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NEW PARENT NETWORK DATES AND NEW COURSES ADDED TO 2018

September 20, 2017 // Maria Field //

We are pleased to confirm that we have now updated our website to include all new Parent Network dates for January 2018 and a brand new location for our Complete Guide to Parenting Children with Additional Needs in Potters Bar for 2018 has just been added. πŸ™‚

 

NEW COMPLETELY FREE COURSES AVAILABLE TO BOOK VIA OUR BOOKING CALENDAR

March 21, 2017 // Maria Field //

WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE OUR NEW COMPLETELY FREE COURSES FOR THE YEAR AHEAD HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED ON TO OUR BOOKING CALENDAR.

JUST FOR DADS STARTING IN APRIL

HANDLING ANXIETY STARTING IN APRIL

COMPLETE GUIDE TO PARENTING A CHILD WITH ADDITIONAL NEEDS STARTING IN JUNE, SEPTEMBER AND JANUARY 2018

HANDLING ANGER IN YOUR FAMILY STARTING IN JUNE AND FURTHER COURSES IN 2018 TO BE ANNOUNCED.

 

 

 

FULLY BOOKED PDA Conference – 9th May 2017

February 28, 2017 // Maria Field //

BOOK HERE NOW

Working in partnership with the PDA Society, Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) Conference

Understanding more about the complex condition of, PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance)

Learning useful strategies to understand and manage challenging behaviours

Speaker from The PDA Society.  For parents and professionals supporting children Booking essential and deposit of Β£10.00 per person to secure your place (lunch included)

 

December News

December 7, 2016 // famfocus //

Parent Network support & information groups launched in St Albans and Hatfield, funded by local DSPL.

21 Parent Volunteer Hosts have been trained. 2017 Parent Volunteer Host training session in Hemel Hempstead and Welwyn Garden City now available.

Parent Facilitator training will start ahead of schedule from Summer 2017.

Parent Network Member Specialist Events:

2 Sensory Awareness workshops have been delivered by Louise Helsdown – The Therapy Consultant. Both workshops were fully booked with another to follow in February 2017.

SOS SEN specialist SEND lawyer delivered a workshop on SEND Exclusions.

Parent Network dates and session themes are now available for 2017.

Parent Network support & information groups to start in Dunstable 2017.

Our closed face book page is growing and offering support to many parents across Hertfordshire – always space for more so do join us!

Last remaining free places on courses starting in January/February 2017 – hurry to book!

 

Families in Focus June News

June 21, 2016 // famfocus //

Parent Network has now been launched in Stevenage, Welwyn Garden City, Hemel Hempstead and Watford. Lesley and Francine have been really pleased that each session is growing with more parents dropping in and always great to see parents who have been on our courses before and catching up with news from there families. Parents have already reported they enjoy meeting others who have children similar to their own and how talking openly without judgement is such a relief and gaining inspiration to have a go at new things and for others refresh things they have let slip.

This term the focus is all about anger and behaviour, understanding it and managing it better. Parents can drop into any session and of course it is free and Lesley and I deliver all the sessions.

We are planning to deliver training for parents in the autumn term 2016 for Parent Network Hosts and in 2017 for Parent Network Facilitators. The criteria to join our Parent Network Host and Facilitator Training have now been released and you can find out more information under the Parent Network heading.

We are feeling excited that Parent Network is successfully expanding to St Albans (6 sessions – evenings) and Hatfield (4 sessions – daytime)! These extra Parent Network support & learning groups are being funded by DSPL (Delivering Specialist Provision Locally) and we need your help to show that the Parent Network is needed in these areas – so drop in and join us so we can gain funding so you can continue to have Parent Network in St Albans and Hatfield!

We have Louise Helsdown a consultant occupational therapist who has extensive knowledge of sensory issues and delivers an interesting and informative Sensory workshop on July 7th 9.30-12.00 at Phoenix Centre The Hyde Stevenage free and exclusive to members of Parent Network. Bookings essential and currently just 10 places left.

If you haven’t been to a Parent Network session yet we are a friendly bunch and offer a warm welcome and hopefully learn something and feel supported too. Do drop in to any session to become a member then you will be eligible for our specialist workshops we would love to meet you.

 

New Courses to book now for January 2017 to March 2017

May 10, 2016 // famfocus //

Please check out our Events Calendar where we have listed all new available courses for the Winter 2017 and Spring 2017 term.  The courses include Complete Guide to Parenting Children with Additional Needs, Managing Behaviours of Teenagers with Additional Needs through to Adulthood and Handling Anger in your Family.

 

Parent Networks – Dates set for 2016 in Hertfordshire

September 10, 2011 // famfocus //

BIG NEWS 2016

Francine Swaby and Lesley Chance Directors of Families in Focus CIC are thrilled to announce we have been awarded Big Lottery funding to start up support groups for parents caring for children with a wide range of additional needs, disabilities and conditions. 

Please look at Parent Network News for locations, dates and times.

We are updating our Facebook Page all the time with relevant links and information if you are interested in being part of the closed group please search for us within FACEBOOK using Families in Focus CIC.

 

 

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NEW PARENT NETWORK DATES AND NEW COURSES ADDED TO 2018

We are pleased to confirm that we have now updated our website to include all new Parent Network dates for January 2018 and a brand new location for our Complete Guide to Parenting Children with Additional Needs in Potters Bar for 2018 has just been added. πŸ™‚

NEW COMPLETELY FREE COURSES AVAILABLE TO BOOK VIA OUR BOOKING CALENDAR

WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE OUR NEW COMPLETELY FREE COURSES FOR THE YEAR AHEAD HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED ON TO OUR BOOKING CALENDAR. JUST FOR DADS STARTING IN APRIL HANDLING ANXIETY STARTING IN APRIL COMPLETE GUIDE TO PARENTING A CHILD WITH ADDITIONAL NEEDS STARTING IN JUNE, SEPTEMBER AND JANUARY 2018 HANDLING ANGER IN YOUR FAMILY STARTING IN […]

FULLY BOOKED PDA Conference – 9th May 2017

BOOK HERE NOW Working in partnership with the PDA Society, Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) Conference Understanding more about the complex condition of, PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance) Learning useful strategies to understand and manage challenging behaviours Speaker from The PDA Society.  For parents and professionals supporting children Booking essential and deposit of Β£10.00 per person to […]

December News

Parent Network support & information groups launched in St Albans and Hatfield, funded by local DSPL. 21 Parent Volunteer Hosts have been trained. 2017 Parent Volunteer Host training session in Hemel Hempstead and Welwyn Garden City now available. Parent Facilitator training will start ahead of schedule from Summer 2017. Parent Network Member Specialist Events: 2 […]

Families in Focus June News

Parent Network has now been launched in Stevenage, Welwyn Garden City, Hemel Hempstead and Watford. Lesley and Francine have been really pleased that each session is growing with more parents dropping in and always great to see parents who have been on our courses before and catching up with news from there families. Parents have […]

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