Scarborough/Ryedale : NYPACT Spring Event
March 28 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Following the positive feedback from our AGM in Harrogate last December, we want to provide the opportunity for more parents to hear about what NYPACT has been doing during the past year and our plans for 2019 and beyond.
To learn more about NYPACT: North Yorkshire Parent Carer Forum and provide an update on the future of the organisation. Information if you want to get more involved. Updates from your local groups. And two practical workshops for parent carers.
Who should attend?
Parent Carers in North Yorkshire
Sensory Workshop by Dawn Dunn of Treetops – for parent carers to:
• Expand their knowledge of Sensory Processing in relation to their children
• Understand the functions of our power sensory systems and what can go wrong
• Understand how sensory difficulties can affect a child’s behaviour and function
• Be able to deliver a range of appropriate sensory activities
Dawn Dunn (Dip COT SROT) is a Sensory Integration (SI) trained Occupational Therapist with over 30 years’ experience working with children.
In 2001 she established Tree Tops, the first independent children’s occupational therapy service in North East England, specialising in Sensory Processing Difficulties (SPD). Tree Tops has an outstanding reputation due to the hard work and commitment of her dedicated team. Dawn’s passion to educate others about SPD has resulted in a range of training courses for professionals and parents. Dawn is also extremely proud to be a patron of Sensory Processing Disorder Parent Support Group North East England which is closely affiliated with Tree Tops.
Parenting in a Digital World by Sarah Lynch from Go Wise Online. Sarah is a mum herself to 3 boys and a retired Police Detective who investigated a wide variety of serious crime. Sarah is passionate about ensuring parents and children of all ages are enabled to use the internet and social media safely, productively and effectively.
Sarah Lynch runs Go Wise Online (http://gowiseonline.co.uk), a website all about internet safety for children. As well as being a retired Police Detective who investigated a wide range of serious crime, including prosecuting individuals who possessed and distributed indecent images of children, Sarah is mum to three boys and so is familiar with the challenges the online world brings for parents and carers.
During her police career Sarah gained a great deal of experience of the effects of online crime and internet safety. She is passionate about ensuring parents and children of all ages are enabled to use the internet and social media safely, productively and effectively.
Refreshments – teas/coffees/buffet lunch
Helen Seth has been involved with NYPACT since 2012. Helen lives in Skipton with her husband and two children aged seven and nine, both of whom have Joubert syndrome and visual impairment. Her younger child also has an autism diagnosis and Helen home-educates both children. Helen began studying for a degree in Childhood and Youth Studies with the Open University when she was pregnant with her second child. She graduated with a 2:1 in 2015.
As well as being Chair of NYPACT, Helen is a professional fused glass artist, creating unique handmade glass and driftwood mixed media jewellery, accessories and decorative items and running her own art business, Stiltwalker’s Stuff.
Andrea Hobbs began her career caring for adolescent boys with SEND and went on to train as an art therapist. She went on to volunteer in Romania and later supported young carers and their parents in Scotland. Andrea has 15 years’ experience in helping charities with their governance and general development and also managed the Hambleton and Richmondshire Carers Centre for four years. Andrea presently works as a scheme coordinator at Home-Start Richmondshire and as a freelance consultant with Community First Yorkshire. Most recently she has been supporting NYPACT with development activities and Chairs POSCH, the local parent support group in Hambleton and Richmondshire. Andrea has a farming husband, two rescued hens and a serious knitting habit!
Quotes from the NYPACT event in December 2018
‘Online safety workshop was excellent! I learned so much about my own online safety, not just that of my child’. AND ‘Every parent should attend this workshop. Thank you for the opportunity’.
‘The sensory processing workshop was excellent, very informative, with practical applications. Thank you’. AND ‘The SPD talk was incredibly relevant and helpful. Dawn was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable and has given me some fantastic tactics to try’.
For further information please contact Pauline Wardman at Community First Yorkshire t: 01904 704177 e: NYPACT@communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk
Please book your place here