NEW: Advance Development for Professionals on Reducing Parental Conflict

9 March 2022 — In association with Relate, the Hampshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (HSCP) are pleased to announce its latest virtual webinar, Advance Development for Professionals on Reducing Parental Conflict.

Participants will learn how to identify and understand the detrimental impact exposure to a level of parental conflict can have on a child or children living in the family. They will determine how to respond, protect children and support parents.

The full-day workshop (from 10am to 4pm) will enhance practitioners’ skills, knowledge and confidence in developing professional practice when managing parental conflict. Practitioners will develop confidence in the implementation of a framework and models to support them in providing a proportionate response when there is conflict between parents.

This course, run and developed by Relate, provides professionals with a greater depth of knowledge and can be used to gain further insight following attendance at the 1.5 hour ‘Increased Awareness Webinar on Reducing Parental Conflict’.

This interactive workshop is recommended for multi-agency professionals who work with families, such as schools, community health workers, substance misuse, adult mental health, domestic abuse and family support services as well as, intensive support workers and social workers.

By attending this workshop, participants will:

  • Confidently be able to explain to parents how conflictive behaviours within the family network can have a negative impact on family life, in particular on the children.
  • Explore and reflect on your own internal biases and/or personal experiences, and how these may impact on your recognition and response to signs of family conflict early on in your interactions with the families you support.
  • Use real life experience to enhance learning and address scenarios such as disguised compliance, non-engagement, and boundary setting to reduce conflict from hindering meaningful intervention and overshadowing the needs of the child.
  • Further develop skills and confidence in initiating restorative, strength-based challenging conversations. Using scenario-based case studies to address topics including parents in distressed relationships, separated parents, same-sex parents and parents with additional needs.
  • Increase comprehension, knowledge, and guidance on the legalities of shared parental responsibility and managing the rights of both parents.
  • Gain awareness and signposting to services, and access to reflection tools to assist parents to review their own parenting style, conflict triggers and emotional regulation.

How to book

Please visit the HSCP events booking page to book your free place. Alternatively, select your preferred date below and book direct.

If you do not currently have a HSCP training account, then you will need to register and create an account first before booking.

Available dates and times

1 April 2022 (10:00 – 16:00)

6 April 2022 (10:00 – 16:00)

8 April 2022 (10:00 – 16:00)

29 April 2022 (10:00 – 16:00)

6 May 2022 (10:00 – 16:00)

13 May 2022 (10:00 – 16:00)

20 May 2022 (10:00 – 16:00)

8 June 2022 (10:00 – 16:00)