The Reducing Parental Conflict Programme comprise four Modules and has been designed to upskill practitioners in supporting parents to reduce conflict within their relationship. Module 2 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.
Module 2 is delivered by John Walker from Knowledgepool.
Module 3 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 conflict with positive outcomes.
Module 3 is delivered by Michelle Hayes from Knowledgepool.
By the end of Module 2, 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
By the end of Module 3, 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 us about long term outcomes for children
• Identify when to talk with your manager about possible domestic abuse and/or child safeguarding situations