[Webinar: 'Integrated Model of Care for Fathers in the Perinatal Period' - Thomas Docking]
“Integrated Model of Care for Fathers in the Perinatal Period” - how collaborations of great organisations and great leaders can impact system change!
Evidence shows that as users or potential users of health and social services, fathers often have poor experiences.
This is due to a range of reasons including:
● services mostly working in silos with each focusing on specific life stages (eg pregnancy or early parenthood), with little continuity across these stages.
● fathers receiving the least support among the triad that makes up families; the majority of support targets mothers or infants.
Building a continuum of care on the foundations of perinatal health support requires each sector to contribute a small yet impactful element of the overall model of care.
In this webinar, Thomas will discuss and explore engaging Father's for improved family outcomes.
Join in the discussion with your questions ...Registration open!
Thomas Docking is the Qld President at CAPEA / CEO Dads Group / Founder Man With A Pram / Father of the Year Sunshine Coast Queensland.
Thomas has spent the past eight years developing, implementing and researching fatherhood interventions. He and his wife Kate had their first surprise pregnancy in 2014 which led to them building programs to help new and expecting fathers and families. They have focused on the most notable gap in the health and social services system - meaningfully addressing fathers in the perinatal period. Their work in the prevention space is nationally and globally unique. With a 25 year vision to change a generation of fatherhood culture they have built a team of passionate leaders across the country and are now working with Hospitals, Governments, NGO's and Universities to collaboratively achieve their mission.
Thomas founded Australia's first national Fathers Day event, Man With A Pram. Man With A Pram (MWAP) is a positive perinatal event where new fathers all across Australia can join together with their infants/children and families, to be connected and celebrated by their local community. With over 80 MWAP events across the country and thousands of people connected, Their dedicated team have achieved a great milestone for healthier perinatal communities.
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