Advice & Support for Families

There are a range of Discussion Groups and Group Programmes giving advice and support for Children, Young People and Families in Sheffield provided by Sheffield Multi Agency Support Teams.

Please take a look at the Spring 2019 programme below and if you interested in participating in any of the programmes then please speak to your child's Pastoral Manager, Meadowhead School's Inclusion Support Team Manager or any member of the Welfare Team by calling school reception or emailing enquiries@meadowhead.sheffield.sch.uk   and we can make a referral for you.

What’s On

Seminars

Seminar

Date

Time

Venue

0-12 - Positive Parenting

This seminar introduces parents to the five key principles of positive parenting that form the basis of Triple P. These principles are:

• Ensuring a safe engaging environment.

• Creating a positive learning environment.

• Using assertive discipline.

• Having reasonable expectations.

• Looking after yourself as a parent.

Additional seminars to be arranged

0-12 - Raising confident and competent children

In this seminar, parents are introduced to six core building blocks for children to become confident and successful at school and beyond. These competencies are:

• Showing respect to others.

• Being considerate.

• Having good communication and social skills.

• Having healthy self-esteem.

• Being a good problem solver.

• Becoming independent.

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Saturday 1 December 2018

10.00am- 11.30am

St Mary’s Church and Conference Centre, Bramall Lane, S2 4QZ

0-12 - Raising resilient children

Parents are introduced to six core building blocks for children to manage their feelings and become resilient in dealing with life stress. These competencies are:

• Recognising and accepting feelings.

• Expressing feelings appropriately.

• Building a positive outlook.

• Developing coping skills.

• Dealing with negative feelings.

• Dealing with stressful life events.

Additional seminars to be arranged

Teen – Raising responsible teenagers

Practitioners introduce parents to the six key elements of teenager’s becoming responsible and specific ideas about how to teach and encourage each of the following skills:

• Taking part in family decision-making.

• Being respectful and considerate.

• Getting involved in family activities.

• Developing a healthy lifestyle.

• Being reliable.

• Being assertive.

Saturday 9th February 2019

10.30am – 11.15am

Town Hall, Pinstone Street, S1 2HH

Teen – Raising competent teenagers

Practitioners introduce parents to six aspects of teenagers becoming confident and successful in school and the community. Parents are given specific ideas to teach and encourage the following:

• Developing self-discipline.

• Establishing good routines.

• Getting involved in school activities.

• Being a good problem solver.

• Following school rules.

• Having supportive friends.

Additional seminars to be arranged

Getting teenagers connected

Practitioners introduce parents to different aspects of teaching their teenagers to develop supportive friendships and become engaged in appropriate social and recreational groups and activities in the wider community. Parents are given specific ideas about teaching their teenagers the following skills:

• Being confident.

• Being socially skilled.

• Planning ahead.

• Meeting commitments.

• Keeping in contact.

• Taking care of others.

Additional seminars to be arranged

Discussion Groups

 

Discussion Group

Date

Time

Venue

0-12 - Dealing with Disobedience

This discussion group covers why some children have difficulty learning to follow instructions. The group explores strategies and parents develop a personal plan to teach their child limits and manage disobedience when necessary.

Dates to be arranged

0-12 - Managing fighting and aggression with children under 12

In this session, parents are encouraged to share their experiences of aggressive and destructive behaviour from their children and discuss some of the reasons children fight. This group covers the skills that children need to be able to cooperate and get along with others. Parents learn how to teach skills such as sharing, communicating, and being gentle. They also prepare plans to manage times when fighting and aggression do occur.

Wednesday 28th November 2018

 

Tuesday 4 December 2018

 

 

Monday 14th January 2019

10.00am – 12.15pm

 

 

09.30am - 11.45am

 

 

10.00am – 12.15pm

Arbourthorne Social Club, 550 East Bank Road, S22AL

 

Early Days Family Centre

71 Palgrave RD, Sheffield, S5 8GS

 

Town Hall, Pinstone Street, S1 2HH

 

0-12 - Developing Good Bedtime Routine

This discussion topic explores different problems parents commonly face at bedtime and some of the reasons why they happen. The skills children need to get into a good bedtime routine are discussed and parents are introduced to positive parenting strategies to help prevent problems.

Tuesday 15th January 2019

9.30am – 11.45am

First Start Children’s Centre, 441 First Park Road, S5 6HH

0-12 – Hassle-free Outings with Children

This topic uses shopping trips as an example of one of the most common times parents have to deal with difficult behaviour in public. Positive parenting strategies are discussed as step-by-step suggestions for preventing problems in this and other potentially difficult community situations.

