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April 17, 2024
3pm - 4:30pm
At home
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Relationships Australia (Victoria)

Public webinar: Supporting Separated Dads

Join an interactive panel discussion and hear from family services experts on what works best when supporting separating dads.

It can be hard to know how best to support and engage dads going through the separation process.

When professionals understand the trauma response that separation can cause, and the life cycle of the separation process, they can more effectively support dads during this vulnerable life stage.

Gain knowledge, insights, and practical strategies to support separating dads.

Learning outcomes

During this panel discussion, you’ll:  

  • gain an understanding of the trauma response dads often experience when going through separation and how to support them
  • learn about the life cycle of the separation process from dads’ perspectives
  • explore some of the challenges that often arise when working with people who are separating
  • hear stories and learnings from the panel about engaging with dads.

This webinar is ideal for

A range of workers in community organisations, social services, schools or businesses who support or work with separating dads.

The cost of this webinar is $50 - book your place.


Dom Alford is the Project Coordinator of Relationships Australia Victoria’s Support for Fathers project. This national initiative provides dads and father-figures with options and information about fatherhood, their relationship with their partner and connecting with their kids; and supports professionals who work with dads. Support for Fathers is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services through national family violence funding.

Over the past 6 years, through the project, Dom has been highlighting the role of men as fathers in preventing family violence. The result has been resource development, facilitation of community groups and information sessions, conference presentations and workshops for communities, professionals and services. Dom has worked extensively in the welfare sector, with 15 years of experience in child protection, family services, foster care, parent education and teaching. To learn more about the Support for Fathers project, visit

Pete Nicholls is the CEO of Parents Beyond Breakup, an Australian charity that supports parents experiencing trauma related to family breakdown and separation. Pete is committed to bringing awareness to mental health issues and the need for suicide prevention. Parents Beyond Breakup strives to keep separated parents happy, because they believe alienated parents encounter challenges, including stress, depression, loneliness, hopelessness and helplessness.

As a separated dad, Pete has over 23 years’ experience of parental separation. Pete's greatest driver is ensuring that every mum and dad stays alive and in their kids’ lives.



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