Families and Schools  Together (FAST)                    FAST            20th SEPTEMBER 2012Elspeth BromileyNational FAST ...
03/10/12   2
FAST Programme Goals1.   Enhance family functioning2.   Prevent the FAST child from     experiencing school failure3.   Re...
FAST Builds Protective Factors for theChild against RiskStrengthening family unit:   Parent-child bond                Pa...
FAST underpinning theories   Social Ecological Theory   Social Capital   Family Stress   Family Systems   Brain Devel...
Children do better in families which have Hierarchy: Parent in charge     In FAST, team coaches and supports  the parent...
Substance                                School Abuse            Social Capital Parent                      Mental Health ...
Partnership              8
Social Ecology of Child Development                            neighbourhood child             school          family     ...
Parents                        School          FAST          Team                            Community-Mental             ...
FAST Process  Recruitment and training of FAST parents & multi-agency teamRecruitment of families with a child aged 3-8 by...
Family Unit at Family Table                •FAST Hello & Singing                •Meal                •Scribbles           ...
FAMILY FLAG              03/10/12   13
FAMILY MEAL              03/10/12   14
SCRIBBLES            03/10/12   15
FAMILY WORKING ON SCRIBBLES                 03/10/12     16
COMPLETEDSCRIBBLES            03/10/12   17
Feelings Charades   Tired          Shame         Proud              Surprise           Love           Sad           Scared...
FAMILY PLAYINGCHARADES                 03/10/12   19
CHILD ACTINGOUT CHARADES               03/10/12   20
BUDDY TIME             03/10/12   21
PARENT’S TIME                03/10/12   22
KID’S TIME             03/10/12   23
SPECIAL PLAY               03/10/12   24
Lottery          03/10/12   25
RAIN       03/10/12   26
FAST Special SessionsWeek  5 - Alcohol & other Drugs SessionWeek 8 - Graduation Ceremony                   03/10/12   27
GRADUATING AS A FAMILY             03/10/12    28
Measures Used                03/10/12   29
Present Evaluation in UK 54schools from 22 local education authorities (LEAs) across UK. 1,374   families attended at le...
1210 8                                                                           British Average 6                        ...
98765                                                                        British Average                              ...
Mother   isolated in a strange city with 3 children – attended FAST. Runs FASTWORKS supported by other familiesParent pa...
FAST UKMiddlesex UniversityHighgate HillLondonN19 5LWfastuk@mdx.ac.uk020 8411 6072                       03/10/12   34
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Workshop Presentation from the Evidence Based Parenting Programmes and Social Inclusion conference held at Middlesex University, 20th September 2012

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Families and Schools Together (Workshop 3)

  1. 1. Families and Schools Together (FAST) FAST 20th SEPTEMBER 2012Elspeth BromileyNational FAST Trainer/SupervisorConsultant Systemic Psychotherapist 03/10/12 1
  2. 2. 03/10/12 2
  3. 3. FAST Programme Goals1. Enhance family functioning2. Prevent the FAST child from experiencing school failure3. Reduce the stress that families experience from daily life4. Prevent substance misuse by the child and family 03/10/12 3
  4. 4. FAST Builds Protective Factors for theChild against RiskStrengthening family unit: Parent-child bond Parent-to-parent bond Parent support group Parent to community  /school trust 03/10/12 4
  5. 5. FAST underpinning theories Social Ecological Theory Social Capital Family Stress Family Systems Brain Development 03/10/12 5
  6. 6. Children do better in families which have Hierarchy: Parent in charge  In FAST, team coaches and supports the parent to take the lead with children and make requests of the children to obey Cohesion: A child who is listened to and feels understood is kinder to others: ◦ Family communication: I think and I feel Conflict: take turns, be fair to others Family Systems TheoryMinuchin, 1985 6
  7. 7. Substance School Abuse Social Capital Parent Mental Health Liaison 7
  8. 8. Partnership 8
  9. 9. Social Ecology of Child Development neighbourhood child school family 9
  10. 10. Parents School FAST Team Community-Mental basedhealth agencies 03/10/12 10
  11. 11. FAST Process Recruitment and training of FAST parents & multi-agency teamRecruitment of families with a child aged 3-8 by local FAST team 8 weeks of multi-family meetings with supervision Graduation Independent evaluation by Middlesex University Presentation of outcomes, parent panel and programme review FASTWORKS : Additional support if needed Continued relationships : Further cycles of FAST 03/10/12 11
  12. 12. Family Unit at Family Table •FAST Hello & Singing •Meal •Scribbles •Feelings CharadesParents’ Time Peer Group Kids’ Time•Buddy Time Children divided by age Time group for group activities•Parent Group Special Play One-to-One Time Siblings continue Kids’ Time Lottery – Family table Closing Circle Announcements & RAIN 03/10/12 12
  13. 13. FAMILY FLAG 03/10/12 13
  14. 14. FAMILY MEAL 03/10/12 14
  15. 15. SCRIBBLES 03/10/12 15
  16. 16. FAMILY WORKING ON SCRIBBLES 03/10/12 16
  17. 17. COMPLETEDSCRIBBLES 03/10/12 17
  18. 18. Feelings Charades Tired Shame Proud Surprise Love Sad Scared Angry Shy Disgust Happy 03/10/12 18
  19. 19. FAMILY PLAYINGCHARADES 03/10/12 19
  20. 20. CHILD ACTINGOUT CHARADES 03/10/12 20
  21. 21. BUDDY TIME 03/10/12 21
  22. 22. PARENT’S TIME 03/10/12 22
  23. 23. KID’S TIME 03/10/12 23
  24. 24. SPECIAL PLAY 03/10/12 24
  25. 25. Lottery 03/10/12 25
  26. 26. RAIN 03/10/12 26
  27. 27. FAST Special SessionsWeek 5 - Alcohol & other Drugs SessionWeek 8 - Graduation Ceremony 03/10/12 27
  28. 28. GRADUATING AS A FAMILY 03/10/12 28
  29. 29. Measures Used 03/10/12 29
  30. 30. Present Evaluation in UK 54schools from 22 local education authorities (LEAs) across UK. 1,374 families attended at least 1 session. 1,123of these families graduated having attended 6 or more sessions; a retention rate of 82%. 03/10/12 30
  31. 31. 1210 8 British Average 6 FAST Pre FAST post 4 2 0 Pro Social Emotional Conduct Hyperactivity Peers Total ImpactSDQ – parental report
  32. 32. 98765 British Average FAST UK Pre4 FAST UK Post3210 Prosocial Emotional Conduct Hyperactive Peers Total ImpactSDQ _ Teachers report
  33. 33. Mother isolated in a strange city with 3 children – attended FAST. Runs FASTWORKS supported by other familiesParent partner very sceptical and critical of FAST. Attended very reluctantly. Says it is the best thing she has ever doneMother of 2 children. Attended FAST. The first time she has felt included in anything since moving to the UK 8 years previously.Case Studies
  34. 34. FAST UKMiddlesex UniversityHighgate HillLondonN19 5LWfastuk@mdx.ac.uk020 8411 6072 03/10/12 34
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