We support professionals who work with children, parents and  families to reduce parental conflict and improve children’s mental health and emotional wellbeing. We offer specialist  support to families who may be struggling to get the right support for their children and we offer one to one support for parents 

Children exposed to DESTRUCTIVE PARENTAL CONFLICT experience a decline in their mental health and achieve poorer long-term outcomes. We know that when parents are struggling with their relationships, regardless of their age or ability,  children can  experience ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES (ACE’s) and can be affected by these throughout their adult life. Unlike many other resources, our focus is to address the underlying reasons that result in the conflict and not the presenting factors. Our training will enhance the knowledge and skills of anyone who is working  with families.

Please explore some of what we already offer….

A 6-week group programme for Dads and Mums focusing on the impact of parental conflict on children  – facilitators are Alison Smith and Nikky Morgan.

Our evidenced-based programme focusses on educating parents/carers to recognise the signs of parental conflict and to safeguard their children from further harm.

It  empowers and educates parents to understand the impact of Parental Alienation and its long-term effects on the child.

This trauma-informed approach equips parents to identify their own triggers that lead to parental conflict. It  helps parents to understand how their behaviour and their own unresolved trauma could be impacting on their own child.

Please contact us to discuss setting up and running groups for parents… we will be happy to meet and explain more about the group.  We can set up a pilot programme and complete and impact and evaluation report at the end of the programme. We were commissioned to run a parental conflict  pilot group for dads in the summer and  achieved 100% attendance and participation and we are now  in discussions with other local authorities.

One Father’s feedback and actions after taking part in our 6-week programme

After voluntarily attending a 6-week group for dads (facilitated by Alison Smith and Nikky Morgan) to learn about the impact of parental conflict on children, one father has set up his own support group for other dads.

I have called the group  “Kids Come First” and already  have 30 members and my aim is to support as many other dad’s as possible, it will take time as I still have to work and make time for my son but its important that  other dads don’t have to experience what I went through.  I learnt so much at the group and want to share my knowledge with others but for me what has come out of this experience is the lack of training about personality disorders and mental health which could have resulted in my son being  placed at risk. I want him to grow up knowing I will do whatever it takes to be in his life and want to learn about his needs, I felt safe being able to share some of my experiences with other dads in a group setting and I will be able to help so many others to be better dads too. I have always supported my son financially and emotionally but the lack of knowledge about mental health during the Court process nearly resulted in my son losing contact with all of his paternal family.  I want his mother to get the help she needs too as being a good father to me means working together despite us not living in the same home but I want people to know that parental conflict is not straightforward.

 

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We hope that you have come to this section because your organisation wants to deliver a multi-agency response to domestic violence and abuse to prevent and reduce the number of referrals and re-referrals to Children Social Care.  Your organisation needs to make sure it can evidence outcomes or achieve positive change for children and their family.

By now you will be aware that we put children at the heart of our work. Consequently, our strategy development consultancy services will consider the range of issues that can impact children’s lives. When you commission us to develop your strategy, we will work with you to make sure your strategy meets the needs of children and young people who are affected by domestic violence and abuse. There are many issues that affect children and young people and we will identify and include these in your strategy. What we include will be dependent on your decision, but we have the expertise to guide you and help you to respond to cases where Coercive Control, Narcissistic Abuse, and Parental Alienation is a factor.

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We can use our expertise to help you develop your services to deliver the outcomes you want from your strategy by making sure there is synergy between key areas of what needs to be achieved.  Our areas of service  include but are not limited to:

  • Our Group Work is about the impact of domestic violence on children (for men and women, perpetrators and victims)
  • Consider your multi-agency approach and response and ensure the structure is appropriate to meet the organisation’s needs
  • Practical support services to respond to the clients’ needs
  • Training for staff to undertake effective interviews with clients where “family violence” is a factor (cases where it is difficult to identify the perpetrator or victim or where the victim is reluctant to disclose)

We can offer expert advice, test and audit your plans to ensure they are fit for purpose.

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