Capa First Response CIC was set up after listening to parents, grandparents, carers and professionals. They expressed concern and frustration around the lack of resources available. Parents found training was only open to professionals, and professionals found after training there was little support or knowledge to work with families.
"I spoke to so many carers, parents and grandparents, who told me they didn't know where to get support for this issue, didn't know the language to use or were scared if they 'told' someone their child would be removed from the home. Professionals I worked with found parenting work alone was not helping their families, they were left feeling frustrated, looking for training and tools to help support families". Jane Griffiths
Founded by Jane Griffiths in 2019 -Jane has worked with families for 30 years, 15 of those years have been working with families impacted by violence in the home.
For the past 8 years Jane has worked specifically with families where a child has used violence and abuse towards a parent or care giver. As a practitioner in parent child therapy, Jane has used her knowledge and experience to work directly with families as well as collaborating with agencies to work towards raising awareness of the issue and looking to repair the relationships between and parent and child.
Since Capa First Response started we have supported many families , young people, grandparents and carers.
"Thankyou so much for your advice. You have been a real encouragement and I really value your support". Parent
"I would definitely recommend Capa - If I knew anyone else was in the same position". Parent
" I had an argument with my mum this week, it didn't turn violent though. I went to my room and tried to stay away". Young person
We have offered training and support to professionals all over the country;
"It was a fantastic 3 hour training webinar". Social Worker
"This was a great course help refresh me on some matter but also gave me new idea and ways to bring resources together for this particular type of work thank you". Family Worker
"I got confirmation that the work I was doing was correct and not doing anymore damage". Parenting practitioner
‘We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.'
Marion Wright. Edelman African American children's rights advocate