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We believe that having child-focused conversations with men in general services is an important preventative factor in supporting the social and emotional wellbeing of children. Having said that, we also understand that having these conversations in a safe and respectful manner is challenging for practitioners, who need to be supported by consistent family violence frameworks and practice policies, robust supervision and training and development if they are to work with fathers around violence. David talked about the difference that the Family DOORS screening tool has made for generalist practitioners at Relationships Australia (SA) when having conversations with fathers about the safety of thier children. Emerging Minds are releasing a eLearning course in late June which has a module on having child-focused conversations with fathers who use violence.
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