this resource is not available for order at present
You're A Dad – seven storylines about being a dad - is a 20 page A5 full colour booklet for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander fathers and young men.
Each story is told through photographs and personal story tips with each storyline making up an A4 page poster (see full photo gallery coming soon.) Copies have been sent free to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community controlled services in the sector.
This resource is to be used for home visiting maternity/paternity services, parenting programs, men's groups, for early childhood, youth and health services, for jail and offender programs and more. SNAICC hopes to develop a download version of the booklet so you can insert your own images and stories.
Craig Hammond (Family Action Centre Newcastle) introduces the booklet saying: “I’m proud to be a Dad. I’ve found out that us, as fathers, we can make choices and we can make changes. To me, this book is all about hearing and feeling the happiness and hurt and stories from other Aboriginal and Torres Strait fathers. Just to know that our brothers are all feeling the same in a lot of ways. It’s also about acknowledging us as fathers and the important role that we do play in our children’s lives. The final message is the simple thing – just talk with your kids and talk with other blokes about your kids.”
You're A Dad was developed in partnership with The University of Newcastle's Family Action Centre - Engaging Fathers and Heather Hoare.
If you would like to provide feedback, download the feedback form (PDF 60KB).
Contact: SNAICC Resource Manager