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Special Interest Group for Parenting and Family Support
This page will carry information relating to the specific activities of the above group.

Thurrock Community Mothers Programm

Classes in Parenting Skills

Parenting Courses

Parenting Skills Groups

Parents with learning disabilities

Parenting and Education Project

Steps to Successful Parenting

Parenting and Community Development in Uppermill, Oldham, Manchester

Parenting Groups run by health visitors in
Arsenal Locality of Greenwich Healthcare

Community Drop-in Advice Centre in a deprived area

Partnership with Parents - Veritas Parenting Programme


Parents with learning disabilities

This is a HAZ funded multidisciplinary project in Lambeth involving working with families in collaboration with generic workers.

Jane Boots
231, Fulwell Park Avenue
Twickenham, MX, TW2 5HO
Tel. 0208 894 5903

Community Drop in Advice Centre in a deprived area

This project benefitted young families living in an deprived area in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. In two years, this has expanded to include a Family and Advice Centre and Furniture Recyling Project. The service provides:

  • a health visitor baby clinic

  • formula milk for those choosing not to breast feed

  • group work including parenting skills

  • coping with kids and parent talk

are some of the services provided. It works closely with voluntary, non-voluntary organisations, schools, youth services and women refuge and support services.

Janet Church
Community Advice Centre
21, Humphrey Avenue
Charford, Bromsgrove
Worcestershire, B60 3JB
Tel. 01527 876 946

Steps to Successful Parenting

Health visitors from Severn NHS Trusts and Family Support Services from Gloucestershire have produced a parenting package entitled 'Steps to Successful Parenting'. It includes guidelines on behavioural management with rationale of giving consistent clear advice. Health Visitiors use this information in group settings or with individual clients. Group work forges closes interagency co-operation.

Liz Thornton
Severn NHS Trust HA
Tel. 01042 675 817

Classes in Parenting Skills

The courses conducted were for parents of 0-6 year olds. 5-15 year and a parent assertiveness course. These courses have been taken to small island communities, as well as for those in the main town.

Gillian Cooke
Maitland Place, Finstown
Orkney, Scotland, SW17 2EQ
Tel. 01856 761 367