Two hour workshops
|Gangs (1 of 4)||Virtual ||Tuesday 13 September 2022 ||10am to 12pm ||No |
|Introduction to County Lines |
(2 of 4)
|Virtual||Tuesday 20 September 2022||10am to 12pm||No|
|Culturally Sensitive Parenting |
(3 of 4)
|Virtual||Tuesday 27 September 2022||10am to 12pm||No|
Workshops for parents with children under 12yrs
Dealing with disobedience
This discussion topic provides examples of common forms of disobedience and some reasons why children may have difficulty learning to follow instructions. A number of positive parenting strategies are then introduced to help parents develop a personal plan to prevent disobedience, to teach their child limits and to also manage disobedience when necessary.
Managing fighting and aggression
In this session, parents are encouraged to share their experiences of aggressive and destructive behaviour from their children, and to discuss some of the reasons children fight. It covers the skills that children need to be able to cooperate and to get along with others. Parents learn how to teach skills such as sharing, communicating and being gentle. They also prepare plans to manage times when fighting and aggression do occur
Developing good bedtime routines
This discussion topic explores different problems parents commonly face at bedtime and some of the reasons why they happen. The skills children need to get into a good bedtime routine are discussed and parents are introduced to positive parenting strategies to help prevent problems. The approaches to encouraging children to stay in their own bed throughout the night are discussed: the gentle, the gradual and the direct approach. All approaches are evidence-based and parents choose which approach suits them best
Hassle-free Shopping with Children
This discussion topic uses shopping trips as an example of one of the most common times parents have to deal with difficult behaviour in public. Positive parenting strategies are discussed through step-by-step suggestions for preventing problems and teaching children how to behave on shopping trips. Parents develop individualised plans to manage problem behaviour during their own shopping trips and are encouraged to transfer new parenting strategies to other potentially difficult community situations.
Power of positive parenting
An overview of all the key information about positive parenting, including the benefits of using positive parenting, the main strategies and the five key principles behind this approach:
- creating a safe, interesting environment
- having a positive learning environment
- using assertive discipline
- having realistic expectations
- taking care of yourself as a parent
Raising confident, competent children
Children who think about others, who contribute to family life and who take responsibility for themselves are on track to become confident and competent learners. This workshop looks at how parents can encourage cooperation and independence, by developing five key building blocks:
- Showing respect to others
- Being considerate
- Having good communication and social skills
- Having a healthy self-esteem
- Becoming a good problem solver
Raising resilient children
Emotional resilience is the ability to manage ones feelings and to cope with stress. As they develop, children need to learn to cope with everyday feelings, such as excitement, frustration, anticipation and disappointment, and also to express these emotions in appropriate ways.
All children will experience stressful times in their lives, such as new situations, starting school, or the birth of a new sibling and some children may experience particularly stressful events. Emotional resilience is important for children's long-term happiness, wellbeing and success, and is related to social skills, coping skills and good mental health. The workshop outlines how children develop resilience at different ages and provides concrete strategies for parents/carers to help create a strong emotional foundation for the future.
Workshops for parents with children aged 13+
Getting teenagers to cooperate
During this discussion, parents share some of their experiences and ideas about dealing with non-cooperation and discuss reasons why teenagers can be uncooperative. Several positive parenting strategies are introduced to help parents develop a plan to motivate their teenager to be cooperative at home.
Coping with teenagers’ emotions
In this session, parents discuss some of the reasons teenagers have emotional reactions and the skills that teens need to calm themselves down. Several positive parenting strategies are introduced to help parents teach their teen to better manage their emotions.
Building teenagers’ survival skills
This discussion topic explores why teenagers sometimes make risky decisions and how they can learn to keep themselves safe while gradually developing independence. Parents are introduced to positive parenting strategies to help their teen plan for situations which may potentially put their health or wellbeing at risk.
Reducing family conflict
During this discussion, parents share some of their experiences of conflict with their teenager and discuss why sometimes this occurs in families. Several positive parenting strategies are introduced to help parents teach their teens how to get along with other family members and resolve problems. Ways to manage times when conflict affects the whole family are also discussed.
Gangs: parental awareness
This workshop will focus on providing parents with information about gangs and the associated risks to young people including knife crime. Parents will learn about how gangs groom and exploit young people and signs to look out for.
An introduction to understanding county lines for parents
A parent’s guide to understanding what County Lines are, how they are formed and operate, who is targeted and how they impact the lives of young people and their families through exploitation. Parents will learn about signs to look out for.
Parenting: your style, your child
A total of 149 different languages are spoken in the London Borough of Brent. It is the most diverse borough in the UK. This workshop will celebrate that fact and provide parents with an opportunity to explore how their culture informs their parenting practice and style.
Managers from the Brent Early Help Service, including from the Youth Offending Service, Accelerated Support Team and Westminster Drug Project will speak and facilitate discussion regarding the following topics:
- culturally sensitive parenting
- drugs and alcohol
- what do parents want to see happen next?