In May 2018, Betty Brouwer, chair of DDPI Board and DDPI Trainer, had the opportunity to co-lead a DDP Level Two with Julie Hudson in Bristol, UK.
This was a great opportunity to have cross-country collaboration. This particularly training was special as it was the first DDP training hosted by DDP Connects UK (DDP chapter in the UK). It was a great to experience firsthand all the fabulous work that has and continues to be done in the UK thanks to the tireless efforts of Julie Hudson, Kim Golding, Edwina Grant, and Vicky Sutton.
Julie Hudson hosted a Sunday tea and croquet allowing Betty to connect and meet in person people who she only otherwise knew through connecting through online meetings. It was great to meet some of the people who are responsible for spreading DDP in the UK and who have been so instrumental in establishing DDPI structure to where it is today.