Promoting Positive Father-Child Interaction.

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Badalament, John.
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Massachusetts General Hospital.
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Fatherhood Summit
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Research shows that children benefit when their father is involved in their lives. That involvement includes not only his presence and the amount of time he spends, but also the quality of his interactions. This session will explore how practitioners can support a father’s active engagement with his children to foster healthy, positive outcomes.
Presenters will discuss five basic areas of knowledge and skills that practitioners can emphasize with participating fathers. The presenters will also highlight interactive, strengths-based, and solutionfocused strategies, including a tool designed to assess and encourage positive father-child interactions. Practitioners will learn how to create environments that affirm fathers and build on their strengths for their children’s well-being.
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