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Working Effectively with Men in Families

Join us for a special seminar focusing on working effectively with men in families, presented by James Blewitt. This session is tailored for qualified social work professionals who engage with children and families or have a keen interest in this subject.

Working Effectively with Men in Families

Date: Thursday 23 May
Time: 7pm – 8:30pm
Location: Online via Zoom

This seminar aims to equip social workers with practical tools to engage with fathers and significant male figures within families, ensuring a child-centered approach. Drawing from research insights and serious case reviews, James Blewitt will guide participants on integrating best practices into their daily work. 

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What will you get out of this CPD event? 

During this workshop, you will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the roles of fathers and significant males in family dynamics and common challenges faced in social work practice. 
  • Explore and challenge assumptions, beliefs, and attitudes towards fatherhood within legal frameworks and civil rights contexts. 
  • Reflect on barriers hindering men’s access to services and learn strategies to address these challenges. 
  • Address stereotypes surrounding non-resident fathers and navigate complexities related to absent fathers. 
  • Examine the intersection of ethnicity, culture, and fatherhood, and strategies to combat discriminatory stereotypes. 
  • Navigate situations where men may pose risks to children, particularly in cases involving domestic abuse. 
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Get to know our esteemed guest speaker 

James Blewitt, registered social worker 

James is a seasoned registered social worker with extensive experience in CPD and practice mentoring. He has led as the London coordinator for Making Research (MRC) for over 20 years, offering invaluable support to London’s social work sector. As the London coordinator, he facilitates knowledge-based practice through university-agency partnerships. He also instructs at various universities on qualifying and post-qualifying programs. 

James brings a wealth of experience in guiding social workers, promoting evidence-based practices, and fostering professional development. 

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What people say about us…

It was an honour to partake in the training and to be with the other participants; thank you for the manner in which the training was conducted. I learned invaluable lessons throughout the session and I will definitely make time to attend any other training sessions in the future.

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