E-LEARNING – Wakefield Relationship Matters / Reducing Parental Conflict Modules 1 to 4

Course overview

For further information on Wakefield Relationship Matters link

The Learner Journey

For optimum learner experience, it is very important each module is completed in sequence, giving participants the opportunity to build confidence and competence over time

The Reducing Parental Conflict Programme has been designed to up-skill practitioners in supporting parents to reduce conflict within their relationship, whether they are together or separated.

In turn, they can then improve outcomes for their children.

Module 1

This Module is designed as part of an awareness programme exploring the evidence base for parental conflict and its impact on children. Open to a wide range of participants including front line practitioners, senior leaders, and service designers or commissioners working in a variety of roles across the reach of Local Authorities and associated organisations, for whom increased awareness will lead to great identification of opportunities for early intervention.

By the end of this half-day introductory workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Attain a raised awareness of the existing evidence base around parental conflict.
  • Achieve a good understanding of the impact of parental conflict on children’s outcomes.
  • Recognise the potential triggers for parental conflict gained from the evidence base.
  • Understand the stressors and triggers of parental conflict, including the possible outcomes such as the relationship between mental health and parental conflict.
  • Achieve an understanding of the role of father/male carers in a child’s life.
  • Gain an awareness of the Early Intervention Foundation (EIF Resource Hub and the role of Reducing Parental Conflict Ambassadors and Integration Team.
  • Reflect on how to apply the evidence base into areas of work – strategic or operational.

 Module 2: Recognising and Supporting Parents in Parental Conflict: Applying knowledge, skills and techniques.

Explores how to recognise the signs of parental conflict at the early stages. It highlights how to support parents in finding constructive outcomes, which are shown to provide positive lessons for children to learn such skills as negotiation and compromise.

By the end of this half-day, skills-based workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Recognise relationship distress at an early stage and when it is potentially damaging
  • Support couples experiencing parental conflict and be empowered to act, report or refer should domestic abuse be disclosed/identified
  • Revisit the stressors that may lead to parental conflict
  • Recognise the role of fathers / male carers in a child’s life and understand the importance of including co-parents in all forms of co-parenting couples
  • Build confidence and skills by using effective listening and questioning techniques to identify and discuss parental conflict triggers
  • Understand your role and responsibilities in discussing parental conflict with parents, to help frontline practitioners assist parents to understand the impact of parental conflict on their children.

Module 3: Working with Parents in Conflict: how do I support, refer of intervene?

This module is 3 of 4 delivered as part of the Reducing Parental conflict programme and explores how to discuss parental conflict with parents. It focuses on practising the skills of handling conversations with parents in conflict using tools and techniques to enable parents to resolve destructive with positive outcomes.

By the end of this half-day, skills-based workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the level of conflict encountered and describe the most appropriate support to offer.
  • Respond appropriately, when parental conflict is identified.
  • Practice how to approach conversations that may arise around distressed relationships.
  • Know about the available local and national resources available to support parents whose relationship is in conflict.
  • Help parents to engage with these services, by being able to describe what they do and what the evidence shows about long term outcomes for children.
  • Identify when to talk with your manager about possible domestic abuse and/or child safeguarding situations.

Module 4: Reducing Parental Conflict: The Role of Supervisors and Managers: How can I support my frontline practitioners?

This module is the 4th and final module in the Reducing Parental Conflict programme and highlights how to support frontline practitioners to engage with parents in addressing destructive conflict with a view to improving outcomes for children. It focuses on the skills practice of managing team members faced with parental conflict conversations to develop their skills and confidence levels, empowering managers to practically support their team members to consistently develop and subsequently apply their learning.

By the end of this half-day, skills-based workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Support members of staff through the handling of parental conflict situations.
  • Recognise the importance of maintaining a focus on reducing parental conflict.
  • Apply the evidence-base to day to day interactions with parents.
  • Utilise the tools from the toolkit to support frontline practitioners to work with parents in conflict.
  • Use questioning to probe for further details where necessary.
  • Handle supervisory discussions involving parental conflict cases.
  • Advise staff members on the appropriate course of action appropriate to the situation.

For further information on Wakefield Relationship Matters link

Please note it can take up to 10 working days for you to receive the information/link to the training programme.  This is sent by the training company – Knowledgepool.

Please book on the date of 31st March 2021 – this date has no meaning, it just makes it possible for you to book.

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