Webinar: how to Keep everyone in the family safe and happy

This webinar took place on Wednesday 2/12/2020

We hope you found it informative and helpful.

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This session offered attendees a chance to step back and look at family dynamics to examine what works well and what works less well.

During the two hours, this webinar looked at how to improve communication and relationships with everyone in the family, including siblings and co-parents as well as blended and extended family.

We also looked at some of the issues that can cause conflicts and how to minimise them, covering topics such as assumptions, blame and judgement from other adult family members and feelings of unfairness, resentments and rivalries between the children.

The whole two-hour webinar is designed to enable parents to feel more confident in being able to negotiate family issues more successfully, and is packed full of practical and doable strategies that you can implement straight away, including how to design a safety plan to keep everybody safe.

Yvonne Newbold sent through the following notes and links for everyone who joined the webinar

If you haven’t been able to watch the webinar yet, when you booked you will have been sent a confirmation email which has a link to the replay video included. If you can’t find this email, please look in your junk or spam folders because that’s often where they end up! If you really can’t find it, please get in touch with Croydon Parent Carers Forum who should be able to help.

Links discussed during the webinar

Social Media: Yvonne is in touch with over 45,000 SEND families through several Facebook groups and pages and on Twitter as follows –

Private Facebook Group For families of SEND children with Violent and Challenging Behaviour (VCB) https://www.facebook.com/groups/SENDVCBProjFamilies/

Private Facebook Group for Dads and other close male relatives of SEND children with VCB https://www.facebook.com/groups/584119188764221/

Private Facebook Group for professionals and other staff who work with this group of children and their families https://www.facebook.com/groups/COPSENDVCBProj/

Public Facebook Page sharing information about SEND VCB and related topics https://www.facebook.com/TheSENDVCBProject/

Public Facebook Page sharing more general disability information https://www.facebook.com/thespecialparentshandbook/

Or follow Yvonne on Twitter - @YvonneNewbold


The public pages are open to all and anyone is very welcome to visit them. All three of our groups have very specific membership. One is for family members who have a child under the age of 18 with any form of disability or diagnosable condition who is also physically violent to other people, another group is only open to male family members, and the third group is open to professionals and front-line staff who work with this group of children

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