Family Programmes

 

The Bold Moves Approach:

 

Bold Moves builds on many years of experience supporting parents through conflict and putting children first. We use single gender group work sessions to investigate the core issues and develop problem solving techniques to create solutions, help support parents move on, take perspective and make more informed decisions.


We support parents by developing post separation parenting plans used to support compromise and family court final hearings and by listening carefully to each parents’ point of view we support the identified points of agreement and compromise where mediation has not been successful or cannot be attended due to partner violence.


We develop clear and professional working relationships with parents, supporting them to negotiate the complex family court process, with emotional support and professional and experienced advice on separation, safeguarding and risk issues where necessary.


All programmes we deliver are researched with Bedfordshire University to assure their effectiveness. This supports us in being able to consistently improve and develop our programmes and strategies, so that ultimately children spend the least time possible going through the family court process.

 

Family Man Programme

The Family Man is a 10-session programme that supports fathers learn child and parent focused skills and how to use these skills after separation.

Who is suitable for this programme?

 

  • Where there has been on-going conflict in the separated relationship.
  • Where the conflict is thought to be having a negative impact on the children.
  • Where fathers would like to re-focus on their parenting skills post separation.
  • Where fathers would like to look at separation from the children’s perspective.
  • Where fathers would like to come to positive compromises with their ex partners regarding parenting post separation.
  • Where fathers would like to learn more about child development and safeguarding.

 

Who is not suitable for this programme?

 

Fathers with mental health or current substance misuse problems.

Where there has been significant domestic abuse in the relationship.

Where fathers do not have an appropriate comprehension of the English Language. 

 

What the programme teaches

 

Child Development, conflict management, positive parenting, emotional management, perspective taking, problem solving, communication skills, positive relationships, setting clear boundaries and developing positive parenting post separation and on-going resilience skills.

Mums Space

Mums Space is a 12-session programme that supports mums look at parenting post separation, develop resilience skills, child and parent focused skills and look at the impact separation is having on children and mums’ emotional wellbeing.

Who is suitable for this programme?

 

  • Where there has been on-going conflict in the separated relationship.
  • Where the conflict is thought to be having a negative impact on the children.
  • Where mothers need to look at separation from their children’s perspective.
  • Where mothers need to come to positive compromises with their ex partners regarding parenting post separation.

 

Who is not suitable for this programme?

 

  • Mothers with mental health or current substance misuse problems.
  • Where there has been significant domestic abuse in the relationship.
  • Where mothers do not have an appropriate comprehension of the English Language.
     

What the programme teaches
 

Similar skills to those taught to Dads attending the Family Man programme- complimentary programme for mums where Dads are attending the Family Man programme.

 
The programme recognises that those that have been abused can also be abusers and looks at child development, communication skills, emotional control and letting go of hurt. It starts to prepare women for any future goals they want to achieve and what is available for them in the community.

Surviving relationship breakdowns for Dads

This is a 7-session programme for Dads who are having trouble moving on from their previous relationship, it focuses primarily on reducing feuding with ex partners and looking at ways of moving on and developing a more positive future, with the children in mind.

The pain of a break up with the mother of the children may have led to anger and frustration and conflict which may have led to reduced or no contact with the children.

The programme supports men to look at their expectations for the future learn skills to emotionally move on from their previous relationships and let go of the past and allow space for a more positive future. The programme focuses on recognising emotions, emotional intelligence, managing hurt, anger and the trauma that maybe related to breakups.

The programme cannot be delivered via translation and is not suitable where there has been significant domestic abuse in the relationship, or where fathers have current issues with substance misuse

Surviving relationship breakdowns for Mums

This programme is the complimentary programme for Mums.  Where mums are locked in to a no-win situation regarding child contact and past relationship issues. 
The primary focus is for the Mums to be child and parent focused and to work towards more harmonised co-parenting with their ex-partner.

The programme consists of 7 sessions that look at better communication skills, letting go of past relationship conflict, emotional management, taking responsibility for their behaviour and learning to support their children in a relationship with their father, so the children feel safe and happy in both homes.

 
The programme looks at mums fears of children having contact with their fathers, safeguarding, the emotional impact of breakup’s, mums’ experiences of separation and developing a new vision of success for the future.

 
Mums can also attend where fathers are resident parents to focus on emotional management and reintegration into their children’s lives.


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