Building on the success of being a Psychologically Informed Environment* (PIE) for the past 7 years and training other organisations and professionals for 2 years, St Basils now offers a free Parenting Young People (PYP) programme for any parent in Birmingham or Solihull whose child is aged 11-19 or is approaching that age group.
As families are increasingly struggling with finances, unemployment and reduced support for difficulties such as Autism and ADHD and mental health problems; our services have found that families sometimes lack the emotional and psychological resources to manage the transition from adolescence to adulthood.
From this, it was recognised that if parents could learn the same skills in building positive relationships and managing challenging behaviour as PIE* trained St Basils’ staff, then this could potentially have a positive impact on reducing youth homelessness.
The Parenting Young People (PYP) programme can help parents develop the knowledge, resources and confidence to work with their young person for better outcomes.
In contrast to traditional parenting programmes, PYP was co-designed by parents for parents and as well as practical learning in workshop sessions, also provides a forum for parents to share experiences and reflect on how they can apply what they have learnt.
These groups will be encouraged to continue to meet informally without St Basils staff to continue to provide mutual support.
The PYP group is being delivered in Birmingham and Solihull and consists of 8 sessions held every other week.
Group 1 – May 2018 to August 2018.
Group 2 – July 2018 to October 2018.
Group 3 – September 2018 to December 2018.
Group 1 – July 2018 to October 2018.
Group 2 – September 2018 to January 2019.
Group 3 – October 2018 – February 2019.
To join these groups please contact Adam by emailing ParentingYoungPeople@stbasils.org.uk or texting 07876 474 829.
*St Basils is a PIE and all staff are trained in using Psychological Approaches to help the young people they work with.