C'mon guys! A program to facilitate father involvement in the primary school environment

Oborne, Melanie and Maidment, Jane 2007, C'mon guys! A program to facilitate father involvement in the primary school environment, Groupwork, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 8-24.

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Title C'mon guys! A program to facilitate father involvement in the primary school environment
Author(s) Oborne, Melanie
Maidment, Jane
Journal name Groupwork
Volume number 17
Issue number 3
Start page 8
End page 24
Publisher Whiting & Birch Ltd.
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2007
ISSN 0951-824X
1746-6091
Keyword(s) fathers
school
children
groupwork
social learning theory
systems theory
Summary This article is written to provide a case study example of a program developed to encourage fathers' engagement with their children in the primary school environment. C'mon Guys! was delivered in a Primary School in Victoria, Australia (unnamed to protect the privacy of the participants). The article begins by first describing the community in which C'mon Guys! was offered and goes on to outline the literature related to aspects pertinent to the program such as father involvement in the lives of children at school, and the role of the social worker in facilitating this type of groupwork in the school setting. Next, the aims of the program are discussed with particular reference to its design, social learning theory, systems theory and groupwork principles and processes. The outcomes of C'mon Guys! are then discussed noting the limitations of the program as well as identifying the extrinsic and intrinsic benefits for the children, their fathers and the community.
Language eng
Field of Research 160799 Social Work not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30007830

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Health and Social Development
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