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Parent Network – Hemel Hempstead – Open forum, SEND IASS and returning back to school

September 12, 2016 // famfocus //

Date/Time
Date(s) - 12/09/2016
9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Location
The South Hill Hemel Hempstead

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Support Groups for parents caring for children with additional needs and disabilities

Parent Network warmly welcomes parents of children with any kind of additional need or disability.

Parents can choose to attend as many or as few sessions as they wish in any of the Parent Network areas.

Francine and Lesley both have a wealth of experience working with families over the past 20 years.  We are passionate about bringing parents together and we pride ourselves on being compassionate and respectful of parents.  We recognise the uniqueness of every family and that we all have something of value to offer.  Our involvement in education and counselling, and with special needs, has enabled us to develop our own, award winning, parenting programmes for parents of children with additional needs.

How does it work?

The parent network will offer emotional support, information and knowledge in structured, themed sessions such as Managing Challenging Behaviour, Managing Sibling Issues, Managing Sensory Issues, Strategies to encourage and motivate children with additional needs, Solutions to manage difficult behaviours, empathic listening, All about Anger 1 – triggers and understanding why children get angry, All about Anger 2 – Strategies to manage anger and calm down meltdowns, Sharing the Emotional Journey of parents with additional needs, The Task of Adjustment – Understanding the impact of having a disabled child on family relationships and sharing difficult feelings, Managing stress and bringing balance to family life, Siblings issues and effective ways to help siblings, Liaising with schools and professionals who support your child with additional needs, Helping Teenagers with additional needs with transition to adulthood, Plus Outside speakers for Education issues, Law and SEN, Benefits advice, sensory issues etc.

What is a structure themed session?

As a new member you will be welcomed by the host at the start of the session, during which you will have the opportunity to:

  • Catch up with fellow members over refreshments
  • Follow set themes through
    • Discussions
    • Demonstrations
    • Handouts
    • Skill practices
  • Gain Knowledge and supported through tried and tested tips and strategies, developed through evidence based research
  • Learn through shared experiences
  • Receive emotional support
  • Meet new members and share knowledge
  • Signposting to local services

Monday 18th April 2016 – Understanding all about anger in families

Monday 9th May 2016 – Strategies to Manage Anger in Children with Additional Needs

Monday 6th June 2016 – Understanding Challenging Behaviour in Children

Monday 27th June 2016 – Managing Behaviours in Children with Additional Needs

Monday 12th September 2016 – Open forum, SEND IASS and returning back to school

Monday 3rd October 2016 – Emotional journey parenting additional needs children and relationships

Monday 7th November 2016 – Managing stress & speaker Carers in Hertfordshire

Monday 28th November 2016 – Supporting siblings

Monday 12th December – Creative xmas fun!

 

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