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The Father Connection

The Father Connection is on 22 June 2015

The Father Connection is a sector forum to tackle the challenges of connecting with those in a “father” role. Times are changing as we are all aware and the term “family” has broadened. Along with this, the “father” role now encompasses a broader definition meaning our marketing tactics may need to be adjusted.

While in many instances the biological father still performs their role, many other men have taken on the responsibilities and model the “father” role. This includes men who stepfather, grandfathers, uncles, friends etc. that have become involved in the absence of the biological father, families with two dad’s and the list goes on.

This is one of the challenges we now face as organisations who work with families, when trying to market our services and connect with men who father. Historically it has been difficult to connect with fathers when offering courses, support, casework etc. and now we also need to broaden our reach.

For this reason The South Randwick Community Hub is proud to present The Father Connection.

Keynote Speaker: Ari Badaines, PhD Clinical Psychology. Ari runs a private practice in family and individual therapy. He has over 40 years’ experience and has presented various workshops in NSW and the UK.

Panel: Our panel of experts includes:

  • Our keynote speaker Ari Badaines
  • Robert Harris who runs; The Baby Shed, Fatherlinks, and Men Who Father programs in several Sydney hospitals and community services
  • Two fathers who live in the area to answer the burning questions we all have around making those connections with men who are in a parenting role.

Lunch will be provided and bookings are essential!


DATE: Mon 22nd June

TIME: 12.30pm – 2.30pm

VENUE: Vonnie Young Auditorium, 1st Floor, Bowen Library

BOOKINGS: Tangee Stevenson

E: or P: 9349 8200




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