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Therapeutic Groups

Do you have several families you are supporting who may benefit from a parent coaching programme? SORT is able to develop bespoke parent programmes based on different therapeutic approaches to support a variety of presentations including mental health, conduct, or behavioural presentations. We can meet with professionals/teams for a consultation to discuss specific needs for your client group. As well as bespoke parent programmes we also offer the following manualised, evidence-based programmes.  Prices for groups can be discussed and agreed depending on the package being requested.  

Non-violent Resistance (NVR) 

We offer a 10 session therapeutic group for parents/carers of children aged between 7-18 years old. In order to create a safe and interactive space we offer no more than 14 spaces per group (8 spaces minimum). The group is based on NVR principles and supports parents/carers to develop tools and techniques to care for young people who display challenging attitudes and behaviours. These behaviours may include violence/aggression, controlling, coercive or destructive behaviours where parents feel scared, controlled by their children or distant in their parent/child relationship. 

Parents are guided through the key principles of de-escalation, parental presence, parental self-care, support networks, emotional intelligence and regulation and connection as well as techniques such as an announcement, self-announcement, sit in, campaign of concern, reconciliation gestures and relapse planning.  

What is included in the package; 

  • A free 30 minute virtual consultation to provide more information about the group, to check the group is right for the family and to discuss the family's needs and goals. 

  • An allocated a case holder who will consider the family's needs in the individual sessions and tailor information accordingly. 

  • 8 x 2 hour group sessions that cover the core principles of the NVR programme and additional strategies tailored to the groups needs. 

  • A 30 minute virtual individual session to clarify any material from the group and to think with the family about how to tailor strategies to their child.  

  • A further 2 hour session 6 weeks after the group has finished for graduate parents to make sure that changes are sustainable and build on lasting connections they have made with other parents. 

  • Information slides will be provided so that parents/carers can review at a time that suits them and help with sustaining lasting change. 

We are able to tailor NVR groups to specific needs such as parents who have experienced domestic violence, difficulties attending school, foster parents, adoptive parents, parents/carers of children with a neurological diagnosis such as ADHD/Autism/Sensory processing, children on the edge of care or parents of children who struggle with their mental health (i.e. emotional regulation, anxiety, self-harm, low mood). This is not an exhaustive list of presentations, and we are able to think with professionals about specific requirements of a group to meet the needs of the families you are supporting.  

 

Incredible Years Informed  

We offer a 10 session Incredible Years informed group for parents/carers of children aged between 2-8 years old. To create a safe and interactive space we offer no more than 14 spaces per group (8 spaces minimum). The group in based on Webster Stratton’s evidence based Incredible Years preschool basic programme developed to support children with conduct disorder or difficulties with emotional regulation. The goal is to support parents to respond to young children's behavioural difficulties and promote their social, emotional, and academic competence. 

Parents are guided through principles of play, emotion coaching, social coaching, academic and persistence coaching, praise, effective limit setting, time out, rewards, natural and logical consequences, ignore and problem solving.  

What is included in the package:  

  • A free 30 minute virtual consultation to provide more information about the group, to check the group is right for the family and to discuss the family's needs and goals. 

  • An allocated a case holder who will consider the family's needs and tailor information accordingly. 

  • 9x 2 hour group sessions each focussed on a different principle of the programme.

  • A further 2 hour session 6 weeks after the group has finished for graduate parents to make sure that changes are sustainable and build on lasting connections they have made with other parents. 

  • Information slides will be provided so that parents/carers can review at a time that suits them and help with sustaining lasting change.

For further information about the groups we run please contact us for a discussion about your service needs. 

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