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Parenting Programmes in Ealing

Ealing Parenting Service is the main provider of parenting programmes, courses and workshops in Ealing.

All parents face parenting challenges from time-to-time; and may need some support through new ideas and new learning to help them deal with issues they’re experiencing with their children.

Ealing Parenting Service is pleased to be able to offer a range of parenting programmes to parents of children from as young as three to parents of teenagers and young people up to the age of 19.

How parenting programmes help

Parenting programmes are offered free of charge to Ealing families referred to the service. These programmes have been developed after years of research and trial and error of different techniques. Their purpose is to help parents build on their parenting skills in order to manage behaviours, emotional difficulties and other challenges; and to develop positive relationships with their children where there is mutual respect.

Subjects covered include:

  • Setting boundaries
  • The difference between discipline and punishment
  • Managing sibling rivalry
  • Boosting the confidence of both the parent and the child
  • Learning how to listen and respond to a child to achieve the best results.
  • Giving positive attention instead of negative attention
  • Spending quality time with children – what that means and how to achieve it.
  • And much more …

Parents completing the programmes report much better relationships with their children as well as improved relationships between siblings; and a great improvement to the challenging situation they were facing.

Parenting workshops

Parenting workshops are delivered free of charge to families in Ealing and cover a wide range of subjects with useful information and advice; looking at what works with children and young people as well as the challenges they face. Workshops are also offered that look at money and benefits amongst other subjects.

Subjects covered include:

  • Practicing mindfulness
  • Dealing with conflict in relationships
  • Positive co-parenting
  • Routines
  • Creating a positive learning environment

To contact Ealing Parenting Service email parentingserviceadmin@ealing.gov.uk You can ask questions about our programmes or book a workshop. Full contact and referral details on our Ealing Parenting Service directory page.

Ealing Parenting Service - About our Programmes

KEY TO ABBREVIATIONS:

ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ODD - Oppositional Defiant Disorder
CAMHS - Children and Adolescent Mental Health

Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities – Parenting Programme
For parents of children and young people 3-19 years
13 weeks, three-hour weekly sessions, with a certificate

Suitable for: parents who want to build on their skills by learning effective discipline methods whilst maintaining a good relationship with their children to make home life more manageable.

Parents are introduced to a range of strategies to help improve children’s behaviour and build positive parent and child relationships. The programme explores the impact of family, culture and community influences and explores how to keep children and young people safe.

Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities – Targeted Parenting
For parents of children and young people 3-18 years with additional needs
13 weeks, three-hour weekly sessions, with a certificate for attendance

Suitable for: parents who want to build on their skills by learning effective discipline methods whilst maintaining a good relationship with their children who may have specific behaviour issues and / or a diagnosis of ASD, ADHD and ODD.

Webster Stratton Incredible Years ASD, ADHD, ODD & Challenging Behaviour
For parents of children 5-12 years
14-16 weeks, two and a half-hour weekly sessions

Suitable for: parents of children with ASD, language delays, ADHD, ODD and challenging behaviour.

The course aims to help parents build positive relationships with their children and teach strategies to manage unacceptable behaviour. Topics include playing with your child, giving effective praise and rewards, children’s emotional wellbeing, social skills, language skills, relationships with others, setting clear and consistent boundaries and supporting a child’s education.

Webster Stratton Incredible Years Autism Spectrum & Language Delays

For parents of children 2-8 years
14 weeks, 2.5-hour weekly sessions

Suitable for: parents of children who have social and communication needs and / or are diagnosed with autism or speech delay.

The course aims to promote children’s emotional wellbeing, social skills and language skills and help prepare them for school. It also supports children’s relationships with others; encouraging parents to learn from each other and uses teaching methods such as role play, group discussions, home activities, reviewing videos of family situations that include examples of parents and children with autism.

Family Ties
A Reducing Parental Conflict Programme - for parents of children 3-11 years
Eight two-hour sessions spread over three months

Suitable for: families who want to reduce the impact of family conflict on their children, such as those going through divorce or separation or who are dealing with other difficult extended family issues.

Families attend together and are introduced to 6-8 other families. This is known as Multi-family Therapy - an approach found to help families move forward and find solutions for many problems. Families benefit from each other’s experiences and from the therapist / trainer’s knowledge. Some exercises are designed for the whole family, others are for the children from each family to move to another area and work together using creative, fun exercises.

Family Links Nurturing Programmes
These are a range of courses teaching parents positive, practical and fun ways of helping their children to manage their feelings and behaviour. Learning is based on four core principles of self-reflection, positive discipline, empathy and having appropriate / realistic expectations. There is a focus on parents looking after themselves and understanding both their own and their children’s emotional needs.

Family Links – Islamic Values
For parents of children 2-12
10-11 weekly, two-hour sessions

This course looks at the link between Islamic values and parenting and tries to relate Islamic religious teachings from the Quran with the Family Links Nurturing Programme; for Muslim parents.

