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 Dr Laura Monk

I am a researcher and counselling tutor based at University of Nottingham. My doctoral research investigated how to improve professionals' responses to mothers who become separated from their children. I developed a training workshop for the professionals who mothers come into contact with - largely at the intersection of health and social care, the family courts and domestic abuse services. I am also a counsellor and psychotherapist and offer feminist therapy for survivors of domestic abuse - especially coercive control. I am a Women's Aid domestic violence prevention advocate.
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