Take 3 Parenting Programme

Summary: Take 3 is an evidence-based parenting programme
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  • Improve relationships between young people and their families
  • Improve young people’s behaviour at home, at school and in the wider community
  • Support parents to set appropriate boundaries
  • Support parents to value themselves and increase self esteem



Take 3 is an evidence-based parenting programme (which runs for 10-12 weeks) that can be used with groups or for one-to-one interventions with individual parents/carers. The programme also has aspects of Mindfulness (a way of breathing that may be calming and relaxing), to support parents to learn skills to relax themselves in order to implement the new learnt skills.

Take 3 focuses on changing the adults’ behaviour, boosting their self-confidence and assertiveness skills. Evaluation of Take 3 have demonstrated that there is some positive changes in young people when their parents/carers change.

Workers need to be trained to deliver this programme, and 2 facilitators are needed to run a Take 3 group. The programme caters for varied learning styles and the Take 3 pack contains hand-outs for parents, including word-free hand-outs for parents with poor literacy skills, and a very realistic DVD, ‘Teenagers in Trouble: skills for parents’.

Please see attached case study by County Durham Youth Offending Service, on how they are implementing Take 3 Parenting Programme.




Source Organisation: Take 3 Parenting
Name: Rosie Hill
Telephone: 01865374910
Email: info@take3parenting.co.uk 
Web: www.take3parenting.co.uk


YOT: County Durham Youth Offending Service

Kate Howarth

Dawn Hallewell





Kate: 07775 678003

Dawn: 07831 708347