Living with Teenagers Programme (July 2016)

Summary: Living with Teenagers Programme is a specialist targeted group work programme aimed at parents and carers of young people (aged 11-16 years) who are experiencing communication and behavioural difficulties with their children.
Age: 16 and over
Sex: n/a
Cost: yes

 

 

Aimed at:

  • Living with Teenagers Programme is a specialist targeted group work programme aimed at parents and carers of young people (aged 11-16 years) who are experiencing communication and behavioural difficulties with their children.

 

 

Intended Outcomes:

  • Reduce behavioural difficulties experienced by parents/carers of children aged 11-16 years of age
  • Increase parental understanding of the behaviour exhibited by their children
  • Support parents to make positive changes

 

 

Description:

The programme is run by 2 practitioners with a group of 10-12 parents/carers, who have experienced some conflict with their children.  The programme runs over 7 weeks for 2 hours per session.

The programme covers the flowing topics:
 

  • Understanding what behaviour is being found difficult
  • Why that behaviour is taking place
  • What steps need parents/carers need to implement in order to achieve some change

 

 

What Makes it Work:

  • Programme is underpinned by theoretical approach used is Social Learning Theory with elements of a cognitive behaviouraltherapeutic (CBT) approach
  • Facilitators meet with all the parents in their home to support participation
  • Programme supports parents to embrace that all parents/carers at some point experience some difficulties on their parenting journey
  • Programme has been awarded CANparent Quality Mark
  • Training for parents is interactive and practical learning approach using the principles of empowerment, social learning and cognitive behavioural theories

 

 

Implementing the Practice:

  • Currently Leicester YOT is no longer in a position to run the programme in house, although they have done so previously.
  • Currently Leicester YOT refers directly to Centre for Fun and Families who run the programme with their families.
    When the training was run in house;
  • Group work Coordinator and Parenting Support Coordinator were trained to deliver the programme
  • The training for practitioners is a 2 ½ day training with a cost of £312.20 per practitioner

 

 

Contacts:

YOT: Leicester City Youth Offending Service
Name: Heather Mair
Telephone: 0116 454 4600
Email: heather.mair@leicester.gov.uk
Source Organisation: Centre for Fun and Families
Name: Jayne Ballard
Email: jayne@funandfamilies.org.uk
Web: http://www.funandfamilies.co.uk


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