NBO in San Salvador and Lima, Peru - February 2019

Alex Harrison in San Salvador

Alex Harrison in San Salvador

Alex Harrison reports on her recent NBO training experience in El Salvador, San Salvador and in Lima, Peru. In San Salvador, participants included pediatricians, obstetricians and neonatologists, in the main. The training featured five live sessions. In Lima, trainees consisted of nurses and neonatologists and featured seven live NBO sessions. According to Dr. Harrison, “the response of the participants was even more emotional, telling me I had to come back, that what I was teaching in the NBO was so valuable………these people who are so committed to the underprivileged and I am so happy that I can give them these precious tools.”


BRAZELTON CENTER UK

Madeleine Cassidy, CEO the Brazelton Centre UK, reports on the UK Forum and the prestigious “Third Sector” award for the UK Brazelton Centre

UK Brazelton Enterprise Award: Madeleine Cassidy and Susana Nicolau

UK Brazelton Enterprise Award: Madeleine Cassidy and Susana Nicolau

Madeleine Cassidy, CEO, the Brazelton Centre UK, describes the Charity Forum Day celebration and the news that the Brazelton Centre UK received the prestigious Third Sector Award UK, which champions innovative and impactful not-for-profit campaigns in the UK. In this case, Third Sector Award UK recognised the achievements of the Brazelton Centre UK for its work, marking “the real difference they are making to society”.  Madeleine went on to describe the congratulatory video send by Kevin Nugent, which quoted Berry’s phrase that the UK Training Centre was “the jewel in the crown,” and how proud he would have been to be present on this day. This was followed by the film tribute to Dr Brazelton, which was accompanied by addresses from Susan Pawlby, Chair and Prof Lesley Page, Patron. “The launch of our new strategy was well received - it centers on improving our reach, strengthening our operations, building up our charity's brand and improving our sustainability through diversifying our income base. The guest speaker was Jane Imperato of Flying Start Wales, who spoke about how NBO revolutionised their Home Visiting practice. It was incredibly powerful. And then Susana Nicolau ended the morning session by showing us examples of NBO in antenatal and postnatal services, which was very exciting. The morning session ended on a high, with everyone asking for the Forum Day to be an annual event. In the afternoon it was a trainer-focused session and we concentrated entirely on NBO. Our talks and slides have been improved with our new branding, with updated references and beautiful photographs. Our Trainers, Susana, Susan Pawlby, Maggie and other trainers had all worked so hard on this and the trainers were very pleased and inspired that the changes you and they suggested last year had been implemented. To ensure they felt reassured and equipped to use the refreshed course, they were given all new training materials (workbook and games etc), in a branded bag. I feel really confident that NBO and our charity will continue to go from strength to strength. My thanks to you for being so supportive to us all and to me in my first year. I am very grateful”.

Congratulation to the Brazelton Centre, UK!