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Reducing Parental Conflict Module 2 - Recognising and Supporting Parents in Parental Conflict: Applying knowledge, skills and techniques

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Target Group:
The module is designed as a skills-based workshop giving opportunities to practise techniques to engage with couples/co-parents in practical situations / The module is designed to practice the skills needed to support parents to reach positive outcomes from destructive conflict situations. Open to a wide range of front line practitioners working with adults, children and families in a variety of roles across the Isle of Wight local authorities and partner organisations.

Course Aims:
This module is 2 of 4, delivered as part of the Reducing Parental Conflict programme, and explores how to recognise the signs of parental conflict at the early stages. It highlights how to support parents in finding constructive outcomes which are shown to provide positive lessons for children to learn such skills as negotiation and compromise.

Intended Impact:
By the end of this half-day, skills-based workshop, participants will be able to:
• Recognise relationship distress at an early stage and when it is potentially damaging
• Support couples experiencing parental conflict and be empowered to act, report or refer should domestic abuse be disclosed/identified
• Revisit the stressors that may lead to parental conflict
• Recognise the role of fathers / male carers in a child’s life and understand the importance of including co-parents in all forms of co-parenting couples
• Build confidence and skills by using effective listening and questioning techniques to identify and discuss parental conflict triggers
• Understand your role and responsibilities in discussing parental conflict with parents, to help frontline practitioners assist parents to understand the impact of parental conflict on their children.

It is recommended that attendees have completed Module 1’s eLearning.

What’s Next: Attendance of module 3 and 4 depending of role


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You can access the materials for the course via the following link, email for the handout:

Isle of Wight Council employees should book via SAP when possible. Employees without access to SAP and external delegates can book by completing the online application form

Course Trainer:
Knowledge Pool

Date: 09 February 2021    Time: 9:30am - 1:00pm

Virtual - The virtual training link will be sent to you from the training provider.

External: Fully Funded
(Schools, Non-Subscribing Early Years Providers, Partner Agencies, Personal Assistants, Additional Places for Short Breaks Providers, and Social Care Agencies)

30% Reduction of External Rate: Fully Funded

(Registered Charities, Contracted ASC Providers, Organisations Delivering Services on our Behalf, and IWC Accredited Personal Assistants)

Early Years Providers: Fully Funded

(Subscribing Early Years and Childminders)

Isle of Wight Council Staff: Fully Funded


IWC Foster Carers: Fully Funded