This two-day course is for professionals who work individually with parents and their children. It looks at both the theory and practice of parenting education. It includes advanced communication skills, positive discipline strategies, emotional literacy and empathic parenting skills, child led play, descriptive praise and stress management. It also covers social learning theory, systemic family therapy interventions, problems in child development and communication with distressed children.
Date: Thursday March 28th and Friday March 29th 2019
Caroline Penney BSc, SRN, MSc, PGCE pioneered the Empowering Parents, Empowering Communities project at the South London and Maudsley Hospital, London, where she trained parents to run parenting groups. A systemic family therapist she has run parenting education and facilitator training courses in many countries. She is the mother of three children and the grandmother of two. Her great-grandfather was Sigmund Freud and her great-aunt was Anna Freud whose work has inspired her. She has spent thirty years working in parenting education, social services, Parent Network, the Maudsley Hospital and the Lantern Family Centre. She has written several parenting manuals.
Cathy Kearney MA in Children and Families work, first started working with parents in the local community when her own three sons (now in their early twenties) were born. She ran her first parenting course when she was a Deputy Centre Manager of a Family Centre. Cathy subsequently moved to China with her young family for three years, running parenting courses for parents of children with addictions. On her return to the UK, Cathy was a Family Support Worker for offenders and their families. At this point, Cathy joined the Empowering Parents Empowering Communities team initially as an Outreach Worker, then a Hub Manager and finally as a Specialist Trainer.
For parents, grandparents, and people working with families who are interested in exploring:
How to look after yourself
How to acknowledge your child’s feelings and express your own
Ages and stages – what behaviour to expect at different ages
The meaning behind children’s behaviour
How to ‘do’ child-led play
Descriptive praise and key discipline strategies
Caroline Penney is a parenting educator, family therapist, nurse and grandmother. She draws on years of research and experience to show how to be a ‘good enough’ parent, with the skills for raising happy children. She ran the Empowering Parents Empowering Communities programme, as it ‘takes a village to raise a child’. The workshop will be practical, focused on participants questions with brief inputs and exercises.
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