|QUOTE OF THE MONTH|
“I know that I will never find my father in any other man who comes into my life, because it is a void in my life that can only be filled by [my father].”
See our Quote Archives here
IN THE NEWS
Wayne Lording - 'The Servant Leader'
BMA's Associate Director Wayne Lording has had his fair share of stress in life and in the corporate world. His story and insights are reshaping the way some executives are navigating their way through these uncertain times.
Listen to his radio interviews here.
When was the last time your children had a Date with Dad? Read more about the program Wayne is championing in schools that is turning the hearts of fathers toward their children.
Scientific evidence mounting:
Biology and society creating Better Dads
Checkout ABC's recent Catalyst program to see how mere males are transformed into doting dads - and what that means for our children.
Parenting Course for Men gets families firing on all cylinders
The creator of the popular Pit Stop 'parenting tune-up for dads', BMA Director Rob Koch is now co-ordinating a growing team of facilitators available to take this life-changing 8 session course to your community.
View the promo for details on staging a Pit Stop in your area and get in touch with Associate Director Rick Wakelin to know more.
View or download details of 2014 courses in Victoria:
Mentone (Kingston Council) Wednesdays from October 8
Pakenham (Uniting Care) Wednesdays from October 8
Springvale (Monash Health) Wednesdays from October 22
Our latest gift to the world...
Written by BMA Director Rob Koch, and yours to use, distribute or re-post. (But please acknowledge the source, and keep coming back for more!)
Pocket Directory of Services for Men in Victoria. Contact us if you want to develop a Helpmate for your region or state.
SERVICES FOR MEN ***NEW***
A comprehensive A4 directory for Casey, Cardinia and Greater Dandenong - essential for any professional working with men.
50 BOREDOM BUSTERS
Spending time with the kids without spending a fortune is possible with this creative list of stuff to create a memory.
TOP TEN TIPS
Five men die every hour in Australia from preventable causes. These simple tips will help you live long and well.
TEN REASONS TO FOCUS ON FATHERS
There is a new breed of men who see no higher priority than family. Has your practice adjusted to the sociological shift?
LIVING THE DREAM
A total life inventory to identify where you need to grow. How are you doing in each of the 10 dimensions of life?
MORE THAN A SPERM DONOR
A summary of the research on why Dads matter to kids. Nothing more will motivate Dads to lift their game.
THE FATHER-FRIENDLY AGENCY AUDIT
If you are a professional working with parents or children take this practical test to better engage men.
THE SEPARATION EPIDEMIC
Take the Aptitude Test! This simple diagnostic survey will help you discover how best you can contribute to addressing the separation epidemic in Western nations. There are at least 12 aptitudes – which one is yours?
Who said there's nothing out there for men?
We have put our Adventures on hold to concentrate on other areas.
What are we up to now, and where?
1. COMMUNITY HEALTH
Rob is now virtually full-time employed with Monash Health - Victoria's largest health provider, working in the nation's most multicultural and disadvantaged municipality. He has recently taken on a refugee focus.
Click here for an overview of their innovative services for men - particularly dads.
2. DATE WITH DAD
Wayne and team have been entertaining and challenging audiences at schools across the Victoria with these school-based game show nights.
Click here for a pictorial look at how it all works, and how you could reach the dads at your local school.