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1 A Reflective View from the Practitioners Perspective Kay Cartmell (Health Visitor / Outreach Team Leader) Ashley Lloyd (Play Therapist) Howgill Family Centre

2 35 years of service delivery to children and families From Distington to Muncaster, from Whitehaven to Wasdale 75 staff and 30 volunteers Group and individual work, & Early Years Provision www.howgill-centre.co.uk

3 Mission Statement Creating Opportunities for Children and Families….. …..Working to build healthier, safer communities where children, young people and families are valued, respected and encouraged to achieve their potential

4 ethos One that ensures that all parents should feel able to ask for support at any time How parents perceive services will influence the likelihood that they will ask for help

5 Reducing barriers to accessing services Stigma Fear of being judged Lack of confidence Social exclusion Poverty Accessible Non-judgemental Family friendly Needs driven

6 Core purposes Child Development, Learning and School Readiness Child and Family Health and Wellbeing Parenting/ Family Support

7 Principles Prevention Early Intervention Relationships are key Barnes and Freude-Lagavardi (2002) Shonkoff and Phillips (2000) Shore (2001) New Report:- Burlington S and Hosking G (March 2013) Conception to Age 2- The Age of Opportunity

8 7 Themes Coping and emotional wellbeing Family health and wellbeing Friends and family relationships Family finances Childrens learning and development Fun and leisure Personal growth

9 Coping and Emotional Wellbeing Bereavement Group A-Part From Group Learn to relax group/ individual therapy Teen parents/ new Mum's Groups Parenting Plus programme/ Triple P Group/ Solihull Approach Screening/ Support for perinatal depression Early Support/Portage Adult Art / Art Therapy Boy's / Girl's Group Breast Feeding Support Play Therapy

10 Family Health and Wellbeing Breast Feeding Support Infant massage Baby Picasso Let's get healthy with HENRY Parenting Plus programme Health Visitor Drop in Sessions Sporty Tot's/ Sporty Families/ Ground Hog's Allotment Safety Equipment Healthy Eating/Cooking Groups Breast Feeding Support Aqua-natal

11 Friends and Family Relationships Music and Movement Group Promoting Positive Interaction (Video Interaction Guidance) Come and Play /Carer and Toddler Groups Holiday Playscheme's Triple P parenting Groups Families Inc. Speakeasy Grandparent's Group Adult Art / Art Therapy Boy's / Girl's Group Infant MassagePlay Therapy

12 Family Finances Home Support Family Finance Advisor Houseproud Accredited Training for parents Healthy Eating Course Grant's panel

13 Children's Learning and Development Pre-school/Nursery provision Storysacks Book Start Corner/ Book Club Boy's / Girl's Group Baby Picasso/ Baby Signing Music and Movement Groups Early Language Intervention/Every Child a Talker Parenting Plus Programme Health Visitor Drop- in's Families Inc. Art and Crafts Carer and Toddler Groups

14 Fun and Leisure Play Schemes Storysacks/Storytelling sessions Sporty Tot's/ Family Swim Boy's / Girl's GroupBaby Picasso Music and Movement Groups Family Support Summer Trips Aqua natalArt's GroupFamilies Inc. Carer and Toddler Groups

15 Personal Growth Accredited Training for parent's StorysacksBook Club Boy's / Girl's Group Houseproud Family Passport Healthy Eating Courses Triple P parenting Groups Art's GroupFamilies Inc. Learn to Relax Group


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