This book is designed to enable and encourage health professionals and family support workers to include fathers in the process of their work. It focuses on the enormous potential value of accessing men at a time they are known to be particularly receptive - before and after the birth - within the context of providing solutions in the debate about problematic aspects of masculinity and fatherhood. It looks at how important the father's role is within the family environment, and how fathers should be encouraged to take part in the upbringing of their children.
A male role model - for children, mothers - and men? Facilitating involved fatherhood before and after birth - principles. Reaching fathers: assessing needs; methods. Hospital midwife checklist. Health visitor and visiting midwife checklist. Family support services checklist. Books on fatherhood.