(Further parenting opportunities are available through Children's Centres Targeted Services.)
For a range of useful printable 'Fridge Posters' to give to parents.
Parenting Programmes Available to Families.
The Family Support Hub (01202 456884) can provide up to date information on availability and dates of Parenting Programmes. To request a place please complete an Inter-Agency Referral Form and forward with a signed copy of the Privacy Statement, to the:
Triple P (Positive Parenting Programme)
Designed to prevent as well as treat behavioural and emotional problems in children and teenagers and create a family environment that encourages children to realise their potential.
This can be accessed in a group setting or individually with groups for parents of:- primary age children, teenagers and a dad's only group.
Autistic Spectrum Workshops
This course of workshops have been specifically designed to equip parents with knowledge, understanding and strategies in relation to parenting children with a diagnosis of, or traits of being on the Autistic Spectrum. It is recommended parents complete one of the standard Triple P programmes before attending.
Who's in Charge
The aim of this course is to reduce parental stress and guilt by providing a supportive environment. The group works towards empowering parents to develop ideas on improving family relationships and building strategies to promote the reduction of children's violent and abusive behaviours.
This is for children showing signs of or developing Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD). A childhood disorder that is defined by a pattern of hostile, disobedient, and defiant behaviours directed at adults or other authority figures.
The Course focuses on strengthening parent and child interactions and attachment, reducing harsh discipline and fostering the parents' ability to promote children's social and academic development.
Domestic Violence Recovery Toolkit
A twelve week group programme for parents and carers. The programme gives parents practical strategies to increase their confidence and self-esteem.
This is complemented with an eight week, group programme, for the children and young people within the family. Designed to help them understand their experiences, to develop positive lifestyles and coping strategies.
The programme is not appropriate for those are still living with a perpetrator of domestic violence.
Young Parents and Parents-to-Be
Parents-to-be is a flexible and fun course for young expectant parents. The course prepares them for their new life as a parent and also helps them consider a return to education or work.
For parents with children aged five and under. The course focuses as much on the emotional well-being of the parent as on the needs of the child. A ten-week course that encourages parents and carers to enjoy bringing up children and get the best out of family life.
For children under the age of five years, local children's centres can offer support, advice and guidance with all aspects of parenting as well as this Parenting Puzzle Programme.
For Substance Misusing Parents
The Parenting Puzzle is also available for parents who are or who have had a problem with substance misuse. Referrals for this programme should be made directly via the BEAT (Bournemouth Engagement & Assessment Team):
Early Help Training Opportunities:
Below are a selection of training opportunities for practitioners around parenting:
Understanding and Working with Attachment Problems - This is a two-day, level-one course to raise awareness and understanding of attachment issues in a practical way.
Attachment Parenting Programme - This is a two-day, level-two course designed to equip practitioners with the skills and knowledge to work one-to-one with parents to help them re-build positive attachment with their children.
Reducing Parental Conflict - comprise four Modules and has been designed to upskill practitioners in supporting parents to reduce conflict within their relationship. Also available as an on-line option.
Working with Children and Parents after Domestic Abuse - This is a two-day skills training course for any practitioners working with parents and children who have been impacted by Domestic Abuse.
To check dates and book places
Follow this link to see all available courses with the Early Help Partnership Workforce Development Programme.
Other Useful Contacts and Resources:
Information and resources from Parents Protect to help parents protect their children.
Guide to the social media sites used by children & young people.
Parents against Child Sexual Exploitation
Parents Leaflets - produced by NSPCC
Information about Local Children's Centres
Big Life Journal for parents. Sign up for FREE printables
'Parenting Reminders' - a range of useful Fridge Posters to stick on the fridge door
Positive Parenting – A Need to Know Guide for parents from the NSPCC
FREE Tool and Resources for working with children, young people and their parents.