Dads and Stepdads have enormous power and potential in their daughters' lives. One often overlooked area where we use this influence? When a daughter struggles to recover from a mental illness.
In this Recovery Warriors podcast, host Jessica Raymond explores this topic with me.
Casa Serena Eating Disorders Education and Scholarship Fundraiser; Friday, April 11 in Concord, CA
Mobilizing Men: How to Reach, Motivate and Utilize Men in Families
Join us as Joe Kelly, best-selling author, speaker, and media source on fathering and men in families asks an important question.
Can the involvement of men in a client or patient’s family improve outcomes? Can it make you more efficient as a helping professional? Yes and yes.
Men in families are untapped natural resources, regardless of our clients’ ages. Yet our culture’s expectations for male family members remain ridiculously low, even as male loved ones have more freedom than ever to be involved in family life. The Mobilizing Men training gives professionals and institutions concrete strategies to reduce and overcome the barriers that inhibit the healthy involvement of male loved ones (MLOs) in our patients’ or clients’ treatment—improving the patients’ well-being, and our own professional effectiveness.
After completing the Mobilizing Men training, participants:
- Have data supporting the value of engaging and mobilizing men in families
- Understand the intentional and unintentional barriers that inhibit healthy MLO involvement, resulting from:
- Masculinities acculturation (i.e., how our culture raises boys)
- Habits reinforced by professional training and practice
- Know how to use effective strategies to engage men in families
- Grasp specific ways that participation by male loved ones can improve individual outcomes and institutional efficiency
- Have practical methods to involve MLOs who live at a distance from the client
This training uses participant interaction, case studies, research data, role-playing, brainstorming, video clips, stories, humor, and motivation.
Date: Friday, April 11th
Location: Casa Serena Eating Disorders Program
1868 Clayton Road, Suite 123
Concord, CA 94520