Presentation Information

Brian Russell

The Father Factor: exploring the influence men have on the healthy development of children

  • Speaker: Brian Russell , MS
  • Presentation Type:
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 Nursing CEU, 1 CME, 0.1 Midwifery CEU
Abstract:

Men are becoming more and more involved in the lives of their children and this is clearly beginning from the moment they hear they are going to be a daddy. The role of an involved, purposeful father is an important aspect of healthy development in children and therefore, in order to support this, it is vital that we understand the dynamics of the father-child relationship. The Father Factor will focus on how to encourage men to define their role as a father. We will also discuss the unique pathway of bonding and attachment that occurs between dads and kids. The pathway is one of activation and exploration. Further, we will highlight how this plays out in fathering practice and how this impacts a child’s development.