Working with Men as Parents: Fathers' Parenting Choices Matter

If we want to work with families, we cannot just work with women and children. We need to be able to work with men — from all types of families, especially poor and historically oppressed communities. We need to approach fathers with high expectations, and the willingness to learn new approaches and practices. Understanding male parental development and how men’s choices and behaviors impact child and family functioning is critical. Throughout this e-course, we highlight specific connections to the Safe & Together™ Model Principles, Critical Components, Multiple Pathways to Harm and Practice Tools.