criminal Justice social work practitioners to consider how we work effectively with men as fathers.
Men are often over represented in criminal justice proceedings and under-represented in child welfare forums, with Serious Case Reviews repeatedly noting a lack of integration and understanding between services. The event will open a dialogue about how we talk to fathers to successfully involve them in these challenging processes. Focus will be on how we build relationships with these men, how we talk about risk, and what the barriers might be to having constructive conversations. Furthermore, through such dialogue this event aims to consider ways of increasing understanding and collaboration between these areas of social work for more effective engagement with men. In asking how can we communicate with men more effectively to improve outcomes for families, consideration will also be given to how we can work with and learn from each other.