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Local Authorities

Care for the Family have a wide range of resources and courses which can be used by local authorities to support their work with families in their local area.

Positive Parenting Courses

Our high quality range of Positive Parenting courses are designed to equip, encourage and support parents through their various stages of parenthood. Each course is built on sound principles and well informed by evidence based research. Their common sense, user-friendly and practical approach is very popular with parents. The courses are informal and interactive, making good use of visual content, group discussions and practical activities.

We want to ensure that those running our courses have the skills and knowledge to deliver them well, which means they can only be run by our licensed facilitators.

To become licensed to run our Positive Parenting courses you will need to complete our Facilitating Groups and Working with Parents training. Our high quality training is accredited and valuable professional development.

If you would like to find a Positive Parenting course running in your area please visit our Near You page.

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Care for the Family have a range of resources and services which can be used to help support families who have a child with additional needs. As well as the Time Our for Parents: Children with Special Needs course our Additional Needs project aims to support parents and families who have a child with additional needs. Support is provided through a befriender service, helpful articles, newsletter and also a Facebook page.

Let’s Stick Together

LST logo - coursesIn the excitement and utter exhaustion of becoming new mums and dads, the first thing that a couple can over look is their own relationship.

Let’s Stick Together introduces simple, practical skills that really work within a relationship. It doesn’t matter how different we are as individuals and couples, or what our circumstances are. The principles of a successful relationship are common to all. Let’s Stick Together is available as a one hour session that offers positive and practical ideas for how to handle those inevitable differences or alternatively as a book which can be purchased in our shop.

Let’s Stick Together is running in health clinics and parent groups across the UK. We have found that health visitors and group leaders invariably invite us back for repeat bookings, and our extensive evaluation showed that almost all parents found the course useful, enjoyable, informative, and neither embarrassing nor scary.

Care for the Family offers in house training for groups of between 10 and 14 people to be able to deliver Let’s Stick Together sessions, you can find out more about our in house training here.

If you would like to book a Let’s Stick Together session for a group of parents you work with this can be done online.

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The Home for Good initiative was launched by Care for the Family, CCPAS (The Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service) and the Evangelical Alliance. Home for Good is now a stand-alone charity which aims to build a culture in local churches throughout the UK where adopting and fostering are a significant part of their life and ministry. Care for the Family is working with Home for Good to help churches to be more supportive of foster carers and adoptive families in their congregations, and to develop support for these parents and carers.

Visit the Home for Good website to find out more.

Bereavement Support

Coping with the pain and heartache of a close bereavement is always difficult – not least when it’s accompanied by a sense of loneliness and a feeling that no one understands. Care for the Family have two major bereavement projects which look to help those who are living with loss to discover hope for the future, and the strength to rebuild their lives and the lives of their families.Bereaved_Parent_Support

Our Bereaved Parents Network provides support for parents who have suffered the loss of a child. The service is available to listen and support all bereaved parents regardless of the age of their child or time since the bereavement. The team all have personal experience of loosing a child. Support offered includes a befriender service, helpful articles, events, newsletter and Facebook page.

wys_facebookOur Widowed Young Support provides support for people who have lost their life partner at a young age. Widowed Young Support is available to listen and support widows through their loss regardless of how recent the loss was. The team all have personal experience of loosing a partner or spouse early in life. Support offered includes a befriender service, helpful articles, events, newsletter and Facebook page.