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Parent-carers require a range of skills above and beyond the normal parenting experience. Whether it’s understanding your child’s behaviour or helping them achieve better sleep, access to training is vital to helping parents develop these skills.

Reaching Families delivers a series of training workshops across a wide variety of subjects that we know are challenges for parents and families, including:-

Our training is delivered in a road show format, which means we can reach families right across West Sussex.

Winter 2018 Workshops

Making Sense of Personal
Independence Payment (PIP)

Wednesday 24th January
9.45am – 12.30pm
Broadfield Community Centre, Crawley

Making Sense of Anxiety in Children Friday 26th January
9.45am – 12.30pm
Easebourne School, Midhurst

Making Sense of Parenting Siblings
of Children with SEN
Tuesday 30th January
9.45am – 12.30pm
Maybridge Children & Family Centre, Worthing
Making Sense of Transition
to Adulthood
Tuesday 6th February
9.45am – 12.00pm
Bognor Regis Nursery, Bognor
Making Sense of E-Safety Monday 26th February
7.00pm – 9.00pm *EVENING WORKSHOP*
Lancing Parish Hall, Lancing
Making Sense of Sensory
Processing Difficulties
Tuesday 6th March
7.00pm – 9.00pm *EVENING WORKSHOP*
Trafalgar Road Baptist Church, Horsham
Making Sense of Challenging
Monday 12th March
9.45am – 12.30pm
New Park Centre, Chichester
Handling Stress and Building
Your Own Resilience
Wednesday 21st March
9.45am – 12.30pm
The Kings Church, Burgess Hill

How to book

To book a place on any of these workshops please call or email one of our training & out-reach co-ordinators. You can reach Rosemary Hudson on 07704 037664 or via email. You can reach Michele Creed on 07470 005734 or via email.

Commission Us

Reaching Families are also available to deliver tailor made training to suit the particular needs of schools, parent support groups, other charities, etc. If your group would like training on a specific subject we can manage and deliver this for you including sourcing and commissioning trainers, marketing, administration, booking venues, organising catering and refreshments, follow up evaluation, etc. If you would like to discuss training for your school or group please contact our Project Manager, Brian O'Hagan for an informal discussion of your requirements.

Visit our Parent Guides page where
you can find out how to get hold of
your copy of Making Sense of It All
or Making Sense of Adult Life,
our guides to accessing services
and support for families of children
and young people with special needs
and disabilities in West Sussex.


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