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dc.contributor.authorFerguson, Harryen_US
dc.contributor.authorGates, Peteren_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T16:15:42Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T16:15:42Z
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.date.modified2014-08-07T00:12:13Z
dc.identifier.issn13567500en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/cfs.12059en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/61968
dc.description.abstractThis paper seeks to add to the literature on working with fathers by focusing on early intervention. It draws on research into fathers involved in a home visitation service delivered by the Family Nurse Partnership in England and evaluates the men's experiences of the intervention. The vulnerability of fathers was striking and many were helped to develop their practical skills and confidence in caring for their babies. The intervention was effective because of the quality time that was invested in developing relationships with fathers (as well as mothers), the focus on their strengths as well as areas for improvement and the skilled, therapeutically oriented, holistic approach through which the service was delivered. The 'early' nature of the help was crucial to its success because of how it so effectively tapped into the men's redefinition of themselves as caring fathers during pregnancy and following the birth. We argue that there is important learning here for social care and health services in general about how to engage men and promote fathers' capacities to care for their children.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishingen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto10en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalChild & Family Social Worken_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEducational Counsellingen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode130305en_US
dc.titleEarly intervention and holistic, relationship-based practice with fathers: Evidence from the work of the Family Nurse Partnershipen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorGates, Peter


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