Group A/B: Reducing Parental Conflict (Modules 1 & 2)

The Tomlinson Centre

Queensbridge Road, London, E8 3ND

11th February 2020

09:30 – 17:00

Group A/B

Early Help

Limited Spaces

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Course details:

Aim of the course

Healthy relationships between parents are an important focus for early intervention and local family services. The quality of the relationship between parents, specifically how they communicate and relate to each other, has a significant influence on effective parenting and child outcomes.


This introduction to Reducing Parental Conflict training seeks to raise awareness for front line practitioners, senior leaders, and service designers or commissioners who can play a part in reducing parental conflict. The training is made up of two half-day modules:


  • Module 1: Understanding parental conflict and its impact on child outcomes
  • Module 2: Recognising and supporting parents in parental conflict


Module 1: Understanding Parental Conflist and it's Impact on Child Outcomes

By the end of this half-day introductory workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Attain a raised awareness of the existing evidence base around parental conflict
  • Achieve a good understanding of the impact of parental conflict on children’s outcomes
  • Recognise the potential triggers for parental conflict gained from the evidence base
  • Understand the stressors and triggers of parental conflict, including the possible outcomes such as the relationship between mental health and parental conflict.
  • Achieve an understanding of the role of fathers/male carers in a child’s life.
  • Gain an awareness of the Early Intervention Foundation (EIF) Resource Hub and the role of Reducing Parental Conflict Ambassadors and Integration Team.
  • Reflect on how to apply the evidence base into areas of work – strategic or operational.

Module 2: Recognising and Supporting Parents in Parental Conflict

By the end of this half-day, skills-based workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Recognise relationship distress at an early stage and when it is potentially damaging.
  • Support couples experiencing parental conflict and be empowered to act, report or refer should domestic abuse be disclosed/identified.
  • Revisit the stressors that may lead to parental conflict.
  • Recognise the role of fathers / male carers in a child’s life and understand the importance of including co-parents in all forms of co-parenting couples.
  • Build confidence and skills by using effective listening and questioning techniques to identify and discuss parental conflict triggers.
  • Understand your role and responsibilities in discussing parental conflict with parents, to help frontline practitioners assist parents to understand the impact of parental conflict on their children.

Facilitators: KnowledgePool


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