Family Support Service training

Family Support Service training

Keeping your child in mind (Reducing parental conflict)

Keeping Your Child in Mind is a programme that has been developed by Family Links specifically to work with parents or carers who have either different parenting styles, changes or breakdowns in relationships.  It aims to help the parents or carers understand how their relationships impact on their children and how working with positive, respectful communication you can support children and reduce the impact.

This two-day training course is for practitioners who wish to be able to support parents to focus on relationships within the family. In particular, the influence of parental relationships on children when there might be conflict or tension.

There is no cost for this training. We ask that you utilise the programme via delivery to parents at least once a year over the next 3 years and provide us with basic information about the number of parents supported each quarter along with data and analysis. There will be a service level agreement and we will assist you with:

  • documents
  • promotion
  • planning
  • supervision
  • evaluating

We would also ask that all feedback/evaluations be shared with us.

Dates and times

Courses will be added once available.

All sessions will run from 9am to 4:30pm


For more information, or to book your place contact Megan Beasley on 07824 321996 or email

What's covered in the course

The key aims of the sessions are to support parenting through developing the relationship between parents/carers and children by:

  • Exploring the importance of positive relationships within families.
  • Developing parents’ understanding of the importance of the 4 constructs to support their parenting.
  • Developing parents’ understanding of the impact of their interpersonal relationships on children and young people.
  • Promoting positive approaches to reducing parental conflict.
  • Providing an opportunity for parents to share their experiences with others.

On completion of this training, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate group facilitation skills.
  • Outline the impact of adult relationships on children and young people.
  • Relate this to appropriate parenting styles, skills and strategies.
  • Describe the importance of the Family Links 4 constructs to support parenting.
  • Deliver the Keeping your Child in Mind programme to groups of parents and/or in one-to-one sessions with parents.

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