Chapter 2.4: Bridging Communities Through Co-learning and Participation in Parenting Programmes: A Case from the Families and Schools Together Project

  • Trish Hafford-Letchfield
  • Bernadette Thomas


Families and Schools Together (FAST) is an international evidence based parenting programme delivered within a community setting around school. This paper presents the preliminary findings from a formal evaluation of this pilot and reflects on what can be learned about how social work education and FAST can work together to bridge diversity and communities using a model of empowerment and conscientization in practice.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Trish Hafford-Letchfield
    • 1
  • Bernadette Thomas
    • 2
  1. 1.Professor of Social Care, Department for Mental Health and Social Work, School of Health and EducationMiddlesex UniversityLondonUK
  2. 2.Head of FAST, Department for Mental Health and Social Work, School of Health and EducationMiddlesex UniversityLondonUK

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