What We Do

Here at the Fathering Project, we are taking the “turn off the tap” approach  through our prevention and education programs – encouraging and inspiring fathers and father figures to become better dads for the sake of their children.

There are a lot of amazing not-for-profit organisations and government agencies that are doing a fantastic job at providing support services to those affected by issues such as crime, substance abuse, self-harm and suicide. The Fathering Project seeks to prevent issues from arising in the first place, rather than an interventionist approach to managing issues after they have occurred.

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The Fathering Project utilises a variety of approaches in achieving our purpose:

Outreach

  • Schools programs to target early behaviours
    • Father activities for fun, friendship and sharing of knowledge
    • Father & child activities
    • Fathers & The Fathering Project for specific issues such as ‘Fathers & Teenagers’, ‘Dealing with the Cyber Tsunami” etc
    • Fathers & school activities to engage fathers in school initiatives
  • Activities  and events to bring dads and kids together
  • Community groups including sports clubs, churches & mothers go

Useful Resources

  • Weekly email tips to remind people of the importance of the father and provide useful ideas to become better fathers
  • Tips, activities and resources for busy fathers or partners in the form of articles, videos and podcasts.
  • Books
  • Videos (Youtube and Vimeo) and podcasts
  • Website information

Research

  • Utilising credentialed research to guide our content, programs and activities.
  • Initiating research to obtain more information regarding the importance and role of the father
  • Evaluating our programs