The Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities parent programme uniquely and creatively empowers parents. It provides techniques and strategies to achieve the following objectives:
Provide parents with information that will empower them with the courage and commitment needed to change any destructive parenting of their childhood, along with specific alternatives to the use of physical punishment as a primary teaching tool.
Assist parents in understanding, reviewing and utilising a “Process of Discipline” to create guidelines for modelling and teaching respectful behaviour. To enhance parent ability to “respond” as opposed to “react” to disrespectful behaviour.
Connect parents to the healthy aspects of their childhood, while also providing parents with strategies, skills, techniques and information needed to break the cycle of violence to self and others.
Present information within a “cultural framework” that validates and takes into consideration different cultural learning styles, different ethnic/cultural/spiritual values, and different family and historical experiences.
Provide parents with specific information and activities to assist them in teaching both younger and older children to understand and appreciate family/cultural values as they relate to the development of social skills needed to function successfully as an adult in this society.
Assist parents in building special relationships with their children that provide support and guidance. This is achieved by encouraging parents to clarify their own emotions and in so doing, encourage their children to express feelings in a respectful manner.
Decrease the sense of isolation by supporting parents in a parent programme, and provide parents with a mechanism for connecting to informal and formal community resources that are needed in order for meaningful and lasting changes to occur.
The Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill 2017- 2019 will bring in harsher penalties against those convicted of attacks on emergency crews – and will hopefully act as a deterrent in the future.
What do you make of this new bill? How you think it will work out? Let us know in the comments.
Over the weekend KLTV visited Highburton, to be a part of the opening of a new skatepark in memory of Isaac Nash, who was taken away by strong tides in a tragic accident while vacationing with his family in Anglesey in August 2014.
Isaac was swimming with his 10-year-old brother Xander when the tides picked up and it became difficult for them to swim.
Their dad and granddad, Adam and Paul Nash, both jumped in to try and save the brothers but only Xander could be rescued, and Isaac’s body was never found.
After the Tragedy, the Nash family formed the Isaac Nash Trust in his honour and vowed to build a community skatepark in his memory.
Over £100,000 was raised within a year of his passing thanks to generous donations from the community and groups such as RNLI who donated £10,000.
However, the project was delayed for quite some time after some of the local villagers, who were backed by local Conservative councillors, objected to the plans, as they believed it would attract anti-social behaviour.
Eventually though the plans went through and on Saturday (21nd April) over 1,000 guests joined Isaac’s family in a huge community event at Burton Acres Recreation Ground.
In this video we take a look at the new park and what it means for the Nash family, and the community as a whole.
The Weekly Wind-Up brings information and opinion to the people of Kirklees and the wider Yorkshire area.
On this episode of the Weekly Wind-Up, Dr Emma Kirke speaks to Maureen Winfield, an ambassador for Dementia UK.
Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe a range of progressive neurological disorders, that is, conditions affecting the brain. There are many different types of dementia, of which Alzheimer’s disease is the most common.
The Alzheimer’s Society (2015) reports there are over 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK today.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Dementia UK's national helpline on 0800 888 6678 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org