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Fathers, Babies, Toddlers & Attachment - Health Professional Seminar

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Tweddle Child & Family Health Service

53 Adelaide Street

Footscray, VIC 3011

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Tweddle is hosting the second in the series of their 'Babies’ Brains Matter' health professional seminars with the theme “Supporting Fathers to build strong, secure attachments with their babies and toddlers”.

The Seminar will will take place in Tweddle’s Footscray Conference Centre. Come along for the morning and hear specialist practitioners Scott Hall, LeAnn Williams, Dr Kate Taylor and Beverley Allen present ‘fatherhood and attachment’ research, case studies and approaches to practice. Attendees will receive morning tea and a certificate of attendance.

There is burgeoning evidence supporting the contribution of fathers’ health to the wellbeing of their children. Research conducted by Dr Rebecca Giallo from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute as well as data collected from fathers attending Tweddle has shown that 1 in 10 Australian fathers experience clinically significant distress in the first year after having a baby, and these symptoms persist from 1-7 years postpartum for 8% of fathers.

An analysis of the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) data found that children whose fathers showed signs of depression in the first year after their birth had three times the risk of behaviour problems (Fletcher et al., 2011).

Significant evidence supports the impact of parental stress on an infant’s developing brain. The Harvard University Centre on the Developing Child informs that extreme, long lasting stress can result in impacted brain architecture with lifelong repercussions. Supporting dads to manage their stress responses and behaviours in the first years of their child’s life helps to shape their child’s long term social and emotional outcomes.

A review of the Australian Evidence of the Impact of Fathering report found that a father’s self-efficacy and warmth in parenting are the most powerful predictors of children’s improved health, academic, social and emotional outcomes.

Guest Speakers

Scott Hall is a leading Community Wellbeing, Health, Education and Development Consultant with 30+ years experience. Scott specialises in Fathering and transition to parenting programs.

Dr Kate Taylor is a Clinical Psychologist specialising in perinatal and infant psychology. Currently in private practice, Kate works with adults, infants, children and families experiencing a range of difficulties.

Le Ann Williams is a Maternal & Child Health Nurse, Midwife, LC and Manager of Community Programs at Tweddle. Le Ann is passionate about empowering dads to increase their parenting confidence and enjoyment of their parenting experience.

Beverley Allen is a Maternal & Child Health Nurse, Family Therapist and General Manager Education, Staff Development & Research. She is a facilitator of Family Partnership Model Training and NCAST parent Child Interaction Scales.

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9am

Welcome - Kirsty Evans Director Clinical Services / Nursing

9.05-9.50

‘Working Out Dads, Engaging and Connecting’. Working Out Dads is a 6 week group-work program for dads involving therapeutic discussion and fitness, facilitated in a gym” presented by LeAnn Williams, Manager Community Services & men's group-work facilitator Scott Hall.

9.50-10.45

‘‘Considering infant attachment from a systems perspective - the importance of fathers and the family system“, presented by Clinical Psychologist Dr Kate Taylor.

10.45-11.05

Morning tea

11.05- 11.50

A Case Study of a Dad and his baby son. Using videoing and the NCAST Parent Child Interaction Scales as tools to focus parenting education, presented by Tweddle's General Manager Education, Staff Development & Research Beverley Allen.


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