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Parent Network – Stevenage – Understanding all about Anger in Families

March 17, 2016 // famfocus //

Date(s) - 17/03/2016
9:30 am - 12:00 pm

The Phoenix Centre


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

Thursday 17th March 2016 – Understanding all about anger in families

Thursday 28th April 2016 – Strategies to Manage Anger in Children with Additional Needs

Thursday 19th May 2016 – Understanding Challenging Behaviour in Children

Thursday 16th June 2016 – Managing Behaviours in Children with Additional Needs

Thursday 7th July 2016 –

Thursday 8th September –

Thursday 20th October –

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