Blogging 101: say your name

Today’s blogging 101 task is to change your title and tagline or, if you like it, write about what inspired it.

I am in the latter camp as the mothers apart project is the name of a community based action research project that I am conducting and have recently started blogging about. The name of the project is inspired by the charity, MATCH Mothers, which stands for mothers apart from their children. The charity offers non-judgemental support and information to mothers apart from their children in a wide variety of circumstances. I have been a member of this charity for over ten years and I am proud to be a member of such an amazing group of women who offer their strength and support to each other.

The tagline – Responding with best practice to mothers separated from their children – refers to the training programme that I am currently planning to be trialled in May 2015 in Coventry. This training is aimed at professionals who come into contact with mothers who have become, or are at risk of becoming, separated, from their children in a context of violence and abuse.

If you would like to participate in this training I would love to hear from you. Similarly, do get in touch if you are interested in informing the training programme by offering your opinions about what professionals need to know about mothers living apart from their children. You can do this here on this blog and I am conducting interviews too from now until March. You can email me on monkl@coventry.ac.uk for more information.

About laurammonk

Laura Monk is a researcher-practitioner studying for a PhD in psychology at Coventry University. Her research is focussed on addressing the needs of mothers who become separated from their children by training the professionals that respond to them. Laura is also a counsellor and psychotherapists who works with survivors of domestic abuse and is a Women's Aid domestic violence prevention advocate.
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