Free Workshop - Teen Parents Support Programme
Focus on Fathers
Thursday March 12th 2020
Ashling Hotel, Dublin
The Teen Parents Support Programme (TPSP) consists of 11 projects throughout the country funded by Tusla and the HSE. Each project provides a variety of supports and interventions to teenage parents-mothers and fathers-and their families. See www.tpsp.ie . Currently the needs of young fathers tend to be largely forgotten by family support services. At the same time research is telling us that being involved in the lives of their children brings enormous benefits to both the children and the fathers themselves. Young fathers face numerous obstacles in participating in the lives of their children. For the most part they are not living with the mother of their child and are dependent on the support of both sets of families and of professionals with whom they come in contact.
The TPSP is offering a free one-day Workshop for professionals who have contact with young fathers. The aims of the Workshop are to:
- raise awareness regarding the value of fatherhood in a child’s life
- introduce participants to the use of the Young Dads Resource Pack and other material relevant to their work with young fathers
- increase knowledge of materials available to support young fathers.
See further information and Registration Form attached.