Children and Family Centre services are available to deliver parenting courses in across Milton Keynes in a variety of locations in Milton Keynes using YPP funding to evidence outcomes for young people and their families.
Parenting courses available include:
The Nurture Programme for parents of children at first and primary schools.
This is 4 x 2 hour sessions for parents and looks at how to support children with their emotions, improve their confidence, Rewards and sanctions, and family life
Teen Triple P is a course for parents of teenagers between the ages of 12 and 16, however, this course can also be offered to parents of children in year 6 as they support their children moving into teenage years.
The course is for 8 x 2 hour sessions. The course supports parents of teenagers to use strategies when
- Coping with Teenager’s emotions
- Getting teenagers to co-operate
- Building teenager’s survival kits, reducing family conflict, challenging risky behaviours.
The Incredible Years toolkit is an intense parenting programme mainly for parents of children from Nursery to year 5 /6
The course is for 14 x 2 hour sessions.
Parents are taught how to use various strategies in the following areas:-
- Treating child aggressive behaviour problems
- Prevention of behavioural problems, anti-social behaviour and substance misuse.
- Promotion of child social competence, emotional regulation, positive attributions, academic readiness and problem solving.
- Improved parent child.
The Incredible Years baby
The baby incredible years is a toolkit for parents of babies up to 10 – 12 months to keep yourself and your baby calm.
The course offers simple but effective techniques in the following areas:
- How to read babies ‘cues’, signals and unique temperament
- How to cope with babies’ crying and fussy periods
- How to baby – proof your home
- Understanding how babies learn from parents’ responsive interactions
- How to speak to baby
Speakeasy – Talking to the parents of young people about sex
- an understanding of the physical and emotional changes taking place at puberty
- awareness of what sex and relationships education means in the context of family life
- confidence and skills in identifying and responding to the needs of their own children
- explored societal and cultural attitudes towards sex and sexuality as it relates to children
- knowledge of the different kinds of contraception that are available
- gained information on sex and relationships education in schools
All of the courses above are evidence based and all facilitators are fully trained to deliver the programmes.
The courses usually take up to 25 parents / carers.
All attendees will be given a certificate for attending 80% of the course.
All facilitators have DBS and safeguarding training.
Parenting courses timetable