Leading our team are Alison Smith, a Trauma Informed Domestic Violence Consultant and Author, Elaine Nembhard, Director of Mayday Social Work Consultancy. Nikky Morgan a Life Coach and Counsellor and Claire Wiggins a Learning and Development Consultant and together we have combined our significant experience of working in domestic violence services, private practice, children’s social care and the criminal justice system in a variety of roles.
We have been delivering the Department of Work and Pensions Reducing Parental Conflict (RPC) programme to multidisciplinary teams for Local Authorities nationally both face to face and virtually.
We have met some highly skilled practitioners who expressed concerns about a lack of resources and appropriate training to work with more complex parenting issues including Parental Alienation and Coercive Control. We also observed a lack of resources for fathers, high volumes of parental conflict cases being recorded as domestic abuse and parents disengaging from voluntary interventions.
We have observed many front-line practitioners who lack the confidence to challenge parents where there is ongoing destructive conflict and a lack of skills to identify perpetrators and victims of domestic abuse and people displaying poor mental health. Using the RPC platform as an opportunity to share some of our knowledge we included some of our own material to strengthen the training and it has been well received nationally
Alison’s in-depth knowledge of Narcissistic behaviour and Coercive Control can be found in her Practitioners Safeguarding Guide http://lnkd.in/eA9SDVM
Elaine’s Reducing Parental Conflict training resources can be found by visiting Mayday Social Work Consultancy:
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