4pm Registration / 4.15pm Event Start / 6.30 Drinks and Refreshments
Series: Crossing Boundaries
City University’s Department of Interdisciplinary Studies in Professional Practice has invited Professor Mc Donald
and her team to present the UK version of the FAST programme developed by Professor McDonald and first released in
the United States in 1988.
Family and Schools Together works with communities, families and schools to build effective interventions with children. FAST, an award winning programme supported by the DCSF is a multi-family group prevention intervention designed to build protective factors for children and empower parents to be the primary prevention agents for their own children.
Professor McDonald will be sharing her thirty years experience of developing approaches to working effectively with families and researching those interventions. She will share both the practical intervention strategies which have been developed in the FAST work with families and research findings, from the Family and Schools Together programme.
There will be the opportunity in the seminar to hear the experiences of families and parents who were part of the team delivering the programme and to think about approaches to supporting families from an interprofessional and multi-agency perspective. The seminar will consider the dynamics, emotional and practical, of inter-professional working around families and research strategies to assess their impact.
FAST is a multi-professional, cost effective safeguarding programme supported by NAPP National Academy of Parenting Practitioners and CWDC Children’s Workforce Development in the UK.
City University Crossing Boundaries events are open events designed to promote interprofessional debate and networking between educators, practitioners, managers, researchers, students, users and carers in the health professions, social work, police and the voluntary sector.
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12.00am - 12.00amWednesday 14th April 2010