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Parenting Programmes

Please note our usual face to face programmes have been suspended during Covid19.  As an alternative we have developed a virtual online offer which you can take a look at below.

About our parenting programmes

Parenting programmes provide support, advice and guidance to parents and carers living in the Rochdale Borough. They are a great way of helping parents and carers understand the different behavioural and developmental stages of your baby/child/teenager. They are also a great way to meet others parents and carers with whom you can share ideas.  

All our programmes are delivered by experienced, trained practitioners who understand the joys and challenges of bringing up children. Our programmes can help you to find new ways and ideas for how you can work with your children, to problem solve, reduce stress and address any concerns you may have. You'll be encouraged to build upon your existing skills and learn from other parents and carers. Our programmes are intended to be educational and fun.

Programmes are delivered throughout the year in Rochdale, Heywood, Middleton and the Pennines throughout the year with morning, afternoon and evening sessions available.

Incredible Years Baby course (0-4 months old)

Incredible Years Baby is a 10 week programme for 2 hours a week. The course is for parents at risk of not bonding with their baby or finding it difficult to settle into a new routine​. The baby attends with the parent/carer​.

To discuss this course further please call 0300 303 0430​.

Webster Stratton Incredible Years course (2-8 years old)

For ages 2 to 8. ​Webster Stratton Incredible Years is a 14 week programme for 2 hours a week. You'll learn strategies around:

  • Tantrums.
  • Fights between siblings.
  • Bedtime problems.
  • Behaviour in public places.
  • Stealing.
  • Lying.​
  • Mealtime problems.​

To discuss further please call 0300 303 0430​.

Parent Plus Adolescent Parenting Programme (11-16 years old)

A practical evidence based programme for parents about the positive parenting of adolescents (aged 11 to 16), focusing on effective communication, problem solving and building positive relationships, as well as reducing conflict and behaviour difficulties.

This programme is currently delivered virtually using Zoom and runs for 8 weeks, 2 hours per week

To discuss further please call 0300 303 0430. 

Break4Change (B4C) - Child to Parent Violence/Abuse Programme for young people and their parents/carers (11-16 years old)

An adolescent family violence intervention programme designed to address young people’s violence and abuse towards parents/carers. It is a skills-based, restorative group programme for both young people and their parents/carers focusing on non-violence and mutual respect between family members.

This programme is 2 hours a week for 10 weeks.

Referrals are made by professionals by submitting a referral form to parenting@rochdale.gov.uk. Practitioners please log in to see refferal form.

This is a targeted programme and families must be on a multi-agency plan of support at Early Help or Children’s Social Care.

Who to contact

Telephone
0300 303 0430
E-mail
parenting@rochdale.gov.uk
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