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6 Reasons Your School or Service Needs a Parent Education Strategy

 

Sometimes when I start talking about the I Matter Project I can feel a little embarrassed.  The thing is, the issues the project is addressing are really not rocket science.    It is not as if I am speaking about things that people don't already sort of know.   

The difficulty is that ideas and issues that seem quite straightforward, are not actually happening when it comes to practice.  Everyone knows for example that parenting is important when it comes to helping children, but parent …

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First Annual Conference: How Can We Really Work Together to Improve Mental Health and Educational Outcomes? Prioritising Parent Understanding and Competence

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The seeds of this conference started a long time ago from a sense of confusion and overwhelm experienced in response to the ever rising tide of need I have seen in day to day practice in health and education settings over my career of the last 20 years.  How do you turn frustration into something constructive, how do you turn this sense of overwhelm and hopelessness into something that feels worth doing?  

The final trigger for this particular conference taking shape was a sense of exas…

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