Getting Fathers Involved

Talking to men about the dangers of alcohol and fatherhood

I blogged a few weeks back about Aboriginal FASD initiatives in the Fitzroy Valley in Western Australia (see my previous post here). Another program in Kununurra, Western Australia has also been active in FASD prevention and education. The Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Service FASD program is delivering culturally appropriate FASD education, alcohol and other drug screening and individual counselling to prenatal clients. One of the great things about this project is the focus on partners of pregnant women. The program has developed a number of resources, including a brochure called “No Grog for 9.”

Another resource by The Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC) also focuses on fathers. A 20-page colour booklet for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander fathers and young men describes seven storylines about being a dad: be there; connect; be proud; talk; feel good; protect; and your journey.

Check out the links below for more info.

 

Read more:

 

Dads help mums have healthier babies (August 6, 2010)

You’re a Dad – 7 storylines about being a Dad (The Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care, February 23, 2009)


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