Parenting Courses (Buckinghamshire County Council)

The Family Resilience Service run evidence based parenting groups and programmes that give you the help and support to build your confidence in parenting and help your parent and child relationship. 

HOW TO BOOK

If you wish to book onto a course please complete the booking form and email it to parentinggroups@buckscc.gov.uk  

KEEP IN TOUCH FOR COURSE INFORMATION

You can keep in touch by subscribing to the parenting groups newsletter mailing list. Please email us to request this or to contact us for any further information.

These are for parents of children up to 12 years old to help parents develop positive parenting strategies and support their children's emotional well-being. Courses will run termly, upcoming courses are listed below: 


School Age (5 to 12 years)


How to Book

To book a place on a parenting course please email parentinggroups@buckscc.gov.uk clearly stating which group you are interested in

Professionals wish to refer to a group: If the parents are able to commit to the group then please send a completed referral form to parentinggroups@buckscc.gov.uk

These are for parents of children of all ages (Group and Teen) and children with disabilities (Stepping Stones). It helps parents apply positive parenting strategies and how to deal with problem behaviours. 

You can access Triple P online to look at options and advice. Courses will run termly, upcoming courses are listed below:


Group Triple P (2 to 10 years)

  • Group Triple P  (Wycombe East) 16 May 2018 to 4 July 2018 (Wednesdays)

  • Group Triple P (Chesham) Tuesdays 11 September to 30 October 2018; 9:15am to 11:45am


Teen Triple P (10 to 15 years)

Stepping Stones (Special Educational Needs and Disability - All Ages)


How to Book

To book a place on a parenting course please email parentinggroups@buckscc.gov.uk clearly stating which group you are interested in

Professionals wish to refer to a group: If the parents are able to commit to the group then please send a completed referral form to parentinggroups@buckscc.gov.uk

Suitable for parents of children 10 to 16 years old. The course aims to improve family communication through learning how to really listen and increase your knowledge on effective behaviour management skills. This programme also gives information on the main parental concerns for this age group such as drugs, drink, sexual health and aggression in young people. Courses will run termly, upcoming courses are listed below:


How to Book

To book a place on a parenting course please email parentinggroups@buckscc.gov.uk clearly stating which group you are interested in

Professionals wish to refer to a group: If the parents are able to commit to the group then please send a completed referral form to parentinggroups@buckscc.gov.uk

PEEP or Solihull (under 5 years)

These are run in Children's Centres and are listed in our Children's Centre zone. Click here to go to our Children's Zone to find your local centre and how to contact them.


Speakeasy (8 years plus)

These are to help parents start talking to their children about growing up, relationships and sex.  It helps parents understand what is appropriate at particular ages. There are no courses for Speakeasy in the near future, please contact us if you are interested as we may be able to help you find another course that may assist you.

  • No future courses planned currently


Strengthening Families (10 to 14 years)

These are for both children and parents to attend and helps both prepare for the challenges of the teenage years. There are no courses for Strengthening Families in the near future, please contact us if you are interested as we may be able to help you find another course that may assist you.


Future Steps (Lone parents under the age of 25)

Lone parents can learn a range of skills, including food hygiene, first aid and interview skills, on free child-friendly courses set up in Aylesbury, Wycombe and Chesham over the coming months.

These ‘Future Steps’ courses have been created for single parents claiming income support and who have a child under the age of five years.

The weekly sessions, coordinated by Buckinghamshire County Council in collaboration with Jobcentre Plus and Connexions, will also offer free childcare and travel. The childcare element is provided at a Children’s Centre, where parents can learn in a separate room to where their child or children are being cared for.

Current/next course:

Location: To be Announced

Date and Time: To be Announced

Link: To be Announced


Future Steps (Lone parents over the age of 25)

Lone parents can learn a range of skills, including food hygiene, first aid and interview skills, on free child-friendly courses set up in Aylesbury and Chesham over the coming months.

These ‘Future Steps’ courses have been created for single parents claiming income support and who have a child under the age of five years.

The weekly sessions, coordinated by Buckinghamshire County Council in collaboration with Jobcentre Plus and Connexions, will also offer free childcare and travel. The childcare element is provided at a Children’s Centre, where parents can learn in a separate room to where their child or children are being cared for.

  • Where: To Be Announced (TBA)
  • When: To Be Announced (TBA)