Tuesday 15th January 2019

 

 

Friday 8th February 2019

 

 

Monday 11th February 2019

1.00pm – 3.15pm

 

 

 

12.30pm – 2.45pm

 

 

 

9.30am – 11.45am

Sharrow Family Centre, Highfield Library, London Road, S2 4NF

 

Valley Park Children’s Centre, Norton Avenue, S14 1SL

 

Stocksbridge Family Centre, 648 Manchester Road, Stocksbridge, S36 1DY

Teen – Getting Teenagers to Cooperate

During this discussion, parents share some of their experiences and ideas about dealing with non-cooperation and discuss reasons why teenagers can be uncooperative. Several positive parenting strategies are introduced to help parents develop a plan to motivate their teenager to be cooperative at home

Thursday 22 November 2018

 

 

Thursday 22nd November 2018

 

 

Friday 25th January 2019

 

Wednesday 13th February 2019

 

 

 

10.00 – 12.15

 

 

5.00pm – 7.00pm

 

 

10.00am – 12.15pm

 

12.00pm – 2.15pm

Shortbrook Primary, Westfield Northway, Sheffield S20 8FB

 

Ecclesfield Secondary School, Chapeltown Road, S35 9WD

 

Burngreave Family Centre, 19 Spital Street, S3 9LB

 

Meadows Children’s Centre, 349 Shirecliffe Road, S5 8XJ

Teen – Coping with Teenagers’ emotions

In this session parents discuss some of the reasons teenagers have emotional reactions and skills that teens need to calm themselves down. Several positive parenting strategies are introduced to help parents teach their teen to better manage their emotions.

Wednesday 28 November 2018

12.00-2.45pm

Gleadless Medical Centre, 636 Gleadless Rd, Sheffield S14 1PQ

Teen – Building Teenagers’ Survival Skills

This discussion topic explores why teenagers sometimes make risky decisions and how they can learn to keep themselves safe while gradually developing independence. Parents are introduced to positive parenting strategies to help their teen plan for a situation which may potentially put their health or wellbeing at risk.

Thursday 6 December 2018

12.30-2.45pm

The Meadows Children’s Centre

349 Shirecliffe Rd, S5 8XJ

Teen – Reducing Family Conflict

During this discussion, parents explore experiences of conflict with their teenager and discuss why sometimes this occurs in families. Positive parenting strategies are introduced to help parents teach their teens how to get along with other family members and resolve problems.

Tuesday 20 November 2018

 

 

Monday 3rd December 2018

9.45 – 12.00pm

 

 

5.15pm – 7.30pm

Valley Park Children's Centre, Norton Ave, Sheffield S14 1SL

 

Ecclesfield Secondary School, Chapeltown Road, S35 9WD

Community Language Groups

 

0-12 – (Urdu Punjabi)

Dealing with Disobedience

Please note, this group is only tailored towards those whose first language is Urdu Punjabi

This discussion group covers why some children have difficulty learning to follow instructions. The group explores strategies and parents develop a personal plan to teach their child limits and manage disobedience when necessary.

Monday 3rd December 2018

10.00am – 12.15pm

Firvale Community Hub, 127 Page Hall Road, S4 8GU

Teen – (Roma Slovak)

Coping with Teenagers’ emotions

Please note, this group is only tailored towards those whose first language is Roma Slovak

In this session parents discuss some of the reasons teenagers have emotional reactions and skills that teens need to calm themselves down. Several positive parenting strategies are introduced to help parents teach their teen to better manage their emotions.

Monday 26th November 2018

10.00am – 12.15pm

Firvale Community Hub, 127 Page Hall Road, S4 8GU

Programmes

 

Programme

Start Date

Time

Venue

Incredible Baby

The programme builds positive parenting skills and promotes bonding, language and development. It is recommended that baby attends the programme with parent/s

Duration:10 weeks

Monday 28th January 2019

 

 

Friday 1st February 2019

10.00am – 12.00pm

 

1.00pm – 3.00pm

Shortbrook Family Centre, Westfield Northway, S20 8FB

 

First Start Children’s Centre, 441 Firth Park Road, S5 6HH

0-12 Triple P

Generic universal parenting programme for parents of children 0-12. The programme promotes positive parenting strategies, coping and self-care skills.

