‘Father figures’ seminar programme

Here’s the programme for our forthcoming seminar. Watch this space for reports on the seminar, main points from the discussion groups, and information on how you can keep in touch with our research project on social fatherhood as it develops.

FATHER FIGURES:

RESEARCH AND PRACTICE WITH MEN WHO CARE FOR CHILDREN

The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA

Michael Young Building

3rd June 2016 10:00 – 15:30

#fatherfigures2016

Programme

10.00               Arrival and coffee

10.30               Welcome

Jason Pandya-Wood (Chair)

10.40               Introduction

Clare Deane and Martin Robb

11.00               Who’s the real daddy? The challenges of stepfathering

Sandy Ruxton

11:20               Men’s care responsibilities as kinship carers in low-income families: some

                           preliminary findings

Anna Tarrant

11.40               Questions

11.55               Group discussion: Research on ‘social’ fathers: where are the gaps?

12.25               Feedback

12.45               Lunch

13.30               Supporting young and marginalised fathers 

Owen Thomas

13.50               Challenging professional expectations of dads and male carers

Peter Barras

14.10               Questions

14.25               Group discussion:

Support for ‘social’ fathers: where are the gaps?

14.55               Feedback                               (Tea and coffee available)

15.10               Next steps                             Martin Robb and Clare Deane

15.20               Closing remarks                  Jason Pandya-Wood (Chair)

15.30               Finish

 

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