Lecture and Discussion- Participants are encouraged to make the workshop more relevant to their concerns by asking questions and actively participating.
Society is changing. It takes a village to raise a child. But the village has changed as well. The families that used to make up the village have also changed. In some ways, fathers are more important than ever in the family. Due to economic and social changes, the roles of the mother and of the father (of the female and male authority figures) are changing from year to year. The roles for grandparents, uncles and aunts, and other members of the extended family have also changed. What does it mean to be a man? What does it mean to be a father? to be a dad?
SUMMARY OF CONTENT:
Changes in the Family -- Traditional Models:
The Multigenerational Extended Family
The Nuclear Family
The Patriarchal Family and the Matriarchal Family
Roles of Mothers, of Fathers, of Daughters, a Sons, of Seniors
Single Parent Families
The Role of Human and Social Services for Modern Families
Traditional Culture for Traditional Society --
Modern Culture for Modern Society --
New Culture for the New Society --
What Does Your Family Need?
What Does Your Partner Need?
What is the Difference between a "Father" and a "Dad?"