Includes Us 2 “Zoom Time” Groups For parents & carers of children with a disability or SEN living in Ashford, Shepway & Dover Due to the current need for increased social distancing measures, Includes Us 2 will be offering a series of “Zoom Time” support groups over the next few months instead of our usual face to face meetings. “Zoom Time” provides a relaxed and informal space for parents & carers of children with a disability or a special educational need to get together “virtually” and access information and support. Speakers are regularly invited to these sessions to provide information and advice about specialist services.
Young Carer Online ApplicationIf you feel your child may be a young carer you are now able to refer as a parent on-line. There is information available on the Young Carers Website and the link to the application is below.
Kent Adult EducationThe link below provides information of free courses provided by KAE. These include academic courses and amazing courses to support parenting and family life.
The Kent Handbook for Families of Children with Autism and ADHD. This is a NHS document provided by KCC to support families of children with Autism and ADHD. There are some helpful links and additional information.
The Contented Child-Managing Challenging and Violent Behaviour- recordingBuy our recorded workshops and watch them at a time that suits you. Your purchase gives you 7 days access to the video presentation, and all the supporting resources to keep.This workshop for parents of over 2 hrs 45 mins is designed to empower; To develop knowledge confidence and skills in understanding and managing behaviour that challenges from children – including violent, aggressive behaviour.Learn important aspects of the science of behaviour – why certain behaviours occur, what keeps behaviours happening and ways to help change behaviour and rebuild positive relationships.
The Contented Child-Anxiety, Helping Children To Cope – RecordingBuy our recorded workshops and watch them at a time that suits you. Your purchase gives you 7 days access to the video presentation, and all the supporting resources to keep.‘Anxiety is a thin stream of fears trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.’ The daily pressures on our children are increasing from targets and testing in the classroom to the rise of pressure advertising and social media. For many of our children the world, or certain aspects of it, is overwhelming, complex and scary. From separation and social anxiety to performance and health anxiety, an increasing number of children now benefit from direct support to manage their worries. This workshop will introduce you to the current thinking around children’s anxiety and move onto exploring ways to support young people to manage their anxiety more effectively. We will introduce you to visual resources and a toolbox of practical strategies that can be used within home and school.
The Contented Child-Positive Approaches To Managing Behaviour At Home – On DemandWhat we sometimes see as a failure to behave properly, is actually a failure to communicate properly. This online workshop can help parents and carers in understanding and encouraging positive behaviour in their children whilst being able to maintain a strong relationship with the child. The workshop will •Educate around what is and what drives behaviour•To understand the child’s needs and how to better manage emotions, both theirs and yours•Effective discipline strategies•Managing behaviour in collaborative and positive ways•Explore natural and logical consequences and the reasoning behind them•Setting limits and which behaviours to prioritise•Maintaining a strong relationship with your child whilst still enforcing boundaries•Looking after yourself as a parent. You will receive an electronic resource pack to support you moving forward from the workshop.
The Contented Child-Supporting a Child’s Emotional Regulation – On DemandAre you the parent/carer of a child who struggles to regulate their emotions and is often misunderstood as a result? A professional who supports children with emotional regulation issues in the school setting? Or a child who keeps their emotions in check during the school day only to have a meltdown on coming home.
The Contented Child-The Power of Family Resilience (Age 10 children and above)This On Demand session investigates resilience and how it can support families to withstand, adapt to and recover from bad times. We focus on both children and parents so the whole family’s resilience is enhanced, with the key themes of cohesion and adaptability running throughout. With lots of practical activities (applicable to everyone over 10 years of age), we cover all bases and those who watch it will feel well-equipped to buffer adversity and nurture resilient characteristics. There’s time too to plan so you’ll know exactly how to develop resilience for yourself and within your household!
Are you concerned about your child's emotional regulation, anxiety or sleep? These videos which were created by Dr Rachel Hussey, Clinical Psychologist for NELFT CYMPHS, and may offer some advice and strategies for you to try at home.
Emotional Regulation and Relationships | Dr Rachel Hussey
Anxiety | Dr Rachel Hussey
In England, 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (such as anxiety and depression) in any given week. In this video Dr Rachel Hussey offers advice and strategies for parents to help them support their child.
Sleep | Dr Rachel Hussey
This talk is delivered by Dr Rachel Hussey, NELFT's Consultant Clinical Psychologist, and offers some insights into sleep and strategies to support your child.
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