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Hard to Reach and Seldom-heard Families

Hard to Reach and Seldom-heard Families

Hard to Reach and Seldom-heard Families

Karen Whittaker
Karen Whittaker
on behalf of Health Education England

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Launch date: 03 Sep 2018
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Last updated: 06 Sep 2018

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This session will explore what is commonly understood by the term ‘hard to reach’ and what this understanding leads practitioners to conclude.


By the end of this session you will be able to:
• Define the concept of ‘hard to reach’ families
• Identify key family characteristics which challenge service provision and access
• Identify key characteristics of services which inhibit family engagement
• Identify key points in the family’s story at which engagement may have made a difference to the identified outcome
• Describe an assessment framework with allows family needs to be accurately recorded
Karen Whittaker

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Karen Whittaker
on behalf of Health Education England

Karen has a professional background in health visiting and her research and teaching activities reflect this prior experience. She gained most of her professional practice experience as a health visitor in Salford and moved to the University of Central Lancashire, Preston in 1998. She has a particular interest in the support of parents in the early years and how services might be organised to support improved community health and well-being. Her own PhD completed in 2008 at King’s College, London, was funded by a DH training fellowship grant which allowed her to research health visiting involvement in parenting support programmes.

Linked with her interest in the subject ‘hard-to-reach’ she has co-authored publications considering factors associated with parental engagement and practitioner approaches for working with families.

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  • Health Education England
  • 0.50 Units -
    Exam Pass Rate: 60

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