Following on from a lifelong interest in understanding behaviour, gaining an honours degree in Psychology and having a passion about child development and family life; I have worked with families for the past twelve years as a Home School Community Link worker, and for some of that time as a senior, providing supervision to other workers in the north and west of Oxfordshire. My work with families frequently involves coordinating and running parenting programmes like Webster-Stratton, Take 3 and Strengthening Families. I am also able to train facilitators in Take 3 and Strengthening Families 10-14 and have been part of the development of other programmes related to this.
Often working one-to-one within my roles, and freelance, I have a special interest in Autism in children and young people and am a trustee of the Oxfordshire Parenting Forum and member of their Quality Task Group.
Qualified to Train:
TIPS (Building practitioners skills in working with parents - groups and individually)
Take 3 - focusing on dealing with challenging behaviour and strengthening relationships for parents of 10-18 year olds.
Strengthening Families 10-14 - parent/carer and child attends the group and work is undertaken separately and jointly.
Qualified to deliver (individuals or groups):
Take 3 10-18yrs
Strengthening Families 10-14yrs
Webster Stratton – The Incredible Years 3 - 12yrs
Family Caring Trust – all programmes 5-15yrs
Supervision in the Helping Professions (Brighton University)