Family Links – Additional Needs
For parents of children 2-12
10 weekly, two-hour sessions

This course is for parents of children with additional needs such as ADHD and ASD and other learning and physical difficulties. The course helps parents understand children’s feelings which are behind their behaviour and how to use different approaches to discipline and getting children’s co-operation.

Family Links – Neurodevelopmental Needs
For parents of children 2-12
10-11 weekly, two-hour sessions

This course is for parents of children with neurological developmental disorders such as those affecting movement and memory as well as well as ADHD and ASD.


Family Links – Talking Teens
For parents of teenagers 12-18 years
5 weekly, two-hour sessions, with certificate on completion

This course is for parents of teenagers aged 12-18 years (or from age 11 if a child has already started high school). The course covers the role of parenting a teenager, responding to difficult feelings, understanding teenage development, giving praise and criticism, talking and listening, managing conflict and problem solving.


Family Links – With Languages (Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi)
For parents of children 2-12
11 weekly, two-hour sessions

This course teaches all the key principles of the Family Links Nurturing Programme in Asian languages.

Parents are introduced to a range of strategies to help improve children’s behaviour and build positive parent and child relationships. The programme explores the impact of family, culture and community influences; looking at any mental health concerns and managing feelings.

Ealing Parenting Service - Schedule of Programmes for 2022

KEY TO ABBREVIATIONS:

ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ODD - Oppositional Defiant Disorder
CAMHS - Children and Adolescent Mental Health

Family Links with Additional Needs elements
(12 weeks by Ealing Parenting Service) - Ages 2-12
(Intro session starts Tuesday 22nd of Feb, then every Tuesdays to 3rd of May 2022. Time: between 10am & 12.00pm). (Face-to-face) [Due to half term, no session on 7th & 14th April]

Strengthening families, Strengthening communities 
(13 weeks by Ealing Parenting Service) Ages 3-18
(Intro session starts Thursday 24th Feb, then every Thursdays to 9th Jun 2022. Time: Between 10am & 1.00pm.) (Face-to-face) [Due to half term, no session on 7th, 14th Apr and 2nd Jun].

Family Links (Generic) Ages 2-12 10 (weeks by Ealing Parenting Service) (TBC)
(Proposed Intro session starts date: Wednesday 9th of March, then every Wednesdays to 3rd of May 2022; between 10am & 12.00pm)

Family Links Nurturing Under Five (11 Weeks by ParentingU)
(Start date: March 10th 2022 – 9th June 2022.  Every Thursday 10am – 12pm)

Family Links Additional Needs Targeted ASD, ADHD, CAMHS 
(11 Weeks by ParentingU)
(Dates & Time TBC)

Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities (SFSC) Targeted Somali Language (13 Weeks by ParentingU)
(Dates & Time TBC)

Ealing Parenting Service - Upcoming Workshops

Awaiting information

Survey: what can Ealing Parenting Service do for you?

Please spare a few minutes to share your views on Ealing Parenting Service in our survey. Your answers will help us work out the best courses and workshops to deliver for parents and carers to support their parenting skills and challenges.

If there’s anything you’d like to feedback to us not covered by this survey, please email parentingserviceadmin@ealing.gov.uk 

Complete the survey here

Freedom Programme for Women

Ealing Parenting Service together with ParentingU offer:

Freedom Programme for Women
This is a rolling programme (women can join at any time), teaching self-awareness and education about domestic violence and abuse. This can support understanding the range of tactics used by abusive partners, shows how domestic abuse affects the children in the family and the family unit as a whole. It also opens up discussion about both the abusive behaviour as well as the non-abusive behaviour.

Upcoming dates:

Freedom Programme (12 Weeks by ParentingU)
(Start date: February 11th 2022 – 20th May 2022.  Every Friday 10:30am – 12:30pm)

To make enquiries or to book a place email parentingserviceadmin@ealing.gov.uk

Early Start SEND Inclusion Team Parent Workshops

The Early Start SEND Inclusion Team run various workshops for parents and carers of children aged 0-5 with social communication needs.
 
The workshops provide parents and carers with the opportunity to learn new skills and gain practical strategies to support their child with toileting, sleeping, eating, as well as understanding sensory differences.

If you are a parent/carer , you can book onto a workshop by getting in touch with a member of the Early Start SEND Inclusion team.

To find out about any upcoming events, visit our events section Events Calendar |  Ealing Directory (ealingfamiliesdirectory.org.uk)  

Find out more about the team and how to get in touch  

Family Lives Parenting Resources

Family Lives have various parenting resources online such as parenting videos, courses and links to various organisations supporting with specific issues such as self harm, domestic violence, bereavement and pregnancy. 

Confidential helpline

Family Lives also offers a confidential helpline service which is free from landlines and most mobiles (previously known as Parentline).

You can get in touch on 0808 800 2222 for information, advice, guidance and support on any aspect of parenting and family life, including bullying. You can also email askus@familylives.org.uk

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