Face2Face Befrienders training – Crawley
Are you the parent of a child with additional needs or disabilities? Do you feel that you have knowledge and experiences that could help support other parents and carers?
Would you like to take up a valuable and fulfilling role as a Face2Face befriender? Reaching Families has launched Face2Face in West Sussex, working in partnership with Amaze.
Face2Face befriending offers emotional peer support to parents of children and young people with additional needs around the time of diagnosis. New befrienders take part in a free intensive training course which runs over 7 weeks and covers listening skills, boundaries, safeguarding and the parent journey.
The training will take place in Crawley during school hours from September – venue to be confirmed.
Reaching families has a team of 7 befrienders and is now expanding and is pleased to offer a further training course. One of the team says:
“It feels good to know that offering that little bit of support at a crucial time can be the lifeline some families need.”
We particularly welcome applications from dads, foster parents and adoptive parents to bring their experience to the team. At the end of training we will agree with you if you will go ahead to be a befriender and we will carry out a DBS (formerly CRB) check at this point.
How to book
The training is free, and expenses will be paid.
To find out more please email Rachel at Rachel@reachingfamilies.org.uk or call 07535 386687.