EXTRA – Courses
Extra – Support for Families (EXTRA) offer a range of courses for parents to help them develop positive relationships with their children and increase their confidence in managing their children’s behaviour.
Step by Step Early Years is a 8 week course for parents/carers of children aged from 2 – 5 years. This course supports the establishment of loving positive relationships between parents and their children. The programme aims to: promote positive home/pre-school setting links, develop effective listening and communication skills, teach parents the importance of play, praise and self esteem, show parents how to recognise stress in themselves and their children, give parents strategies for managing difficult situations, give parents an understanding of their child’s behaviour and promote effective positive behaviour management strategies.
This 9 week course is for parents/carers who wish to improve their emotional health and wellbeing. The course will help parents/carers to understand what it is to be confident, discover what makes people feel confident and will help and encourage you to build your own confidence. It will also cover ‘self-esteem’ and show that perfection is not possible or necessary. It will help you to see yourself in a more positive light and increase your ability to ask for what you need or want.
This 6 week programme is for parents/carers that have experienced domestic abuse (DA); covering what DA is, warning signs, safety planning, the impact of DA on children, understanding children’s emotional needs and how to support and protect them.
This 11 week course is for parents of children who have additional needs. Within the course parent’s individual challenges will be recognised and worked with to introduce positive parenting skills. The sessions will cover special time, developing social and emotional skills, effective praise, practical routines, coping with change, boundaries, natural and logical consequences and looking after yourself as a parent. There will also be sessions on keeping your child safe, avoiding peer pressure, building resilience and talking to your child about stranger danger.
This five week programme is for any parent/carer that has experienced themselves or are supporting a child who has experienced loss, be it a friend moving away, a separation or the death of a loved one. This course aims to develop an understanding of the stages of grief and loss and discover ways in which to cope with this process.
Step by Step Primary is open to all parents of children aged 4-11 years. This 9 week programme aims to help parents develop positive relationships with their child; increase confidence in handling children’s behaviour and help parents to make good links with their child’s school. The topics covered are: being a parent; developing relationships through play; listening and talking; feelings; praise and rewards; routines, rules and limit setting; managing behaviour and problem solving
A supportive programme for parents of teenagers
Stop is a 10 week programme which aims to support parents of children aged 11 – 16 in their relationship with their child and to help reduce family stress. STOP will help parents: to understand why their teenager behaves as they do; have a greater awareness of peer influences on their teenager; to develop effective listening skills; to find ways to praise and encourage their teenager; to set limits for their teenager and reduce confrontation; be aware of the drugs available to teenagers and their effects; to find ways to talk about relationships and sex with their teenager; and last but not least, look after themselves as parents
This five week course is for parents/carers who wish to learn more about anger and how to manage it in themselves and other people.
The course aims to help parents/carers to understand anger is a natural emotion that we feel when we are threatened, hurt or frustrated. Participants will examine their own individual triggers to anger and the effects this has on thoughts, physical reactions and behaviour. Participants will look at ways of reacting more positively when angry by changing their thoughts, reactions and behaviour. Participants will explore how to keep calm when faced with someone who is angry; look at ways of stopping the anger from escalating and how to keep safe. Finally the relationship between fear and anger will be identified and participants will explore methods of dealing with a variety of situations and develop a personal action plan for managing fear and anger.
Extra - Support for Families
Jaywick Community Resource Centre
Tel: 01255 475001
Text: 07794 991987