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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 2018 Workshops

Handling Stress and Building
Your Own Resilience

Tuesday 18th September
9.45am – 12.30pm
Lancing Parish Hall

Making Sense of Anxiety (age 0-11 yrs)
Thursday 27th September
6.45pm – 9.30 pm
University of Chichester - Bognor Regis Campus

Making Sense of Educational Health Care Needs Assessments and Plans
Friday 12th October
9.45am – 12.00pm
Jubilee Community Centre, East Grinstead
Making Sense of Personal
Independence Payment (PIP)

Tuesday 30th October
6.45pm – 9.30pm
Trafalgar Road Baptist Church, Horsham
Making Sense of Sensory
Processing Difficulties

Thursday 8th November
9.45am – 12.00pm
The Kings Church, Burgess Hill
Making Sense of Challenging
Behaviour (age 0-11 yrs)
Thursday 15th November
9.45am – 12.30pm
Kingsham Primary School, Whyke Estate,
Making Sense of Challenging
Behaviour in Adolescence (11yrs+)
Tuesday 20th November
9.45am – 12.30pm
Maybridge Children and Family Centre, Worthing
Making Sense of Parenting
Siblings of Children with SEN
Wednesday 5th December
9.45am – 12.00pm
Broadfield Community Centre, Crawley

How to book

To book a place on one of our workshops please do so at Eventbrite using the button below.

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If you have any difficulty booking a place or would like any further information, please contact us on 01903 366360 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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