Entries in Events: Raising Children (6)


He'll Be OK: Growing Gorgeous Boys into Good Men – MHV’s first regional PD and community tour (Victoria)


Immediately following the Victorian Male Health Gathering, keynote speaker Celia Lashlie embarks on a speaking tour to seven locations across Victoria.  She will present her observations arising from The Good Man Project, in which she visited 25 New Zealand boys’ secondary schools to examine how best adults in all capacities can help teenage boys have the best chance of becoming great men, husbands/partners, fathers, community members, etc.

These events will be free of charge or a small charge might apply in some venues.  In six locations Celia will present a Professional Development session for teachers, youth workers, police youth officers, etc. in the late afternoon.  In the evening she will address parents and anyone at all who is concerned with adolescent boy development and/or may have missed the PD session in the afternoon.  In Mornington there is only the one general session at 6.00 pm.

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Engaging men in family based programs Workshops (Sydney, NSW, ACT & Tasmania)

This workshop allows workers, organisations or networks of services to provide more effective programs to men and families. The workshop explores the importance of the fathers’ role in family services and how programs can engage and support this opportunity.

The workshop focuses on:

  • understanding what men might want when accessing community services
  • using strengths based approaches when working with men
  • engaging men in child protection issues and family based programs
  • exploring skills used to work with men in a non-threatening way and modelling effective, respectful and inclusive communication when working with men
  • working with fathers to increase their engagement in their children’s lives
  • engaging fathers using the father inclusive practice and the generative framework
  • effective ways for female workers to work with men.

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Circle of Security for Dads

A Relationship Based Parenting Program

A 6 week parenting program with a focus on your relationship with your child and how to strengthen it.

Starting on Tues. 29th May 2012 1.30pm – 3.30pm and Wed 6th June 2012 6.00pm – 8.00pm


“All my child needs is for me to be good enough” This means there is room to make mistakes in parenting.

“It is never too late” As I am learning new ways of parenting, good things will happen for both me and my child.

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Male Studies Symposium, Adelaide, June 24th 2011

The Australian Institute of Male Health and Studies will host its first Male Studies Symposium in Adelaide, June 24th 2011, 9.30 am – 4 pm, at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Theme: ‘From Boyhood to Manhood: Difficulties & Challenges of Transition’. Speakers include Professor Miles Groth PhD, Department of Psychology, Wagner College, Staten Island, New York; Professor Jon Jureidini MB, BS, FRANZCP, PhD, Child Psychiatrist; and Celia Lashlie, Anthropologist and author of “He'll be OK: Growing Gorgeous Boys into Good Men”. Places will be limited, so register early.


Free Parenting Seminar - Fatherhood is a contact sport (Adelaide, South Australia)

Are you the father or mother of a baby or young child? Do you want to know how father-baby bonding works and why it matters? Free Parenting Seminar – Fatherhood is a contact sport. Come and hear Dr Richard Fletcher, author of ’The Dad Factor: How father-baby bonding helps a child for life’ talk about his research and experience.

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