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Family Links is a national charity that believes every child deserves the best chance in life. We enable parents and teachers to become more effective caring and confident in raising emotionally resilient and socially competent children.

CPD Courses and Workshops Available

  • Parent Group Leader Training

    Training Course | Family Links

    Family Links

    This training course equips participants to promote emotional literacy and positive behaviour management strategies to enhance family relationships. It focuses on facilitation skills as well as the content of the Nurturing Programme and includes a manual that gives clear and detailed step-by-step guidance for each session.
    Participants can deliver parent groups or use their new skills working one-to-one with parents or carers.
    You can book team training at a time and location of your choice and/or individual places on certain dates and locations – check the training calendar on our website for availability.

  • Talking Teens

    Online Course | Family Links

    Family Links

    This course is based on the most recent research on adolescence and equips participants to explain appropriate parenting styles and strategies to the parents they work with.
    The programme provides a positive view of teenage development and focuses on relationships within the family, communication, negotiating, decision-making and strategies to reduce conflict.
    Participants can deliver parent groups or use their skills working one-to-one with parents/carers.
    You can book team training at a time and location of your choice or individual places on certain dates and locations – check the calendar on our website for availability.

  • Practical Strategies to Develop Emotional Resilience

    Online Course | Family Links

    Family Links

    This is a full day workshop for school staff which explores practical strategies for developing emotional resilience and creating a healthy emotional climate in the school.
    Topics include an introduction to the Nurturing Programme, positive behaviour management strategies, boundaries and consistency, praise and criticism, giving feedback, and approaches for building deep and empathic relationships.
    You can book team training at a time and location of your choice. We don’t offer individual places for this workshop.

  • Mental and Emotional Health in Schools: Effective Strategies and Support

    Online Course | Family Links

    Family Links

    This free online course helps school staff recognise and respond to signs of poor mental health and support their own and other’s emotional health. It takes 45-90 minutes to complete. Knowledge is consolidated with interactive content: case studies; role play and dialogues; participants are encouraged to reflect on their own experiences and think about how the strategies can be used in their own school context. Content is supported by statistics, research evidence and current policy recommendations. Trialled with education and mental health professionals (teachers, school leaders, school counsellors and clinical psychologists). Visit our website to sign up.

  • Playful Parenting Workshops

    Online Course | Family Links

    Family Links

    This 1-day training course is for practitioners who have trained as Parent Group Leaders or Welcome to the World Group Leaders and who wish to work with parents on the subject of play. The course provides the knowledge; skills and resources to deliver the two; 2-hour workshops. The workshops can also be delivered on a 1:1 basis and the training may also be used as a CPD (Continued Professional Development) day. The course highlights the importance of play and of building attachment through play. It focuses on understanding of child development; the brain; attachment and how play supports health development.

  • Understanding Teenagers

    Online Course | Family Links

    Family Links

    This 1-day CPD course is for those working with parents of teenagers and/or those working with teenagers themselves. It provides an opportunity to understand teenage brain development and the adolescent developmental process and consider both risk and resilience. It includes ideas and strategies for professionals working with teenagers and their parents to help them cope with challenging feelings and behaviour and to support young people in an emotionally healthy context. The day brings together the latest understanding from neuroscience and developmental psychology and the principles of The Nurturing Programme.

  • Welcome to the World

    Online Course | Family Links

    Family Links

    This 2-day or 4-day training course will provide practitioners with the skills; knowledge and resources needed to deliver the 8-week Welcome to the World programme for parents. The focus is on the emotional health of the parents and baby and the relationships between them; and emphasises the importance of supportive; positive facilitation from the practitioner.

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