Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities

Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities for mums, dads and carers of primary and secondary school aged children

Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities

This FREE 13 week programe uses a strength based model to build or re-build relationships in the family, encourage children to work with parents not against them, improve parent knowledge of child develppment and its impact on behaviour and establish tools for becoming more involved with the community around them.

It is aimed at parents of 5 - 13 year olds as this is the stage where children start the stage of questioning and pushing boundaries at home. The programmes are open to mums, dads and carersand run for 13 weeks (one school term) for 3 hours per week, plus a ‘graduation ceremony’ with certificates. The 3 hours includes a meal (which is provided) and will be a combination of learning new strategies, the whole group sharing their ideas and experience and everyone practicing the techniques together.

You don’t have to commit to the whole programme at the start – just try it for the first 2 or 3 weeks to make sure it is right for you.

What sort of thing will we learn ? 

How we can get the best possible relationships with our children 
New strategies for getting our children to get them to work with us, not against us 
How to manage anger and other strong feelings 
How children’s minds work 
How we were brought up and how that affects how we feel about our families 
The pressures our children are under today
How to find support from, and feel closer, to our communities.

The programme is based on discussion and activities you do with your children at home and you will get a Parent Manual which is yours to keep.

You will be given activities each week for you to practice things from the session.

For more information go to the Families section of YorOK


 

York Family Information Service

01904 554444

fis@york.gov.uk