Parent2Parent – A Community Event
A bit of background:
We know that being a parent can be very rewarding and also very challenging at times. Parenting together, whether you are living with your child’s other parents or living separately can take some work.
We also know that a lot of parents can argue about the best way to parent (as well as other things) and if these arguments happen a lot, are intense, carry on a long time and don’t ever seem to get resolved they can have a negative impact on children’s emotional wellbeing.
There is a lot of evidence that says that if parents can argue constructively and communicate with each other well then children will benefit.
What is the dilemma-the thing we need parents help to tackle?
There is help and support for parents to strengthen their relationship-websites, leaflets and there are people in services that are trained to recognise and respond positively to this.
A lot of parents in our communities in Hartlepool however are not using these resources.
What does the research tell us?
There’s a national research report that gives a lot of recommendations.
Parents want accessible support in the community. People they trust. Parents want to access help from other parents- (can we do this digitally using Facebook and YouTube?).
What is the event about?
- We want to involve parents to think about the best way to share information, advice and support to other parents who might want a bit of help with their relationship
- To share some examples of how Parent2Parent sessions or information might reach some parents who wouldn’t come near services to talk about their relationship
- To develop the ideas into a project that could interest funders
Community Event Monday 9th September 10am-2pm at the Central Community Hub, York Road, Hartlepool TS26 9DE
Lunch will be provided and childcare is available on request. Places are limited so please book yours by calling 01429 891444 or email email@example.com