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Solihull.approach-parenting@heartofengland.nhs.net
Or call 0121 296 4448 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
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Incredible Years Parenting Course

Incredible Years (Webster-Stratton) is a parenting programme aimed at children aged 2-8years and is run over 14 weeks.

The programme follows a specific pyramid of strategies used to develop important relationships with their children, helps to develop positive life skills, consistent routines and rules and when to use behaviour management; Play, Praise, Effective Limit setting, Ignore Strategy, Time Out for aggression and non-compliance, consequences and problem solving.
The programme is interactive and there is a requirement to commit to trying out the strategies in the home environment and to come back to group to feedback and explore experiences!

Part of the programmes focus is to work with parents around coping techniques, looking at positive self- talk and ways to stay calm and learn to relax when times become difficult.
The programme supports different learning styles; observation, interaction, experiential, visual, and some reading and writing required.  

Criteria
  • Families with high risk factors (subject to extensive parent interview)
  • Families from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Children with conduct problems
  • Children with diagnosis of ADHD, ODD, ASD (subject to adaptation)
  • Children with insecure attachment
  • Children with language difficulties
  • Children who have either internalising or externalising problems
  • Supporting school readiness for pre-school age children

Solihull

  • Group meeting for 10 weeks
  • For parents with children aged birth to 5 years
  • This is a ‘first response’ programme
  • Solihull includes a variety of topics  including:
  • Understanding your child’s behaviour
  • Tuning into your child’s developmental needs
  • Learn to have fun together
  • Developing strategies for when things go wrong
  • Developing a life long thinking skill

Surviving Teenagers

  • Group meeting for 6 weeks
  • For parents with children aged 10-19 years
  • Surviving Teenagers includes a variety of topics including:
  • Physical and Emotional changes during puberty
  • How to build a positive relationship with your teenager
  • Respect for each other
  • Boundary setting and managing  behaviour

Freedom Programme

  • Group meeting for 6 weeks
  • For parents of any age
  • Freedom Programme includes a variety of topics including:
  • The different aspects of a dominator
  • Understanding the attitudes and beliefs of abusive men, and the responses of the victims
  • The effects Domestic Violence has on children
  • Warning Signs

Who we are and contact?
Rachel Berrisford – Team Manager
Kim McInerney – Parenting Co-Ordinator
Azara Azam – Parenting Co-Ordinator
Julie Hart – Creche Worker
Rachel Morgan – Creche Worker
Jenny Bostock – Childrens Centre Co-Ordinator
The parenting team is based at Hattersley CC (insert address) and can be contacted on 0161 368 7722
The e-mail address Is parentingreferrals@tameside.gov.uk
Comments from Parents:
“Really good course, took away fab strategies for dealing with and understanding child’s emotions.  A much better appreciation of child’s needs and development.”
 
“I have found this course helpful, situations have improved with my child and I’m hoping he will continue to progress with his difficulties.”
 
“Would like to thank everyone for helping me to be more aware of my children’s feelings and also to be more patient.”
 
“The course has made me think before shouting at my children.  I have learned new strategies and how to cope in different situations.  I will miss you all.”
 
“Was good to go over the strategies we’ve learnt and to remember that sometimes it’s good to go back to the lower strategies before carrying on with upper tier ones”. Related to session 14.
 
“This session has given me ideas to use at home” Related to session 14.
 
“Thank you for helping me realise my confidence again.  I do not need a social worker to tell me I’m a good mum, I always have been.  Thanks so much xxx.”
 
“This course has helped to reduce my child’s behaviour, he listens to me more now, he is also more loving towards me and our relationship is so much better”
 
“I have found this course really great and helpful to help me with my children, I am being more consistent now and sticking to things not giving in has improved things so much, they understand now no means no”
 
“I found this course very helpful.  I learnt how to handle my child’s behaviour better and also to look at myself and how to manage better”
 
“I found the course very helpful, I have learned how to keep myself and my daughter under control”
 
“This course has helped me feel more in control and supported.  I remember now why I love my son”.
 
Professionals and parents need to complete the referral form and return to parentingreferrals@tameside.gov.uk
Or for more information please ring Rachel Berrisford (Parenting team manager) on 0161 342 5353 or 07971 800 378
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