“We are facing unprecedented demand from men seeking help, not just within Victoria but right across the country. We also know that out of all countries where Caring Dads is run, Australia has the highest retention rate of any location.”

Ms Nicole Artico

Chief Operating Officer

“Providing opportunities for men to participate in interventions where their behaviour can be monitored can lead to improved father-child relationships that have potential to enhance children’s social, emotional and psychological wellbeing. Which is what we all want.”

“The 2020-21 State Budget funding means we can continue to offer the much-needed program to even more fathers.”

“We would also like to acknowledge Gandel Philanthropy for their contribution to a Caring Dads pilot program which has led us to where we are today.”

One anonymous father who had participated in Caring Dads described his mindset shift.

“One of the main things was to change our way of thinking about our children’s mothers. That really worked for me. That made me realise some of the habits that I'd formed were very, very negative and I've seen it in my children, the way they're treating their mother…”

To read the full evaluation report from the University of Melbourne please visit www.kidsfirstaustralia.org.au/caringdads


Clare Lombardi, Marketing & Communications, Kids First
0427 181 778

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