Dads date night with Jasper Jones


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The Fathering Project watch Australia win the Ashes back

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The Fathering Project was able to provide 100 free tickets to the Ashes Test match in Perth recently to The Fathering Project family. When offered to our database the tickets were snapped up in a flash. The seats provided were fantastic, with a great view of the game and importantly in the shade. With the temperature topping 41C, the luxury of having seats undercover was appreciated by all who … [Read more...]

Fathers Raising Teenage Girls

Fathers Raising Teenage Girls June 5 2013

Our most recent Fathering Event was held in conjunction with “Men of MLC”. Together we presented an evening for fathers to understand their role in helping and supporting teenage daughters. A fathers role in a teenage girl’s life is extremely important and can make a difference as our daughters face the changes in their life, opportunities that life has to offer and the pressures of … [Read more...]

Award Winning Bruce Robinson

Bruce Robinson wins Western Australian of the Year |

Professor Bruce Robinson's work with The Fathering Project is part of what earned him the title of Western Australian of the Year. When he became aware of the statistics that the most significant preventable factor in reducing youth substance abuse, depression and crime, was the presence of a powerful and appropriate father or father-figure he co-founded The Fathering Project (TFP) at The … [Read more...]

Help us place Fathering Champions in every school


Bruce Robinson, founder of the Fathering Project was recently named Western Australian of the Year. "WA's heroes act out the values we prize most.  Professor Bruce Robinson, overall winner of the title Western Australian of the Year, is a scientist who noted that the most powerful but missing ingredient for reducing youth substance abuse was a strong father or father figure.  So he launched the … [Read more...]

Bruce Robinson Named Western Australian of the Year

Bruce Robinson named Western Australian of the Year |

Society is waking up to the importance of fathers but many men still do not know how to be the dad their child needs, according to newly crowned Western Australian of the Year Bruce Robinson. Professor Robinson, who received the State’s top honour on Saturday night, in part for his award-winning work with fathers, said children who grew up without a father or appropriate father figure were … [Read more...]

Guest Speaker at Photo Competition

The news article about Mirrabooka Photo Competion

The CEO of The Fathering Project, Raymond Shanhun recently was guest speaker at the Mirrabooka Early Years photo competition.   A good number of people were present, including Dads and Grandads, so Raymond was able to provide some  inspiring information and stories on the powerful role of Fathers and Father Figures in the lives of children.  He shared from some notes from his children about  how … [Read more...]

Rio Tinto Lunchtime Session

Bruce Robinson at Rio Tinto

The Fathering Project held a presentation at the Rio Tinto City office on July 31. It was held exclusively for Rio Tinto employees working in the city office. When information about the presentation was circulated around the office, it was booked out almost immediately. Dr Bruce Robinson, Director of The Fathering Project gave a talk to around 120 employees. Each employee was provided with … [Read more...]

Fathers on the Move Workshop

Peter Efford & Jeff Paull, Menswork Members

In the lead up to Father's Day, the Menswork Project is holding an event entitled "Fathers on the Move". When we think of a workshop about fathering/fatherhood/fathers, FUN might not be the first word that comes to mind. However, our inner child is often the basis for questions explored on the next exciting opportunity from The MensWork Project. So I expect there will be some SERIOUS FUN among … [Read more...]

What Kids Need from their Dads

Bruce Robinson at the Event

The What Kids need from their Dads event was held on the 8th and the 15th of March with around 130 people attending across the two weeks. The event was sponsored by the City of Melville and YouthCARE. A talk was given by Prof. Bruce Robinson on how to make time to be a dad. One of the tips given at the event was a quote from a Hollywood actor: “Fathers should tell their daughters that they are … [Read more...]