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.
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Kyle is Joined by Jan Scrine from the Milestone Society, which has completed many heritage projects. One of which is to restore old milestones and finger signs.
After completion of the packhorse trail, some months ago now. She's hit on the idea of using the poem the Highwayman. As a way to teach children, not only the history surrounding milestones but also to teach children measurements in yards and miles.
The Highwayman video along with a teaching resource will be available for download on the Milestone Society websites soon.
On Thursday 13 July the Mayor of Kirklees, Cllr Christine Iredale will be hosting a special civic event where community leaders, members of the Bosnian community, local councillors and representatives...