Caring Dads Facilitator Training Event-Perth, Australia

Caring Dads Facilitator Training Event

This training event is your next opportunity to join the leading, international network of clinicians working at the nexus of gender-based violence and fatherhood. Register today and take the first step to becoming a Caring Dads Facilitator.

Who should attend?

Caring Dads Facilitator training is appropriate for any professional interested in working with fathers (including biological, step, or common-law fathers) who have who have physically abused, emotionally abused or neglected their children, or exposed their children to domestic violence, or who are deemed to be at high-risk for these behaviors.

Our training attendees commonly include batterer intervention program group leaders, child protection workers, counselors working within child and family mental health services, victim advocates, probation officers and their supervisors and managers. Other professionals that are sometimes involved include psychologists, violence prevention educators, substance abuse counselors, healthcare workers, police officers, native leaders, clergy and military personnel.

Course Format

Intensive 2 Day In-Person Training

This component is delivered over 2 days and introduces participants to the principles and values that guide the Caring Dads program. We then move into interactive training on the program material. Role plays are used to demonstrate key exercises and participants have the chance to acquire and practice skills in leading group exercise.

Topics covered include, among others:

○ Caring Dads program goals, principles and values

○ The need for intervention with fathers

○ Child-centred fathering

○ Referral, intake and collaborative case management

○ Mother contact

○ Case reviews

○ Supporting community collaboration

Clinical Consultations

This component is delivered online via our distributed learning platform, the Pro-Portal. Each Clinical Consultation session includes a live webinar presentation, a set of self-reflection guides, a selection of best practice videos and an evaluation. This series is designed to offer clinical oversight and support to new Facilitators as they deliver their first Caring Dads groups.

Training Investment: $1,000 CAD pp

Becoming an accredited facilitator involves both tuition and licensing:

This ticket price includes tuition for attending four virtual training sessions, a digital copy of the Caring Dads manual, and your first year licensing fee for delivery of Caring Dads groups.This tuition payment is a one-time fee and once you have completed the training you are ready to facilitate client groups!

Licensing Fee: the ticket price to this event includes your first year licensing fee. After your first year, licensing renewal will be required to deliver Caring Dads groups. A Caring Dads representative will reach out to the provider organisation to discuss a working agreement and plan for future licensing renewals.

Included in the licensing fee: Access to the Caring Dads Pro-Portal for 1 year.

The Pro-Portal is where facilitators and trainers:

● Schedule Clinical Consultations and access Caring Dads resources;

● Access a host of resources, including handouts, slides, videos, intake forms,

recruitment and promotional materials;

● Connect and share experiences with other Caring Dads professionals;

● Access Caring Dads Trainers to problem solve program delivery challenges;

● Participate in our reporting system supported by the University of Toronto

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Jun 08 - 09 2022


9:00 am - 5:00 pm



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