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Emma Strahan

Emma comes to Interface from a background in nursing and has more recently been a clinical lead for intensive family support teams. She has experience in clinically supervising teams delivering intensive intervention focussing on reducing offending and anti-social behaviour, improving school/college attendance, increasing the likelihood of employability for adults within the home, improving housing tenancy stability and increasing finances within the home.

She has extensive experience in case management through high quality, goal focussed and reflective group supervision and case review structures and clinical responsibility and accountability for highly complex young people and their families.

She also has an excellent record of effective and creative relationships with key partners including police, youth offending, education, health, social care and housing at both a strategic and delivery level.  She also enjoys designing and implementing quality improvement frameworks to include all levels of monitoring and governance.

Professional qualifications

Emma initially trained and qualified as a sick children’s nurse in 2002, undertook an additional qualification as a mental health nurse in 2004 and completed a PgDip in Child and Family Mental Health in 2007.  After qualifying Emma worked briefly at Birmingham's childrens hospital before moving to a forensic CAMHS ward in a medium-secure unit, working with category A adolescent offenders.  This service also provided in-reach services to the local HMP YOI, undertaking screening and assessments for young people with mental health concerns and behavioural issues. She then moved into community services, working in as a CAMHS specialist in youth offending teams, pupil referral units and specialist adolescent multi-disciplinary teams in both Birmingham and London.