Event Details

Families First Parent Carer Support Group

Upcoming Workshops for Parents and Carers of Children with ASD/Developmental Difficulties

Run by Cassie Bennett, Family Support Worker and Shân Jones, Actus Education 

Free to attend at the Integrated Children’s Centre, Blaina. You do not have to be working with Families First to attend.

5 sessions during the coming months

1. The Developing Brain   30th April, 2018

How does your child’s brain work, what affects its development, and how you can support its development.

2. Adverse Childhood Experiences – ACE’s 14th May 2018

Experiencing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) means children who experience stressful and poor quality childhoods are more likely to perform poorly in school, to adopt health-harming behaviours during adolescence which can lead to mental health illnesses and diseases such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes later in life. This session will give an insight into what is meant when children experience trauma and the effect it may have. 

3. Emotional Intelligence 4th June 2018

Emotional intelligence is the ability to perceive, control and evaluate emotions - in oneself and others - and to use that information appropriately. Individual with good emotional intelligence have been shown to be good at achieving life goals. Find out how to support and encourage it in your children.

4. Attachment  2nd July 2018

Secure attachment to their caregiver gives children confidence to explore their environment and develop a good sense of self-esteem. This will help the child grow up to be a happy and functioning adult. Find out how to develop secure attachments with your child.

5. Bullying – Everybody’s business 16th July 2018 

Children have highlighted that bullying is an issue. Find out how we tell the difference between bullying and conflict and strategies for dealing with bullying behaviour.

You do not have to be working with Families First to attend

If you would like further information or to book a place please contact Cassie on: cassie.bennet@blaenau-gwent.gov.uk 01495 355584