It's been another successful Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities (SFSC), our free 13-week programme aimed at parents with children aged 3-18.
SFSC aims to increase parents’ confidence and skills and improve family relationships.
Participants share knowledge and experience as parents, and learn practical, useful parenting skills around issues such as gangs, community and domestic violence, depression, drugs and alcohol.
Michelle Francis (left) with a SFSC graduate
There are now 27 graduates from the scheme and four recently met Iain Duncan Smith, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, to talk about how they've benefited from the 13-week programme.
Michelle Francis, Peabody Community Safety Team Leader, said:
"SFSC aims to give parents the confidence to make positive changes to their families.
Amy Caine, Family Support Worker, (right) with a SFSC graduate
"It provides practical tools for positive discipline which they can use with their children. The programme is different to some other programme as it also looks at culture and family values.
"The group is very supportive of each other — 100% of parents have said they would recommend the programme to other parents."
We plan to run the next SFSC in autumn 2012. To find out more, please contact Michelle: firstname.lastname@example.org or Amy: email@example.com.
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