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Fathering Programs within DFV
Domestic Family violence (DFV) is presented in a report that covers the approach through Fathering Programs… to quote from the AIFS – Australian institute of family studies:
This paper examines how men’s behaviour change programs, domestic and family violence specific fathering programs, and Aboriginal men’s healing programs address fathering issues for men who use violence. It presents findings from a scoping review of Australian and international literature to highlight similarities, differences and gaps in programs and explores how these programs could be more inclusive of fathering in the context of domestic and family violence. [ Read further from the image link below: ]
You can read the full AIFS [PDF] document from the image link below.
See this latest Book review recently published by Maggie Dent:
From Boys to Men
From Boys to Men empowers parents with insights, tips and a common-sense approach to help all boys and their families thrive as they progress through adolescence, offering hope for a future of adventure, stability, engagement and connection. The book is in paperback form from Booktopia
link here for purchase and consider other books of a similar nature…
Featuring a Foreword by Michael Gurian
– AIMHS has an index page of over 20 publications ( with reviews ) covering a huge spectrum of subject matter surrounding men – suggested reading includes; men’s health, family orientations, boys upbringing, Fatherhood, Women’s support for men, sexism and so on…
Source the book lineup for yourself from the image-link here:
[ Men’s Information Sheet To Every Region ]
Editor – Ron Parnell. ( Sydney, NSW)
Click the Image link above to read the newsletter…
“I had a vision 20 years ago at the ripe old age of 66 of a newsletter that would give core details of many different aspects of men’s health, with references supplied to encourage men to learn more about health issues, promoting much needed self awareness. Brevity was to be of essence and so… MISTER was born”.
My mailing list is now over 400, by email around Australia, New Zealand, and other places with some interest from the USA.
Information that’s general in nature? Then send me a note from here.
Or you could check out My book suggestions from my blog here…
Hosted by DAD’S4KIDS ( Fatherhood Foundation )
The first Australian International Men’s Day consisted of a single celebration in 1994. Taking place in Sydney (Circular Quay) with a march to Observatory Hill followed by a few speakers. The event was co-ordinated by Mr Graham North and contrary to the small number of around 50 the rally was a start. Read further about the Australian launch here…
Hosted by AMHF (Australian Men’s Health Forum)
Menshealthaustralia.net website hosted in partnership with the AMHF, AIMHF & the MHIRC.
Lionel Trains from 1950
“One of the best ways Men get to know each other… Lionel Trains”:
Men’s AMHF Awards…
The Australian Men’s Health Forum [ AMHF ] has announced the 2020 awards – a great lineup of people who have been a strong representation of what has been happening throughout the land down under. There are 5 recipients… special mention goes to Mary O’Brian who is the founder and central figure who travels throughout the countryside bringing a little hope and encouraging anecdotal support to many of the blokes in the farming communities.
Here is an overview of the lineup… you can view the full details on the AMHF website here –
The Local Men’s Health Hero Award is for a bloke who made a significant difference to improve the lives and health of men and boys at a local level. Dr Mick Adams or “Uncle Mick”, is a long-serving champion of men’s health as well as a Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet.
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Dave Oliver won the Best Men’s Lived Experience Speaker award… has helped improve the lives and health of men and boys by sharing his own personal health story as a “lived experience speaker” on a consumer health advocate level.
Camping On Country is an Indigenous men’s health program run by BUSH TV… winning the Best Men’s Group or Program award. Each month the program visits a remote community and runs camps which include local leadership where they provide a space for local leaders to talk about health issues within their community, with a particular emphasis on working around programs that best supports them within their respective cultural identities.
The Women Working in Men’s Health Award goes to Mary O’Brian, the central figure of R U bogged mate, working in the men’s health sector. She has made a signification contribution to improving the lives and health of the farming men (and families) in the Bush. Mary Lives in the Darling Downs area of Queensland and her career in the rural sector has given her a deep respect for country blokes culminating in her ability to communicate effectively at all age levels.
The Significant Response to COVID-19 champion for 2020 goes to the organisation – Dads In Distress support group with particular reference to their charity’s network of peer support groups for separated dads that closed “overnight” due to the Virus issue. Rising to the challenge by launching the “Virtual Verandah” PBB opened up a number of online portals of support to maintain contact with existing dads as well as reaching out to others.
In addition check out the National winners of the eight State/Territory awards:
– Famous Aussies:
The very mention of an Australian bloke might bring to your mind the image of a beer guzzling, tanned, fun loving lounger on the picturesque beaches. Ever thought about what Australia would actually be like if Australians actually fit the Aussie stereotype? On the contrary without the relentless hard word, ingenuity, and dedicated men who gave their all, see here – Famous Australian men.
Aussie Male Athletes:
Australia has a rich history of competing in sports for well over a century, famous males that make the competition so exciting and enjoyable to watch. Some of the best Australian male athletes in the world of whom have represented Australia in the Olympics are included… follow the link to read up on the names of these talented male athletes of Australia – Aussie Aussie Aussie – Oi Oi Oi.
– Men’s Health Facts & Figures…
Aussie Male statistics:
In 2014-15, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) around 1.5 million Australian men aged 18 years and over (17 per cent) had a mental or behavioural condition. Dr. Paul Jelfs, ABS General Manager of Population and Social Statistics, said that the most common mental or behavioural conditions for Australian men were anxiety-related conditions and depression. “It’s important to get more men talking about how they’re feeling, with suicide being the leading cause of death for men aged 15 to 44 years in 2015.
In 2014, 60 per cent of men experienced personal stressors that had affected them, their family, or a close friend. Issues such as: serious illness, a death of a family member or mate, unable to get work, divorce or separation. “Looking at overall life satisfaction we see that it varies across different groups of men.
Further info, follow the link…
Male suicide references:
There are a number of vulnerable men at risk of suicide:
• Unemployed males
• Experiencing separation
• Rural and remote areas
• Social disconnecting
• Drinking too much alcohol and/or substance abuse
• Experiencing depression, anxiety, or mental disorder
• Powerlessness… work, home, social environment
• Self-harm or previous suicide attempts
• Younger indigenous male heritage
• Male homosexuals, bisexual or trans-sexual
• Inappropriate or unprofessional support
Further info – follow the link…
Know your Man-facts:
Here is a rundown of the points presented on MEN at the Australian Men’s Health Forum Website:
3 out of 4 suicides are men…
60% of smoking related diseases
Waist circumference over 94cm
Kids eat what their Dad’s eat…
9 of 10 young men never smoked
Good mates lead to healthier lives
1 out of 10 blokes is a carer
Prostate cancer kills…
1 in 3 men – family violence victims
Talk to a mate… BEFORE it too late.
Healthy Men support other men
Dad’s are best at helping Dad’s
Abused males have barriers, listen
Men die 6 years younger than women
Sexually abused men can recover
YOU and YOUR well-being…
1 in 5 have erectile dysfunction
1 in 7 blokes have prostate problems
Now no fingers for Prostate check
1 in 4 male suicides = separation…
50% of separated Dad’s suicidal…
Men chat to men, NOT professionals
YOU and MATES… “MAN” time games
Indigenous men – 10 years shorter life
2 in 3 PREVENTABLE deaths are men…
Don’t ignore the strains & pains
OK to chin wag about the small stuff
talk the walk & walk the talk
Further reading, follow the link…
Please Note: The views expressed in any of the Articles / Reviews should not be considered synonymous with Men’s Elective Network.