This brief practitioner resource aimed at front line staff provides valuable advice on working with couples who have adopted children. Recent research has shown that adoptive couples face particular strains in family life which can impact on their own relationship.
The evidence of the impact of parental conflict and relationship difficulties on children is compelling. ‘A short guide to working with co-parents: why we don’t, why we should, and how we could’ is designed to help workers attend to the relationship between parents, and help them to feel better equipped to talk about relationships with the parents with whom they work.
“The Impact of Unemployment on Couples and the Family” DVD aims to trigger practitioners to think about the stresses that families face when faced with job loss and unemployment. The DVD has an accompanying handbook that can be used by trainers or by practitioners for self directed learning.
The Co-Parenting Skills Workshop is a brief group intervention for parents who have difficulties in relationship with their child's other parent and the main objective of this work is to support parents to think about the impact of inter-parental conflict on their child and to facilitate interest and thinking about more constructive ways of co-parenting.
"Becoming Parents Together” is a brief and practical guide for practitioners working with families. It describes some of the processes and difficulties that new families and in particular couples face when a baby arrives.
TCCR produce new guide for practitioners on how attachment shapes family relationships.
Families come in all shapes and sizes. If you've read this once, you've read it many times! Diversity defies us to make generali- sations about how families operate because there are so many different types of family.
If I use my family experience to make sense of yours I will most likely make assumptions that have no bearing on your experience and vice versa. So what can I draw on to make sense of what goes on in your family (and you in mine)? And is there anything we both can use to make sense of what hap- pens in other families?
To help parents who are in the process of separation, TCCR have put together this short guide, which deals with some of the feelings children experience when their parents' relationship becomes conflicted or breaks down.
This is not so much a 'How to....' guide, but more a 'What to avoid and why...' one to help you and your children negotiate one of life's most difficult transitions and avoid as much as possible causing pain and hurt to your children.