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.
Carers, parents and grandparents told us they were unsure who to talk to, feeling isolated and helpless.
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 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 getting a greater understanding of the issue and how to repair the relationships between and parent and child.
‘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