Helping Families Early Webinars Supporting Family Resilience

The following webinars have been put together to provide information and resources for practitioners working with children, young people and families, as well as for families and others concerned with the health, wellbeing and development of children in Surrey.

This page will be updated whenever new webinars become available.

Helping children thrive after lockdown webinar

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This webinar has been created to help viewers better understand of the potential impact of COVID-19 on attachment, child development and all types of transition, including returning to 'normal life' and managing the changes brought about by the pandemic. You will also hear about the information and support available for parents and carers, and where you can signpost families needing additional help.

The webinar is led by Dr Kathryn Hollins, Consultant Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist for babies, children and families and the First Thousand Days Programme. It includes contributions from a range of health and early years professionals, as well as from families.

Children and families have had very different experiences of living through the COVID-19 pandemic and the various periods of lockdown. Some have enjoyed spending more time as a family, away from the pressures of daily life. But for many it has brought isolation from their wider support network of family and friends, and in some cases money worries, bereavement and increased pressure on parental and family relationships.

As restrictions begin to lift and children and families begin to socialise again, start nursery or school, we may begin to see an impact on children's behaviour and the anxieties and concerns of parents and families.

Helping children thrive after lockdown is available to watch in its entirety on YouTube and a full transcript is available here, or you can watch contributions from individual participants by following the links below:

Other useful resources

Resources from Dr. Kathryn Hollins' Keynote presentation

Reports

UK organisations for first 1000 days and early childhood

Websites

Books

  • Dan Siegel, The Whole-Brain Child
  • Hoffman, Cooper and Powell, Raising a secure child: how circle of security parenting can help you nurture your child's attachment, emotional resilience and freedom to explore
  • Steve Biddulph, 10 things girls need most to grow up strong and free

Resources from Sally Rogers' Therapy Services Presentation

Other online resources

Helping Families Early Webinar

The Helping Families Early Webinar was recorded in November 2020. The webinar introduces Surrey's revised Early Help Assessment, guidance and training for practitioners. You can download a full transcript of the Helping Families Early webinar or watch the webinar below.

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Files available to download