Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities conference: Changing Times Supporting parents in an age of austerity
Date: 21 November 2011
Venue: Avonmouth House, 6 Avonmouth Street, London,
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Our annual Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities conference helps parents and facilitators to explore the SFSC curriculum.
This year's SFSC conference took place on 21st November, and looked at the theme of supporting parents in a time of austerity. The event saw contributions from parents, young people, practitioners, and policy makers. There were two panel discussions: one looking at strategies for sustaining parenting support. The other panel debates the role of parents in preventing violence. In addition there was a series of workshops, including:
- Delivering parenting programmes to learning disabled parents
- Supporting non-resident dads in their parenting role
- Delivering SFSC to parents of under-fives
- Online parenting support – what should this look like?
- Parenting programmes as a response to communities affected by guns, gangs and knives
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- Every father matters in Luton, Shahan Miah, Luton Borough Council (741kb PDF file)
- Policy overview, Peter Grigg, Director of Research and Policy, FPI (244kb PDF file)
- Delivering parenting programmes as a response to communities affected by guns, gangs and knives (123kb PDF file)
- The Centre for Excellence and outcomes in children and young people’s services, Tom Morris, C4EO
- Online parenting support – A localised focus, Melanie McKee & Karen Jackson, SFSC Hull Parent’s Action Group
- Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities for the under fives, Patricia Wharton and Sheryl Penrose, Brent Children’s Centres
The conference programme paid tribute to Dr Marilyn Steele, the programme’s author and lead trainer, who died earlier this year, and provide an opportunity to celebrate her life and contribution.