International Speaker and Trainer, Author, Coach and Adoptive Parent; Helen Oakwater knows the reality and theory of parenting 'hurt' children. She has lived with children for whom the legacy of maltreatment anfd neglect was a reality.
She has worn various hats in the adoption and fostering world, including supporting and coaching parents, lobbying decision makers, 8 years on LA adoption panels and trustee of Adoption UK for 6 years. Her first book "Bubble Wrapped Children: How social networking is transforming 21st century adoption" took the issue to the front page of The Times.
She is an inspiring speaker, who tells it like it is while offering effective proven strategies and multiple ways of thinking and behaving.
This video gives you a flavour of her style. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2EX3G1-XOs