Support in a safe, private and confidential group

The programme is intended to provide adults and children with the understanding, skills and ability to lead emotionally healthy lives, build resilience, empathy, self-esteem and support positive relationships and to inspire positive changes.

The 10-week Nurturing Programme is effective in universal settings and is also used by practitioners to deliver targeted support as part of specialist interventions such as: working with parents in prison, and parents whose children have special needs

  • On average 8 out of 10 parents attending groups report significant improvements in their children’s behaviour and family life.
  • A significant reduction in conduct problems and hyperactivity
  • The programme is highly effective in improving mental health outcomes for both children and their parents
  • A reduction in the proportion of children with clinical levels of difficulties
  • Increase in levels of self-efficacy in 8 dimensions of parenting: emotion and affection, play and enjoyment, empathy and understanding, control, discipline and boundary setting, pressures of parenting, self-acceptance and learning and knowledge
  • Parent Group Leaders report an improvement in children’s behaviour and emotional and mental health; more parents entering education, training and employment; and a reduction in the number of children subject to safeguarding plans.

Week 1

  • Departure Point
  • Building Blocks: The Four Constructs

Week 2

  • The Question of Discipline
  • Time Out to Calm Down

Week 3

  • Family Rules
  • Rewards and Penalties

Week 4

  • Personal Power
  • Self-esteem
  • Choices and Consequences

Week 5

  • Feelings…and What We Do With Them
  • Communicating Clearly: Using I Statements

Week 6

  • Kinds of Touch
  • Nurturing Ourselves

Week 7

  • Ages and Stages in Children’s Development
  • Helping Children Grow Up

Week 8

  • Helping Children Stay Safe
  • Issues Around Sex

Week 9

  • Time to Play
  • Behaviour to Ignore
  • Problem solving and Negotiating

Week 10

  • Continuing the Family Journey
  • Celebration

What next?

Please note we are not doing sessions in person at the moment, due to the coronavirus situation. Our training programmes are now delivered online via Zoom, so come and join us!

Upcoming dates for 2021:

Date: Every Tuesday from 5th October – 14th December 2021 (excluding half term)

Time: 11:00am – 1:30pm

To be held at 33 Gelliwastad Road, Pontypridd, CF37 2BN*

If you think this programme could be beneficial to you, please apply below and we will phone or email you to discuss further arrangements.

*Subject to change

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