Director, Author, Speaker, Therapist
Claire is the mum of 4 boys, a therapist, an author, media spokesperson, speaker and a passionate advocate for better outcomes for children everywhere. Graduating as a Speech Pathologist (B Sci Speech & Hearing Science, Hons) in the early 90’s, Claire has added qualifications in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Resilience Education, Counselling and Parenting Coaching. In 2015, Claire partnered with Helen Davidson to form BEST Programs 4 Kids. Together they have coauthored 14 books on Social and Emotional Learning including an Early Years Social Skills Kit and 4 part classroom curriculum linked to the Australian National Curriculum. Claire is a Community Ambassador for R U OK?, and for Parkerville Child and Youth Care’s Trail Challenge. She appears as the resident Parenting Expert on Channel Nine, 6PR-882 radio and ABC radio. She is a passionate advocate for preventative measures in children’s mental health that help all children and their families to flourish.