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Training Courses

Families Need Fathers provide a range of training courses available to members and non-members designed to assist parents with a wide range of issues around separation and parenting.

If you would like to leave feedback on a course you have attended, or make suggestions for topics for future courses, please email


Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities - A Parenting Programme for Mums and Dads (FNF East London Branch): Monday 27th April - 20th July 2015

Members/attendees and supporters of FNF are invited to join our second presentation of this very popular course.  This is an accredited 13 week program run by fully trained and experienced facilitators Ian Findlay and Andy Simons, who will be including material specific to the needs of separated parents. 


•         Child development – how children progress through different stages to maturity – from baby to teen and what to expect and what to do at each stage

•         How to manage progress through childhood rites of passage e.g. personal, emotional, physical, economic etc.

•         How to manage difficult relationships with your child's other parent.

•         A positive discipline strategy that really works.

•         How to take the best advantage of community resources

•         Helping your child to grow up to be a self confident, honest and hard working youngster.

      And much more such as:

•         How do I make sense of the Family Court system?

•         What is a C100, S7 report or CAFCASS?

•         How to make the best of mediation and a social worker visit?

•         How best to deal with aggressive ex-partner?

•         What if I’m accused of domestic violence?


What next?

Email your details to, or call or text 0300 302 1302 to book a place or for an information pack. 

Make sure you can complete the majority of the 13 weeks... one evening a week. There will be some homework which will involve some activities with your child but if you are not in regular contact the course will still be useful.

Some attendees will have been asked to attend a course such as this in preparation for contact centre arrangements. The organisers can write letters to contact centres, social workers or CAFCASS to speed the process a bit. Those who require letters of confirmation of acceptance on the course (for court bundles) please ask.

Cost: £60.00 per head. This includes the cost of the course manual and photocopying. People on JSA may be able to recoup this money. People on other benefits can pay weekly.


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