Joanna is a specialist trainer and qualified Health and Social Care lecturer and has been working in the social care sector for 25 years. She previously worked for a Social Services Children and Families assessment team and as a Residential Social Worker for children with significant emotional and behavioural problems.
Joanna has delivered training throughout the UK to various children and families social workers, fostering and adoption teams, foster carers, family support workers, residential social workers, teachers, inclusion teams, midwives, doctors, psychologists and many more.
Joanna has spoken at various conferences throughout the UK, taken part in and consulted on 2 FASD films, written FASD booklets, FASD e-courses and presented at international conferences. She has also presented to the Duke of Kent and High Sherriff of Cheshire and spoken in the House of Commons at the APPG on FASD.
Joanna is on the expert’s committee for National FASD and the steering group for a FASD parenting project.
Joanna also arranged Pregnant Pause Events working with members of the public, an actor, MP and students to raise awareness about FASD. You tube films were made about these which went viral. She has been interviewed on Sky news, ITV news, quoted in newspapers, Midwives Magazine and in an FASD book. She has also written a book chapter due out soon.
Joanna has trained clients from a wide variety of backgrounds and levels within their organisations. Her feedback analysis shows that she is passionate, engaging and knowledgeable and that she uses a wide variety of learning methods and tools making learning enjoyable.