The Parenting Team organises and co-ordinates a range of parenting programmes, to offer support to families in the Dudley borough.
The parenting programmes provide a wide range of services for families, to address a variety of needs. A family may access advice or information, online support or those who require more guidance may attend intensive group support.
Our vision is for every parent & carer, in the Dudley borough to access evidence based parenting advice and support at the level they need, setting up their child for success.
One of the main parenting programmes on offer is Triple P, which is a multi-level system.
Changes to the parenting service due to COVID-19
We’ve had to make some changes to our service, but we’re still here to offer support and advice to parents.
The main changes we’re making are:
- All Triple P group/ group teen/ Stepping Stones parenting groups scheduled to begin after Easter are now cancelled.
- Currently there is no direct contact with families. Direct work with families is now happening remotely through telephone, email, WhatsApp and Video conference.
The parenting team will continue supporting parents in the following ways:
Triple P online / TEEN Triple P online
Parents can complete Triple P online using their mobiles or laptops.
We can provide additional telephone support with modules or strategies if parents require.
Parents can access an online code at www.dudleyparents.co.uk
Child with a disability – Stepping Stones
- Parents can also access the Triple P online programme and we will be available to offer additional telephone support with the Stepping Stones resources.
Flexible communication delivery
- We aim to be flexible in our approach and offer consultations via telephone, WhatsApp, email or video conferencing, whichever way a parent feels comfortable. This support is also available to practitioners and those who were facilitating Triple P groups.
For more information or support, please contact the parenting team:
The official Triple P website also has resources for parents and practitioners at www.triplep.net
Life during lockdown – and beyond
Many people are feeling stressed and uncertain, not only about what’s happening right now but what the next few months will look like. There are practical steps you can take, and specific parenting tips and strategies to help you and your kids stay calm and optimistic.
Free, two hour workshops for parents and carers of children aged up to 16 years in Dudley
We know that Covid has been a very stressful time for everyone, especially parents, so we invite you to attend a free two hour workshop via Microsoft teams, Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book on and receive your invite for MS Teams.
Please find the workshop schedule below.
Under 12’s parent discussion groups
A new module has been added to the online programme – parenting during COVID-19
A free parenting guide has been created by internationally recognised parenting experts Professor Matt Sanders, Dr Vanessa Cobham and Dr Claire Halsey from the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program®.
It provides tips and strategies to help parents understand how the current crisis may affect the way their children behave, their own emotions as parents and ways to apply Triple P strategies during current circumstances to develop emotional.
Tips include how to be a positive parent while managing financial stress, home-schooling, working from home, as well as helping your child cope with their feelings and stay emotionally resilient.
Parenting During COVID-19 - the Triple P Parenting Guide – the expanded version of the Top 10 tips.
(The above resources are available in both Triple P Online 2-10 years and in TEEN Triple P Online for parents of 11-16 year olds).
What is Triple P parenting programme?
Triple P is a parenting programme that does not tell you what to do or how to be a parent. It is more like a toolbox of ideas, where you choose the strategies you need and the way you want to use them. It is all about making Triple P work for you.
Who should come to a parenting programme?
Parenting programmes are here for all parents and those with caring responsibilities who are experiencing difficulties or concerns with parenting. Some of these courses vary in intensity, and cover specific and broad areas of parenting.
What are the different parenting programmes that I can access in Dudley?
Sessions accessible via referral only and reserved for parents with more intensive needs
For further information please contact us:
Stourbridge Family Centre
Telephone: 01384 816155