Request for feedback
I am constantly striving to improve my training and your feedback is important to me. If you have any comment (positive and/or negative) I will be delighted to hear from you. Please contact me.
I have included, below, some of the written feedback that I have received over the past few months.
"I am writing on behalf of myself and the Stern Review team to thank you for taking the time to meet with us to inform our work, we certainly learnt a lot from you. I am pleased to enclose a copy of the report. As you will see your work has found its way into the text. Everyone who knew of your work spoke so highly of the work you do and I wish you all the best in continuing to make a difference" Baroness Vivien Stern CBE (March 2010).
"I write to thank you on behalf of all staff at Durham Constabulary for the two presentations you have recently given. The feedback from both...has been quite extraordinary. Your input was not only incredibly interesting but delivered with such flair and enthusiasm. I have had a string of e-mails and telephone calls from people who attended yesterday's event saying how much they enjoyed the whole day but specifically singling out your presentation as the highlight...I'm sure that your presentation will allow staff to be much more open-minded in their dealings with victims of rape and serious sexual offence" Detective Superintendent Andy Reddick, Durham Constabulary (October 2009).
"I've been meaning to email you since the St Mary's Conference to say thanks for the fantastic presentation and for opening people's eyes and ears. I could hear the pennies drop in the audience as you spoke in terms they could really understand" Duncan Craig, Founder Survivors Manchester (April 2010).“Just a short note to let you know that I found your presentation on the neuroscience and attachment perspectives of domestic abuse very interesting. I came away with a much clearer knowledge of how the impact of domestic violence can be understood from a psychological perspective” Carolyn Godfrey, Family Support Officer (November 2009).
“I was one of the fortunate members of South Yorkshire Police staff, who attended the Rape Masterclass you presented in Sheffield, last year. I have to say that in 23 years of service, it was absolutely the best, most interesting, and absorbing training session I have ever attended. I took a dozen pages of notes and came back and basically raved about it to my colleagues. I recommended to my boss that ALL witness care officers should attend if possible. The information I came away with that day has certainly stayed with me, and in my dealing with witnesses who have endured any sort of traumatic event, it has proved exceptionally useful” Helen Moxon, Witness Care Officer (March 2010) .
“Just a line to say how much I enjoyed your contribution to the day. It was most instructive and explained so many aspects of behaviour under extreme circumstances”
Anne Fleming JP (March 2010).
"All I can say is ............WOW!! I attended the SARC Crisis Worker training last week at the Bentley Hotel and this is just a quick email to say a BIG thank you for your very useful insight into victims and their coping mechanisms. Your presentation was awe inspiring and made so much sense of it all ... your passion and enthusiasm are infectious" Crisis Worker (March 2010).
“I came to the study day last week and I just really wanted to say how much I enjoyed your presentation I would really like a copy if it is ok with you, if you are presenting at future conferences I would be grateful for the dates. You were so interesting”
Vicky Moran, Cheshire East Local Safeguarding Children Board Training and Development Manager.
"I wanted to drop you a line to say thankyou very much for the input you gave at Cheshire Police HQ on 26/10/09. Aside from being extremely interesting and amusing, I learned a great deal from what you told us, things which I wish I had known a few years ago. It has certainly made me reconsider some of the decisions I have made when investigating sexual crimes (as well as other crimes to be honest) and I will try to keep what you said in mind for future investigations" Detective Constable (November 2009).
"Just a short note to say thank you for giving your time and expertise at the recent rape trauma syndrome training event held at our Force Headquarters. The feedback I have received has been excellent with much food for thought and practical learning for all those that attended" Detective Chief Superintendent Mark Braithwaite, Head of Crime Operations, Cleveland Police (February 2010).
“ I was entirely fascinated by the excellent and stimulating talk you gave at the FMERSA St Mary's course on 3rd March and it rang a few bells with me. As well as being a sexual offences examiner, I am also a Psychosexual counsellor and one of my patients has displayed some symptoms which might be explained by your brain model showing reactions to stressful and traumatic events” Dr Lucy Love (March 2010).