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Parenting offer

Havering run a range of sessions for parents to help them in a variety of ways to help with different challenges they may face with their children. 

Please see below for the different ones we have on offer.

Bump to Birth

Mellow Bumps Parenting Course – A 7 week online antenatal programme designed to support parents-to-be. Mellow Bumps is a relaxed, safe environment to explore: Bonding with bump, looking after your emotional wellbeing during pregnancy and after birth, building confidence and self-esteem as a new parent, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, thinking about how babies communicate, and learning about services and support in the local community for you and your baby. Please contact childrenscentres@havering.gov.uk for more information.

For the Children's Centre Programme click on this link

First year

Mellow Babies:

The Mellow Babies programme is a comprehensive parenting programme for young parents to explore past relationships and experiences, support/knowledge around child development and routines. 

This programme also supports positive attachment and improves child behaviours.

If you are interested, please contact the parenting team on 01708 432636 or email parenting@havering.gov.uk

The Incredible Years Parents and Babies

6 week programme focused on helping parents observe and communicate with their babies and learn ways to provide nurturing and responsive care including physical, tactile, and visual stimulation as well as verbal communication.

It is a great way to bond with your baby, make friends and to feel good about yourself as a parent. 

If you are interested, please contact the parenting team on 01708 432636 or email parenting@havering.gov.uk

For the Children's Centre programme click on this link

2-5 years

Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities is a culturally sensitive parenting programme for parents of 0-18 year olds.  This programme incorporates 5 main components:  positive parenting, enhancing relationships, community engagement and child development taking into account cultural/spiritual beliefs. 

This course also covers issues affecting parenting such as domestic abuse, alcohol, drugs, mental health, gangs, challenging behaviour.

If you are interested, please contact the parenting team on 01708 432636 or email parenting@havering.gov.uk

 The Havering Empowering Parents Empowering Communities (EPEC) Hub offers accredited courses for parents and carers. Designed by the NHS Centre for Parents and Children, the hub offers high-quality content; which is supervised by the local EPEC Hub Co-ordinator and quality assured by a National EPEC Consultant.

Unlike other parenting courses, the EPEC Hub trains local parents to deliver the courses themselves creating a peer-to-peer environment. The courses currently delivered by the EPEC Hub include:

  • Parent Group Leader Training
  • Living with Teenagers (for parents of young people aged 11-16 years)
  • Being a Parent course (for parents of children aged 2-11 years).

For more information go to this link 

Parent surgery is an hourly one to one session with parents and carers focussing on behaviour management techniques for children aged 0-18.

This can be a one off session or a series of sessions depending on your individual needs.

If you are interested, please contact the parenting team on 01708 432636 or email parenting@havering.gov.uk

For the Children'sCentre programme click on this link 

6-11 years

Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities is a culturally sensitive parenting programme for parents of 0-18 year olds.  This programme incorporates 5 main components:  positive parenting, enhancing relationships, community engagement and child development taking into account cultural/spiritual beliefs.

This course also covers issues affecting parenting such as domestic abuse, alcohol, drugs, mental health, gangs, challenging behaviour.

If you are interested, please contact the parenting team on 01708 432636 or email parenting@havering.gov.uk

The Havering Empowering Parents Empowering Communities (EPEC) Hub offers accredited courses for parents and carers. Designed by the NHS Centre for Parents and Children, the hub offers high-quality content; which is supervised by the local EPEC Hub Co-ordinator and quality assured by a National EPEC Consultant.

Unlike other parenting courses, the EPEC Hub trains local parents to deliver the courses themselves creating a peer-to-peer environment. The courses currently delivered by the EPEC Hub include:

  • Parent Group Leader Training
  • Living with Teenagers (for parents of young people aged 11-16 years)
  • Being a Parent course (for parents of children aged 2-11 years).

For more information go to this link 

The Non-Violent Resistance (NVR) programme aims to improve the parent/child relationship; enable parents to become a positive, authoritative presence in their child’s life; learn to de-escalate difficult situations; take a firm stance against challenging behaviour and develop a robust network of supporters.

The programme uses the principles of NVR to address violent, destructive and harmful behaviours in relation to children and adolescents whilst re-establishing a warm, loving relationship and maintaining parental presence with their child.

If you are interested, please contact the parenting team on 01708 432636 or email parenting@havering.gov.uk

The STOP parenting programme’s aim is to empower parents to have a greater understanding about the developmental process of their teenage child.

Sessions include; alcohol, conflict and aggression management, sex and relationship awareness, praise and encouragement and setting the limits.

If you are interested, please contact the parenting team on 01708 432636 or email parenting@havering.gov.uk

Parent surgery is an hourly one to one session with parents and carers focussing on behaviour management techniques for children aged 0-18.

This can be a one off session or a series of sessions depending on your individual needs.

If you are interested, please contact the parenting team on 01708 432636 or email parenting@havering.gov.uk

12-18 years

Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities is a culturally sensitive parenting programme for parents of 0-18 year olds.  This programme incorporates 5 main components:  positive parenting, enhancing relationships, community engagement and child development taking into account cultural/spiritual beliefs.

This course also covers issues affecting parenting such as domestic abuse, alcohol, drugs, mental health, gangs, challenging behaviour.

If you are interested, please contact the parenting team on 01708 432636 or email parenting@havering.gov.uk

The Havering Empowering Parents Empowering Communities (EPEC) Hub offers accredited courses for parents and carers. Designed by the NHS Centre for Parents and Children, the hub offers high-quality content; which is supervised by the local EPEC Hub Co-ordinator and quality assured by a National EPEC Consultant.

Unlike other parenting courses, the EPEC Hub trains local parents to deliver the courses themselves creating a peer-to-peer environment. The courses currently delivered by the EPEC Hub include:

  • Parent Group Leader Training
  • Living with Teenagers (for parents of young people aged 11-16 years)
  • Being a Parent course (for parents of children aged 2-11 years).

For more information go to this link 

The Non-Violent Resistance (NVR) programme aims to improve the parent/child relationship; enable parents to become a positive, authoritative presence in their child’s life; learn to de-escalate difficult situations; take a firm stance against challenging behaviour and develop a robust network of supporters.

 The programme uses the principles of NVR to address violent, destructive and harmful behaviours in relation to children and adolescents whilst re-establishing a warm, loving relationship and maintaining parental presence with their child.

If you are interested, please contact the parenting team on 01708 432636 or email parenting@havering.gov.uk

The STOP parenting programme’s aim is to empower parents to have a greater understanding about the developmental process of their teenage child.

Sessions include; alcohol, conflict and aggression management, sex and relationship awareness, praise and encouragement and setting the limits.

If you are interested, please contact the parenting team on 01708 432636 or email parenting@havering.gov.uk

Parent surgery is an hourly one to one session with parents and carers focussing on behaviour management techniques for children aged 0-18.

This can be a one off session or a series of sessions depending on your individual needs.

If you are interested, please contact the parenting team on 01708 432636 or email parenting@havering.gov.uk

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