New resource on violence,
fathers and sons, produced in South Australia
Ordering Information Send orders to:
Shopfront Youth Health and Information Service
PO Box 83, SALISBURY SA 5183
PH 08 8281 1775 Fax 08 8285 7159
is it worth it?
- fathers and sons talk about violence
- what is violence and how do young men think about it?
- do young men learn how to be violent from their fathers?
- what are the links between violence and masculinity?
Is it Worth It? Fathers and Son's talk about Violence is a twenty-minute video produced
from over 15 hours of life history interviews with young men and adult men. The interviews
traced the men's experience of their family life, their relationships with their fathers
and mothers and their experience of violence as young men. The way these men understood
what it meant to be a man, how they related to their fathers as men and how they
negotiated their sense of masculinity was explored.
The result is a video that is flexible and dynamic in its presentation. It is designed for
use with violence prevention groups, schools and community services and is appropriate to
use with men and women, young and old. A group facilitator's guide is provided with the
video that sets out the context of the video's production, sections of the video for
targeted discussion and questions and prompts to facilitate discussion.