2010 conference

SFP 10-14(UK) conference info & speaker presentations


Strengthening Families Programme 10-14 (UK): celebrating success, bringing families together and future developments.


Thursday 3 June 2010


Oxford Brookes University, Main Lecture Theatre, Gipsy Lane, Oxford OX3 0FL

Conference aims:

  • To bring together parenting experts, practitioners, parenting commissioners, family intervention programme managers, YOT managers, CWDC leads responsible for parenting programmes
  • To celebrate the success of the Strengthening Families Programme 10-14 (UK)
  • To describe recent developments and stimulate thinking about future opportunities in the parenting and family work area.

Key elements of the conference programme:

  • An exploration of the importance & place of evidence based parenting programmes in supporting families
  • An examination of the nature of the SFP 10-14, who is it aimed at & does it make a difference?
  • Presentation of insights from US training and links with Oxford Brookes University. New book for parents (Virginia Molgaard from Iowa State University, US)
  • Presentation of the SFP 10-14 work in practice (stories of successful front-line delivery within a partnership / service)
  • Making a difference where it matters most: parent success story
  • Identifying the essential elements of delivering successful programmes (building support and capacity – the regional dimension, quality training etc.)
  • An exploration of the SFP 10-14 (UK) delivered in schools
  • Presentation of the SFP 10-14 (UK) delivery in Wales and overview of current research (Cardiff University)
  • Participatory workshops in the afternoon for facilitators and practitioners

Conference Agenda

09.30am Arrive, registration & welcome drink Welcome team
10.00 – 10.10 Chair’s welcome & introduction to the day Debby Allen
10.10 – 10.25 My Strong Family Centre and the SFP 10-14(UK) Debby Allen, Lindsey Coombes
10.25 – 10.45 “The Strengthening Families Program 10-14: From the US to the UK and beyond” Virginia Molgaard
10.45 – 11.10 Refreshments and networking
11.10 – 11.30 SFP 10-14 (UK) successful front-line delivery within Plymouth Parent Partnership Angela Archer
11.30 – 11.40 Parent success story Ann Hutton
11..40 – 12.00 SFP 10-14 (UK) Welsh development Mandy Morgan
12.00 – 12.20 Cardiff SFP 10-14 (UK) research Jeremy Segrott
12.20 – 12.30 Building support and capacity – the regional dimension Dave Bowditch
12.30 – 12.45 Wrap up & explanation of afternoon sessions Debby Allen
12.45 – 13.45 LUNCH
13.45 – 15:00 Workshops (30 mins duration each)
Option A
Workshop 1
Managing challenging behaviour Peter Baker, Christopher Dawkins
Workshop 2
Recruitment / Mainstream
(Universal Intervention)
Mandy Morgan, Emma
Option B
Workshop 3
SFP 10-14 (UK) – The School Perspective/Setting Dominic McCall
Workshop 4
Supporting parents and young people with additional challenges Megan Marsh, Sara Male
15.00 – 15.20 Refreshment 2 and networking All
15:20 – 15:45 Quality Training – Facilitators and TOFTs:
Questions & answers
Debby / Lindsey
15:45 – 16.00 Evaluation of the day and concluding comments Q&A session

Download a copy of the agenda PDF (142Kb)