The Fathers and Families Research Program (F&FRP) is a unique Australian research team exploring paternal functions, roles and relationships. We are part of the Family Action Centre in the Faculty of Health and Medicine at the University of Newcastle. The Fathers and Families Research Program links practice, education and research to strengthen families, improve professional practice and increase the capacity of communities to work with family systems. The F&FRP pursues national and international partnerships in the ongoing development of the research program.
The Family Action Centre focuses on strengthening families and communities through research, training, strength-based programs, and creating models of practice that promote sustainability, social justice and community leadership.