Duration: 10 weeks

Wednesday 16th January 2019

 

 

 

Tuesday 22nd January 2019

 

 

Tuesday 26th February 2019

 

 

Wednesday 27th February 2019

12.30pm – 2.30pm

 

 

 

 

9.45am – 12.00pm

 

 

9.30am – 12.45pm

 

 

 

5.30pm – 7.45pm

Morrisons Hillsborough Community Room, 699 Penistone Road, S6 2GY

 

Town Hall, Pinstone Street, S1 2HH

 

Darnall Children’s Centre, 563 Staniforth Road, S9 4RA

 

Town Hall, Pinstone Street, S12 2HH

Stepping Stones

This programme is for parents of children 0-12 who have a child with disability. The programme builds parenting skills for promoting children’s development, social competence and self-control and is delivered in a group setting

Duration 10-12 weeks

Wednesday 9th January 2019

 

Thursday 10th January 2019

 

 

Friday 11th January 2019

 

12.15pm – 2.45pm

 

 

10.00am – 12.30pm

 

9.30am – 12.00pm

Primrose Children’s Centre, 45 Creswick Street, S6 2TN

Meadows Children’s Centre, 349 Shirecliffe Road, S5 8XJ

Darnall Children’s Centre, 563 Staniforth Road, S9 4RA

Incredible Years 2-8

The programme builds positive parenting skills and capacity and aims to promote children’s health and well-being. The programme looks at the four key components, Play, Praise, Effective Limit Setting and Handling Misbehaviour.

Duration: 15 weeks

Tuesday 5th March 2019

 

 

Thursday 21st March 2019

12.30pm – 2.30pm

 

 

9.45am – 11.45am

Southern Light Community Church, Tannery Street, S13 7LA

Valley park Children’s Centre

Incredible Years Toddler

It deals with the kinds of behaviour and issues that can make family life stressful. It strengthens parent-child interactions and attachment, reducing harsh discipline and fosters parents’ ability to promote their children’s social, emotional, and language development.

Tuesday 15th January 2019

1.00pm – 3.00pm

Burngreave Family Centre, 19 Spital Street, S3 9LB

Teen Triple P

Generic universal parenting programme for parents of teenagers. The programme promotes positive parenting strategies, dealing with emotional and risky behaviours, coping and self-care skills.

Duration: 8- 10 weeks

Tuesday 8th January 2019

 

Wednesday 16th January 2019

 

 

Thursday 24th January 2019

10.00am –

 

12.15pm

10.00am – 12.15pm

 

9.45am – 12.00pm

Sharrow OJS, South View Road, S11 8AL

Arbourthorne Social Centre, 550 East Bank Road, S2 2AL

 

Sorby House, 42 Spital Street, S4 7LG

You and Me Mum (Level 5)

This programme is for female survivors of domestic abuse who are no longer in an abusive relationship. The programme looks at the cycle of abuse and the impact of domestic abuse on children, and strategies for supporting children.

Duration: 10-12 weeks

Wednesday 16th January 2019

9.45am – 12.15pm

First Start Children’s Centre, 441 Firth Park Road, S5 6HH

Level 5 Enhanced

For those parents who have already completed a level four programme of Triple P parenting either in a group or one to one setting e.g. 0 – 12, Teen or Stepping Stones

For parents who feel they need additional support with their child’s behaviour and who feel they would benefit from further practice sessions, mood management strategies, stress coping skills and if appropriate partner support skills.

Teen Plus

Building Respectful Relationships

Based on Triple P’s proven parenting strategies giving ways to deal with the kinds of behaviour that can make family life particularly stressful

Criteria:

Consultation with one of the Parenting Specialist is required before referral

Timid to Tiger

Timid to Tiger is a 10 week programme and is entirely parenting-based in managing anxiety of primary school aged children. Parents are taught simple Cognitive-Behavioural Techniques (CBT) they put into practice for managing their children’s fear and worry.

There is no childcare, and may not be suitable for children with ASD/ADHD.

The programme is not suitable for parents with significant mental health problems, or complex needs of their own.

Criteria:

Consultation with a Primary Mental Health Worker (PMHW) or SLM is required before referral

Tuesday 15 January 2019

 

 

Thursday 17 January 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 17th April 2019

9.00-12.45pm

 

 

 

9.00-12.45pm

 

 

 

 

 

9.00am – 12.45pm

Highfield Trinity Church, 11 Holland Pl, Sheffield S2 4US

 

Chancet Wood Children’s Centre, Chancet Wood Drive, S8 7TR

 

First Start Children’s Centre, 441 Firth Park Road, S5 6HH

 
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