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Relate’s Advanced Professional Development on Reducing Parental Conflict

Date: Monday, 19th Dec 2022 | Category: Training

In association with Relate, we are pleased to announce more dates of the Advanced Professionals Development on the topic of Reducing Parental Conflict, following the positive feedback received on sessions held earlier in the year.

  • Five face-to-face delivery sessions will be held across districts to enable multi-agency partners to come together in their area to share practice and learning together.
  • There are also five virtual delivery dates to enable flexibility of attendance.

For this opportunity to develop and strengthen professional practice please see below for scheduled dates and venues.

What you will gain:

Participants will learn how to identify and understand the detrimental impact exposure 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.

Delivered by Relate, the full-day workshop (from 10am to 4.30pm) 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 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, you will:

  • Confidently be able to explain to parents how conflictive behaviours being used by them and others within the family network can have a negative impact on family life in particular the children.
  • Explore and reflect on your own internal biases and/or personal experiences, and how these may impact or stop you from recognising or responding to signs of family conflict early on, in your interactions with the families you support.
  • Use real life experience and professional practice 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. Use 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 legalities of shared parental responsibility and managing the rights of both parents.
  • Gain awareness and signposting to other services including use of the FISH, as well as 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.

Available dates and times

Online Sessions

Date Time Booking Link
24 January 2023 10.00 – 16.30 Click here to book now
6 February 2023 10.00 – 16.30 Click here to book now
14 March 2023 10.00 – 16.30 Click here to book now
18 May 2023 10.00 – 16.30 Click here to book now
6 July 2023 10.00 – 16.30 Click here to book now


Face to Face Delivery

Date Time Venue Booking Link
11 January 2023 10.00 – 16.30 Totton Hub (Southampton) Click here to book now
27 February 2023 10.00 – 16.30 Dame Mary Fagan House, Basingstoke Click here to book now
16 March 2023 10.00 – 16.30 Havant Plaza Civic Centre, Havant Click here to book now
9 May 2023 10.00 – 16.30 Northfields House, Winchester Click here to book now
12 July 20023 10.00 – 16.30 Dame Mary Fagan House, Basingstoke Click here to book now