Introductory Keynote for the 67TH ICCFR CONFERENCE 2021:
COUPLE AND FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS IN TIMES OF CRISIS
Coping mechanisms and innovative responses from support systems
Katharine speaks and writes widely on family issues. As an established speaker she has addressed thousands of people on marriage and parenting issues. She is the author of several books, including the popular Left to their own Devices – Confident Parenting in a World of Screens and her new book A Mind of Their Own: Building Your Child’s Emotional Wellbeing In a Post-Pandemic World.
She draws on her personal and professional knowledge in writing articles for newspapers and magazines, as well as in national and local broadcast interviews.
Katharine leads on Care for the Family’s policy agenda representing the organisation at government level, and she is a former board member of the International Commission on Couple and Family Relations.
Prior to joining Care for the Family in 2004 Katharine was a solicitor, specialising in family law, and for a number of years ran a Legal Advice Centre in a socially deprived area of Bristol. Katharine has also served as a magistrate.
She is married to Richard and they have four grown-up children and four grandchildren.