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The Impact of Mental Illness on Parenting Capacity

Holiday Inn Express, 196 High Street, Stratford, London, E15 2NE

This course helps you understand the link between symptoms of mental illness, parental behaviour and the impact of such behaviour on children. It examines the key principles in assessing the impact of mental illness on parenting capacity.

Course Information:

The impact of mental illness on parenting capacity

The aim of this course is to allow participants to understand the link between symptoms of mental illness, parental behaviour and the impact of such behaviour on children.

The course will examine the key principles in assessing the impact of mental illness on parenting capacity. Attendees will develop skills in talking with children about the impact of parental mental illness on their day-to-day circumstances.

During the course, Gretchen Precey will review best practice in multi-agency assessment and intervention for parents with mental illness, and explore behaviour and beliefs about mental illness by gender and culture.

The day will begin at 9.30am for registration and tea / coffee, with a prompt 10.00am start, the course will end at approx 4.00pm

A light lunch will be provided. Please advise of any allergies or dietary requirements of each individual when booking places on this course.

An electronic certificate of attendance will be provided to all attendees by email after attendance at the course.


Your Trainer

Gretchen Precey

Gretchen Precey is an independent social worker, trainer and consultant specialising in child protection.  She qualified in 1978 and has worked in a variety of settings in different parts of the country. Her most recent employment in the statutory sector was as team manager at the Clermont Child Protection Unit in Brighton.  Whilst at the Clermont Unit Gretchen worked with many children and families affected by sexual abuse and also developed clinical knowledge and practical experience of working with Fabricated or Induced Illness.   She has worked independently since 1999.  Gretchen frequently runs training courses for both multi-agency and single agency groups of professionals who have responsibility for the safety and welfare of children. As an ISW she is commissioned by the court to undertake assessments in particularly complex cases, usually involving children in care proceedings or in disputed private law matters.  She has taken part in Serious Case Reviews as both a chair and overview report writer.  Her consultancy work has been for a range of local authorities on projects such as evaluating the effectiveness of Child Sexual Exploitation services and social work supervision arrangements.  For seven years she was an associate of Triangle, an organisation based in Brighton that offers services to disabled children and their families especially when there are concerns about the maltreatment of the child.  She continues to maintain an interest in this area of practice.

Location

Holiday Inn Express

196 High Street, Stratford, London, E15 2NE

The Holiday Inn Express – Stratford is situated in the heart of East London, site of the Queen Elizabeth Park and just outside the congestion zone. Stratford has excellent transport links and the hotel is located only a short walk from the comprehensive London transport system, the Stratford rail and bus terminal, Javelin Train to St. Pancras in 7 minutes and the Channel Tunnel rail link. The heart of the City of London is only 10 minutes away.

Train

Station Name: Stratford Regional & International. Distance: 0.3 MI/0.48 KM WEST to Hotel. Taxi Charge (one way): £5.00

Walking from Stratford station

Inside the station follow the signs for the exit to Stratford town centre. Once you’re outside, turn right and follow the High Street down until you see the Holiday Inn Express on your right.

Car Parking

The nearest car park is Stratford multi-storey car park, which is accessed from Great Eastern Road. The entrance is easy to miss so keep an eye out for Service Route 1 on your right hand side, and once you’ve left the Great Eastern Road turn left to enter the car park via the ramp.

There is alternative parking at Westfield Stratford City Shopping Centre and Morrisons supermarket on The Grove.

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