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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.

Autumn 2017 Workshops

Making Sense of E-Safety

Monday 25 September
9.45am – 12.00pm
Billingshurst Community Centre

Making Sense of Education Health Care (EHC) Needs Assessments and Plans Tuesday 3rd October
9.45am – 12.30pm
Tree House Children and Family Centre, Bognor

Making Sense of Sensory Processing Difficulties Monday 9th October
9.45am – 12.00pm
Maybridge Children and Family Centre, Worthing
Making Sense of Anxiety in Children Thursday 12th October
9.45am – 12.30pm
The King’s Church, Burgess Hill
Making Sense of Children’s Sleep Difficulties Tuesday 17th October
9.45am – 12.00pm
QEII School, Horsham
Handling Stress and Building
Your Own Resilience
Monday 6th November
9.45am – 12.30pm
St Catherine’s Church, Littlehampton
Making Sense of DLA and
Other Benefits
Wednesday 15th Nov
9.45am – 12.30pm
Lancing Parish Hall
Making Sense of Challenging
Behaviour in Adolescence
Tuesday 21st November
9.45am – 12.30pm
Broadfield Community Centre, Crawley
Making Sense of Parenting
Siblings of Children with SEN
Friday 24th November
9.45am – 12.30pm
Jubilee Community Centre, East Grinstead

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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