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The Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities Parenting Programme





The Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities Parenting Programme is a 13 week evidence based and accredited course, delivered in 3 hour sessions, for parents of children aged 0-18 years old. In addition to positive discipline techniques, the programme helps parents build a special relationship with their children based on unconditional love, giving their children the key skills they will need as they grow to make ‘healthy and safe choices’.

The programme acknowledges the importance of each family’s ethnic, cultural, historical and cultural roots. It encourages parents to examine their values and explore how to parent in a fast changing world by connecting to local resources, with an understanding that,“It takes a village to raise a child”.

The programme has been shown to be particularly useful in the parenting of secondary school aged children as they transition into adulthood: parents are shown through a series of ‘rites of passage’ how to support their children’s mental, physical, social, cultural, historical, political and economic growth. The programme is delivered in groups of approximately 20 parents by two trained facilitators, using a variety of fun and thought provoking techniques.

At the end of the programme, parents’ achievements are celebrated with a

graduation ceremony and the presentation of certificates. The programme has

already been delivered to parents in the borough.

Here are some of their comments:

Dad: Thanks so much for inviting me to the programme. Learned a lot and enjoyed it just as much.

Mum: I know I have a really quick temper, but I like it here and I am relaxed because it’s interesting and not like school.

Mum and Dad: We like that this is real. This programme acknowledges the bad stuff that can happen to kids and works with that

The programme starts with an introductory session on Wednesday 26th April from 4pm until 7pm. At Walthamstow School for Girls.

Materials, refreshments and food will be provided. Come and see if this is something for you.

For more information, to ask about childcare or to book a place, please contact Eleni Bloy:

07872 926873

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