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Ealing Parenting Service

To carry on offering parents support during these challenging times, Ealing Parenting Service is pleased to announce a range of online courses and workshops, tackling all sorts of issues for children of all ages; offering advice and guidance and effective, proven strategies for parents to better manage their relationship with their children and to support their children during any challenges they may have.

 

Online Workshops

Practical workshops for parents covering topics such as:

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

7th July - Somali-speaking
Supporting and guiding your child towards achieving their maximum potential.


10th July - EHAP: How will EHAP help me and my family?
The workshop will include:

  • What is an EHAP?
  • How can an EHAP help my child and my family?
  • Who will be involved in the EHAP process?
  • What support will be available to my child and family through an EHAP?
  • How is an EHAP different from working with SAFE or MAST?
  • What role do I play as a parent in the EHAP process?
  • What if I don’t agree to an EHAP?
  • What does an EHAP plan look like?
  • What are the benefits to opening an EHAP?

17th July - Counselling service: How to listen and talk to your teenagers


Get an insight into your teenage mind, understand your child development stages and tasks.


21st July - Parenting service: Q&A time - About parenting and what support parents need from Ealing. 

Ealing Parents- would share their experiences of working with Ealing Parenting Team)

Opportunity for Ealing parents to tell us about the support they would like from us and ask us questions about parenting related issues.


24th July - EHAP: How will EHAP help me and my family?


The workshop will include:

  • What is an EHAP?
  • How can an EHAP help my child and my family?
  • Who will be involved in the EHAP process?
  • What support will be available to my child and family through an EHAP?
  • How is an EHAP different from working with SAFE or MAST?
  • What role do I play as a parent in the EHAP process?
  • What if I don’t agree to an EHAP?
  • What does an EHAP plan look like?
  • What are the benefits to opening an EHAP?

28th July - Parenting service: Reducing Parental Conflict: (Practical tips)

Understanding the impact of parental conflict on family dynamics and children general wellbeing; knowing what steps to take to improve outcomes for your children and their lives.


31st July - Parenting service: Practicing mindfulness for Ealing parents

Learn how to practice mindfulness and look after your own general wellbeing.

Mindfulness is one strategy that can reduce the stress of being a parent.

Practicing mindfulness means paying attention to what's happening in the moment and accepting those experiences and feelings without judgment. 

To register your interest for any of the above courses and be notified once dates are finalised, please email parentingserviceadmin@ealing.gov.uk or call the Family Information Service on 020 8825 5588

Online Courses

Talking Teens
A 6-week course for parents with children 11 years+.
Starts Tuesday 9th June from 6.30-8.30pm

Topics include:

  • Being a parent of a teenager
  • Responding to difficult feelings
  • Understanding your teenager
  • Understanding teenage development
  • Parenting syles
  • Praise and criticism
  • Communicating with your teenager
  • Managing conflict
  • Rules and boundaries

Raising Awareness of Anger for Parents
A 4-week course for parents - starts Thursday 18th June from 6.30-8.30pm

Topics include:

  • What is anger?
  • Recognising triggers
  • Parenting styles
  • Useful strategies to manage difficult feelings and situations

To register for a place on your preferred workshop or course please email parentingserviceadmin@ealing.gov.uk 

 

Triple P Positive Parenting Programme - Self-Help - Online
Available direct to the public with no referral needed
Limited Spaces - please register and get started to avoid missing out

The Triple P - Positive Parenting Program is one of the world's best. Backed by more than 330 trials and studies, Triple P provides proven parenting strategies that will help parents develop their child's talents and 'life-skills' - so they can be happy, confident and successful. In the meantime, home life will be better too, with rules followed, relationships stronger and parents who are much less stressed!

  • Cope with the difficulties and emotional stress of COVID-19
  • Encourage good behaviour
  • Prevent tantrums and manage misbehaviour
  • Take the stress out of shopping
  • Manage problems calmly and without yelling
  • Get children to cooperate and follow instructions
  • Strengthen their relationship as you teach them new skills

 Register and Get Started on the Triple P Online Programme here

 

Teen Triple P - Online
The Teen Triple P can help parents to be happier and less stressed, even during difficult times. It provides parents ways to navigate family life more easily. Backed by hundreds of trials and studies. It helps parents encourage teenagers to develop the kinds of social, emotional and academic skills they need to succeed in life. That includes coping with, and bouncing back from, stress and uncertainty.

It helps parents:

  • Communicate better
  • Build a stronger relationship with their teen
  • Agree on rules
  • Deal calmly with conflict
  • Navigate emotional ups and downs
  • Equip their teen to handle life's challenges

Register and Get Started on the Triple P Online Programme here

 

To find out more about Triple P, please contact the Family Information Service on 020 8825 5588 or by emailing children@ealing.gov.uk

 

 


RANGE OF COURSES NORMALLY ON OFFER OUTSIDE OF LOCKDOWN

The list below gives you an idea of the range of support through parenting courses and programmes that we offer. We'll be returning to these physical workshops once it is safe to do so.

Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities – Parenting Programme
For parents of children and young people 3-19 years
13 weeks, 3-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
13 weeks, 3-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 who may have specific behaviour issues and / or a diagnosis of ASD, ADHD and ODD.

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.

Webster Stratton Incredible Years ASD, ADHD, ODD & Challenging Behaviour
For parents of children 5-12 years
14-16 weeks, 2.5-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. The course encourages parents to learn from each other and teaching methods include role play, group discussions, home activities, reviewing videos of family situations that include examples of parents and children with autism.

Family Ties
For parents of children 3-11 years
8 2-hour sessions spread over 3 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 guiding 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 children’s emotional needs.


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

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

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.

Non-Violence Resistance (NVR) Parenting Programme
This programme addresses violent, self-destructive and harmful behaviours in children of all ages. It aims to help the parents regain the parent role and overcome their sense of helplessness, develop and strengthen support networks and improve relationships between family members.

 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Ealing Parenting Service
Telephone
020 8825 6066 / 8422

Where to go

Name
Ealing Parenting Service
Address
Perceval House
14-16 Uxbridge Road
Ealing
Postcode
W5 2HL
Notes

If you are a parent and would like to attend one of the programmes, please speak to a professional working with your child/family, such as a SENCO, practitioner or health visitor who can refer you to the service by contacting Ealing Children's Integrated Response Service (ECIRS) on 020 8825 8000 (option 1, option 1). Professionals are advised to complete the parenting service referral form. If you prefer, you can also contact the team directly to make a referal.

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