The following programmes have been recommended by the Department for Education
The Incredible Years parenting programme focuses on strengthening what parents are already doing well, but maybe need a little more help with. There are four programmes that I use; Babies, Toddlers, School Age and Advanced School Age. The programmes help parents to build on the relationships with their children, exploring and understanding how to become more positive and cope effectively with unwanted or negative behaviours. The babies programme looks at helping parents to bond further with their baby, understand child development, how to care for themselves, understand and observe what their baby is trying to communicate to them and to build on the parents' confidence in themselves.
The babies programme runs over 8 weeks, with the other programmes running for 12 weeks, all sessions are usually for 2 hours and have up to 12 parents in each group. Parents are set weekly home practices that are discussed at the beginning of each session to enable parents to understand what is working at home, and if they are still having issues to help parents to move forward.
I am an accredited group facilitator which is endorsed by the founder Carolyn Webster-Stratton, of the Incredible Years programmes. I also offer supervision to other Group Leaders that are running the parenting programme.
If you are interested in attending a group please contact me for the next available group in the Foston area of Derbyshire.
ADHD/Complex Behaviours Coaching Sessions
For children that have complex behavioural issues or have ADHD I work with parents using an 8 week evidence based programme on an individual basis. This is aimed at children that are between the ages of 3 and 8 years. This consists of the family coming to the office for around an hour each week. The parents are coached in how to interact with their child through the sessions, learning and practicing new skills in a procedural way. If the parents continue to practice what they learn it is expected that the child will become more co-operative and less aggressive, resulting in more positive outcomes.