Practitioner Guides

Our award winning Parents as Partners team, delivering group based therapy to couples focussing on relationships and parenting, have made available a new guide exploring the issues facing separated parents. It is written for the benefit of the co-parents, but clinicians, social workers or others helping families may find it aids them to contemplate feelings of separated clients and children from a professional perspective.

Read it here:

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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.

010112-a-short-guide-to-working-with-co-parents-iiThe 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.

DVD_unemployment“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.

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 uAttachment shapes familys 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?