CPHVA Interest Group for Parenting and Family Support Conference

Published: 14 July 2009

“A Good Childhood Matters – Messages from Research” Practitioners Supporting Parents

Friday 25th September 2009

Diskus Conference Centre Transport House 128 Theobald’s Road Holborn London WC1X 8TN


09.30-10.00 Coffee and registration

10.00 Welcome and opening remarks – Professor Sarah Cowley (Chair)

10.15 “Children’s Perspectives on Family Relationships”
Professor Judy Dunn Author of “A Good Childhood”

11. 15 HENRY – Health, Exercise, Nutrition for the Really Young
Candida Hunt, Programme Director HENRY

11.45 “The EMPOWER Project- targeting babies and toddlers at risk of obesity”
Sue Hanson Specialist Health Visitor Leeds PCT

12.15 Questions

12.30 Lunch

13.30 “Review of the Evidence for Parenting Programmes”
Professor Jane Barlow
Professor of Public Health in the Early Years, University of Warwick

14.30 “Parents Views on Family Centre Services”
Dr. Karen Whittaker, Senior Lecturer School of Nursing & Caring Sciences University of Central Lancashire

15.00 DVD from “Action for Prisoner’s Families” – Family Links Programmes in Prison.
Shirley Stephenson, Programme Director, (North of England)
Family Links Oxford.

15.30 Questions

15.45 Closing remarks from Sarah Cowley

16.00 Close of Conference

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