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Title: 'Learning to become a better man': Insights from a fathering programme for incarcerated Indigenous men
Contributor(s): Rossiter, Chris (author); Power, Tamara (author); Fowler, Cathrine (author); Jackson, Debra  (author); Roche, Michael (author); Dawson, Angela (author)
Publication Date: 2017
DOI: 10.1002/ajs4.4
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Abstract: This paper reports a qualitative study of incarcerated Indigenous fathers in Australia, using a framework of generative fathering. Researchers interviewed 28 imprisoned Indigenous men about their experiences of parenting and their responses to a parenting programme. Participants identified how the programme supported their learning and their capacity to embrace the role of parenting the next generation. Responses indicate that the programme's format and content were relevant to their experience as Indigenous fathers, and enhanced by the skills of the facilitator, and provision of a safe learning environment. It facilitated their growth as individuals and as parents through acknowledging their cultural identity and roles.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian Journal of Social Issues, 52(1), p. 13-31
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 0157-6321
Field of Research (FOR): 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
111005 Mental Health Nursing
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 920399 Indigenous Health not elsewhere classified
920302 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Health Status and Outcomes
920401 Behaviour and Health
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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