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From One Parent to Another: A Personal Perspective of the Parent Champion Journey

Sheldon, Donna (2016) From One Parent to Another: A Personal Perspective of the Parent Champion Journey. Masters thesis, University of Huddersfield.

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Abstract

The study examines the impact of training and volunteering for a government funded scheme designed to provide peer support between parents. It focuses on the volunteers themselves to identify career aspirations and achievements that have developed through involvement with the parent champion scheme. The research seeks to gain a deeper understanding of the personal journey of the volunteers in relation to developing their own career aspirations and the factors that have supported or prevented personal growth. It contributes to the growing knowledge about the potential benefits of volunteering and contextualise the parent champion scheme within the academic frameworks identified in literature.

Peer support doesn’t just work one way. Even if you’re in a mentoring role, simply talking to someone else who is struggling with the same issue can support you as well. It’s not just an act of charity. In a lot of cases, the volunteer is helped as much as the patient.
Casiday (2008) pg 19

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Schools: School of Education and Professional Development
Depositing User: Jonathan Cook
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2017 08:40
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2017 08:44
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/32667

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