Working with Families hub

Working with Families Hub

The ‘Working with Families Hub’ (WWFH) is hosted by the Parents and Families strand of RCfCFC

The Working with Families Hub (WWFH) is designed for professionals, volunteers and students who work with families and researchers interested in family support. The WWFH meets 4-6 times a year and is informal and free to attend to all those working with families in any capacity or with a research interest in family support and wellbeing.

At the Hub you will have the opportunity to:

  • come and network with colleagues working in similar areas;
  • hear about the work of local services;
  • hear about research on family support;
  • reflect on your own practice and share insights and; 
  • help inform the parent and family research undertaken by our centre.

We meet at the University campus in North Holmes Road, Canterbury on Friday mornings. Meetings incorporate regular expert talks and seminars on a wide range of family support topics. Previous meetings have included presentations on:

  • working with families with anxiety disorders;
  • an evaluation of a Home Start Service;
  • the first year of life for babies in four different countries;
  • the impact of domestic violence on the family;
  • working with fathers in child and family services;
  • online maternal mental health support;
  • working with traveller families;
  • assessments of Family Wellbeing;
  • engaging parents with children’s learning at all ages;
  • care proceedings.

If you or someone you know is a practitioner or volunteer who might benefit from joining the Hub, please contact or refer them to our Centre administrator Charmian Cowie who can provide further information. If you have expert knowledge which you feel may be of interest to Hub members and would be interested in presenting to a varied and interested audience, please contact  Joanna Apps.

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Last edited: 14/12/2018 05:42:00