Improve outcomes for children across our community by improving the quality of the inter-parental relationships. This is increasingly recognised as a primary influence on effective parenting practices and children’s long-term mental health and future life chances.
Since 2015 we have worked in partnership with Resilience Matters Charity to train more than 450 parents in simple and transferable resilience skills to help themselves and their families navigate change and uncertainty, reduce stress and anxiety and confidently improve relationships and self-esteem. We have done this for little or no cost.
So, what was the impact?
Here's some highlights:
And 3 years later.....
“The quality of the inter-parental relationship, specifically how parents communicate and relate to each other, is increasingly recognised as a primary influence on effective parenting practices and children’s long-term mental health and future life chances. Supporting and enabling parents and children in their relationships; their ability to cope, adapt and achieve despite the challenges they may face is essential to our community’s health and sense of well-being. Programmes which strengthen families are an important tool to improve outcomes for children across our community.”
Dr Helen Miles - Policy Director, States of Jersey
Commenting on a professional basis after experiencing our programme.
What are parents saying about the training?
“ I have spent the last 3 1/2 years being a full time parent and the course really helped through my day to day life like you wouldn't believe. I practise things every day."
“ You have honestly changed my life, the way I think and deal with situations. And I am so glad you are making yourselves known to schools! The earlier people can learn the better, and I so hope my son will also learn from yourselves (although I try to spread the knowledge too!) "
" My relationships, especially with husband & daughter are becoming much stronger. I feel more connected."
“ Before the workshops I was always anxious and overwhelmed. It’s so unique because it gave me the skills to not only use for myself but pass on to my children too. Parent support can have a stigma attached to it and this just isn’t the case with this. I’ve met new friends, learnt some new skills and these guys have changed my world! ”
“ How we deal with my son's anger has changed and we are getting less of it. Yeah!!! Woo Hoo!”