Working with Parents and Carers

Working with Parents and Carers

In this practical and engaging workshop there is input on building an effective team around a child, problem solving as a team, improving communication and handling conflict. Communication with parents, problem solving and collaborating is explored. Empathy with parents who are ‘labelled’ is encouraged.

Course Category

Parents and Carers

Description

In this practical and engaging workshop there is input on building an effective team around a child, problem solving as a team, improving communication and handling conflict. Communication with parents, problem solving and collaborating is explored. Empathy with parents who are ‘labelled’ is encouraged.

A key aspect of this day is ‘reframing’ how we think about the most difficult, hard to work with parents who attract many labels. Participants soon discover that they are more similar than they realise to those labelled ‘others’.

The day gives those present opportunities to reflect on their attitudes and practice in relation to parents who are different. Practical ideas for joint problem solving and active engagement are fully explored.

Testimonials

“Made me more aware of how to approach parents and carers”

“It (the conference) couldn’t have been improved. All the speakers were good”

“I’ll have a more positive approach to welcoming people”

“It will encourage us as practitioners to listen and think a little more.

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Learning Objectives

  1. Increased confidence in working with parents
  2. Access to a wider range of practical and thoughtful strategies when collaborating with parents and carers
  3. Deeper understanding of core values surrounding inclusion of disabled children in collaboration with parents and carers
  4. Opportunity to reflect on professional attitudes and behaviour towards parents with a focus on labelling and stigmatisation
  5. New skills and processes to make joint work successful

Who Is It For ?

  • Early Years and School based Practitioners
  • Children Centre Staff
  • Heads and Deputies
  • SENCOs
  • Advanced Skills Teachers
  • Primary and secondary teachers
  • Local Authority Support Services
  • Social Workers
  • Health Workers

Course Content

The course answers the questions:

  • Why is this parent impossible to work with?
  • Where do I begin to communicate with some parents?
  • How can I collaborate with parents and carers to include high profile children or young people?

Best delivered over the course of a full day we will cover:

  • The importance of WELCOME
  • Labelling and reframing: Setting the tone: Reframing language to describe parents
  • Providing parents with insights about children’s behaviour using stories
  • Circle of Courage as applied to parents
  • Circles of Support
  • The Intentional Building of Relationships
  • Not doing it alone – The Importance of Teams in developing inclusive practice
  • Problem solving: Circles of Adults/Solution Circles
  • Community Guides

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Contact Us

Colin Newton

0115 955 6045

Doug and Maggie

01473 437590

dnewton123@ntlworld.com

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Nottingham
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