Workshop for Professionals

The role of the father has evolved through the ages. They’ve been the moral guide, the model of masculinity, and the breadwinner of their respective families. More recently, the societal narrative has changed and fathers are now expected to be active and nurturing as well. While nearly every modern father expresses a desire to be more involved in their children’s lives – not wanting to let history repeat itself – many struggle to do so after the child is born. There are forces and factors, apparent and unconscious, that prevent fathers from being involved and nurturing towards their children. We address many of them in our ICAN Fathering Workshop and we would like to share them with you. These insights that we will be sharing, which are informed by recent research and gleaned from our interactions with fathers, will be useful to you whether you are working with families or youths or children.

About Centre for Fathering


In this 6-hour workshop, you will learn the following:

  • How empowered fathers benefit the family, economy, community, and future generations;
  • How fathering is good for fathers;
  • How the father’s identity affects his involvement;
  • How a father’s relationship with his father affects his fathering;
  • The key role fathers (and parents) play at each stage of the child’s development (based on Erik Erikson’s theory);
  • How fathers can be involved in their children’s lives;
  • How fathers can overcome the barriers to involvement;
  • What is Quality Time;
  • How to be consistent in parenting;
  • How to be an authoritative parent;
  • How to fathers can know their child;
  • How father can be overcome their Childhood Emotional Neglect and begin to be nurturing to their child;

About the Trainer

Parcsen Loke is a husband and father of three (27, 25, and 14 years old). He is also the Head of Programmes and Development at the Centre for Fathering.


9.30am – 12.30pm Session1
12.30pm – 1.30pm Lunch (on your own)
1.30pm – 4.30pm Session 2


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