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Parenting Support

Talking Teens face-to-face parenting programme

Talking Teens focuses on the changes teenagers go through and their brain development. It gives practical advice, such as setting boundaries and improving communication skills, and understanding empathy, to help build your relationship with your teenage child. This course is for all parents and carers of children at secondary school, 10 years plus.

The course is 4 weekly sessions, 2 hours each week. With the opportunity of a 5 week to include group work with teenagers themselves, if requested by the group.

What to Expect:
It covers:
  • The foundations of positive parenting: providing warmth and structure
  • Messages from research: the teenage brain, sleeping habits and more
  • Handling difficult issues: drugs & alcohol, social media, sex, sexuality and staying safe
  • Power, boundaries and problem-solving
How to book
Places can be booked via Eventbrite here: Talking Teens
Watch Marie's introduction to the Talking Teens course:

Solihull Online Parenting Programmes 

Try the FREE Solihull online parenting courses, Understanding your Teenagers Brain

The course covers:

  • Teenager’s brain development
  • Teenagers and reading faces
  • Risk-taking
  • Risk-taking and friends
  • Sensitivity to rejection
  • Teenagers and sleep

For more information on this course click here.

Access Code: TOWN SPIRIT 

Parenting Leaflets from Solihull Online 

You can download FREE pdf leaflets to support you on your parenting journey: 

For Parents of Teenagers

Teenagers & risk-taking  

Early Help

Early help means working with you and your family so that small problems don’t get bigger. Early Help is for families with children and young people 0-19, and up to 25 if the young person has a disability. 

How do I get Early Help?
Talk to a professional who knows your family the best. It could be school, someone at your young persons college, your GP, or any professional who supports your family.

Tell them what’s working well and what you are worried about. You may have an idea about what you need, and what you think will help your family and this will be the starting point. They will talk to you to understand what is happening and what help you and your family need.

If you are not currently working with any professionals contact a member of the Family Hubs team on 0800 0345 340 option 2 and ask about Early Help. 

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Targeted Youth Support

Our Targeted Youth Support Service brings together various agencies to help young people who are at risk or facing difficulties. They offer early help to prevent problems from getting worse.

The service supports children and young people aged 8-19 (up to 25 with additional needs) with staff from Barnsley Council, NHS, Lifeline, South Yorkshire Police, and the Probation Service. They work together to help young people make a positive transition into adulthood.

What support is available?
Depending on the needs, support is provided by the Early Intervention and Prevention team or the Youth Justice service. This support includes:
  • Health and emotional support (confidence building, self-esteem, anger management)
  • Addressing risky behaviours (sex, drugs, alcohol)
  • Sexual health advice (contraception, STI screening)
  • Promoting positive relationships
  • Diversion from crime and anti-social behaviour
  • Internet and social media safety
  • Encouraging volunteering and active citizenship
  • Guidance on finding work, education, and training opportunities

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To find out more about Targeted Youth Support click here 

Youth Justice Service

The Youth Justice Service work with children aged 10 to 18 who are involved in the criminal justice system. This would be as a result of behaviour that has been determined by police to be an offence.

They work closely with the child, their parents or carers. Together with any other professional working with the family to prevent further offending.

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