Father-inclusive practice guide

This guide outlines the key elements of father-inclusive practice that provide children with an increased sense of wellbeing, a clearer sense of identity and greater resilience.

Program details

  • Priority area: Access and inclusion
  • Primary audience: Educators
  • Delivery mode: Resources (books, kits, manuals)
  • Strength of evidence: Level 6 Supported by expert opinion
  • AEDC sub-domains: Not applicable
  • Item cost: No upfront cost

Program description

Positive and consistent father–child interactions give children an increased sense of wellbeing, a clearer sense of identity and greater resilience. This guide outlines the key elements of father-inclusive practice in organisations. It includes useful audit tools, a case study from an early childhood setting and practical tips for implementing father-inclusive actions and activities in services.

Detailed cost

Not applicable.

Implementation considerations

  • Target population: educators working with children and their fathers in kindergarten settings.
  • Factors to consider: services should consider using this resource for team reflection, to explore how to be more inclusive of fathers.

VEYLDF alignment

Item uses these practice principles

Partnerships with families.

Item responds to these sub-outcomes

Not applicable.

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