Maggie Dent is an author, educator, parenting and resilience specialist with a particular interest in the early years and adolescence. She is a passionate advocate for the healthy, common-sense raising of children in order to strengthen families and communities. She has a broad perspective and range of experience that shapes her work, a slightly irreverent sense of humour and a depth of knowledge based on modern research and ancient wisdom which she shares passionately in a common-sense way. Maggie grew up on a farm in the rural South West of WA with 4000 acres and 10,000 sheep. Her childhood and adolescence were shadowed by low self-esteem, and this experience built the foundation for her work today. She was a high school teacher for 17 years before working as a counsellor with young people and their families in suicide prevention and in palliative care. Her experience also included working as a radio announcer on ABC in WA, in the funeral industry, and as a marriage and funeral celebrant.
This event will raise funds for the South West chapter of Conquer Cystic Fibrosis.
Conquer Cystic Fibrosis is a 100% volunteer-run charity which funds research to extend the lives of the 3000 Australians living with Cystic Fibrosis (CF).
CF is a life-threatening genetic disease which causes a build up of abnormally thick mucus in the body, primarily affecting the lungs and digestive system. The life expectancy is 37 but this is something Conquer Cystic Fibrosis seeks to increase through its focus on research.
Families in the South West of WA impacted by CF, hold events throughout the year. To follow its progress please like the facebook page - www.facebook.com/CCFSouthWest