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:
- Currently there is no direct contact with families. Direct work with families is now happening remotely through telephone, email, WhatsApp and Video conference.
Parents/carers can now complete Triple P Group, Group TEEN, group stepping stones (for parents of a child with a disability) or the Triple P Transitions programme with a support practitioner via weekly TEAMS meetings. The meetings are accessed via referral or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
The parenting team will continue supporting parents in the following ways:
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.
The Solihull approach
The online Solihull approach courses cover from conception up to 19 years:
- the antenatal course - Understanding pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby
- the postnatal course -Understanding your baby
- courses for parents - Understanding your child (0-19 years, main course)
- Understanding your child with additional needs (0-19 years, main course)
- short courses - Understanding your teenager’s brain
- Understanding your brain - For teenagers only!
These courses are available on the Dudley parents website.
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
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