Family Centres

Family Work at Day Centres includes:

 

Parenting Capacity Assessments - This work can involve Case Planning, Child Protection Processes, Looked after Children & Court Work.

 

Parenting Programme - This service aims support and enable carer’s to manage their children in difficult circumstances.  This service is available on an Individual basis and can incorporate mediation work.

 

Personal Development Group - This group is aimed at parents whose children attend the Day Centre. The group aims to promote self esteem and personal development.  This group uses a range of approaches, relaxation, stress management, aromatherapy, and promotes positive parenting.

 

Assessment Work - Assessment work is also carried out at the Day Centre aimed at improving the quality of contact

 

Family Group Conferencing - Some staff members are trained facilitators in Family Group Conferencing.  This model enables families to develop their own solutions to family difficulties.

 

 

Toddlers Group (2-3 yrs). This group allows children: 

  • Play in a safe structured environment
  • Encourages children to meet their developmental milestones.
  • Can inform situations where ongoing monitoring or assessment is required.

 

The group also allows children to:

  • Can support & advise parents in the care of their child.
  • Can offer the opportunity for Individual work if appropriate, for social interaction.
  • Provides a nurturing, therapeutic environment that can be of benefit to children who are experiencing difficulties in their lives.
  • Can offer both child and parent respite from difficult situations

 

Special Needs Group. This group operates sessions for Pre-school children assessed as having some additional needs.  The group aims to:

  • To provide care and stimulation for pre school children with disabilities and development delay
  • To provide respite parents , assist and support them in their caring task.
  • To work in partnership with other Professionals and families to promote child’s development.
  • To offer parents the chance to meet together from time to time to share information and for mutual support.
  • To offer opportunity for individual work as appropriate
  • Can inform situations where ongoing monitoring and assessment is needed.
  • To Provide a nurturing, therapeutic environment that can be of benefit to children

 

Crèche (1-2 yrs). This allows children to: 

  • Play in a safe structured environment
  • Encourages children to meet their developmental milestones.
  • Can inform situations where ongoing monitoring or assessment is required.
  • Can support & advise parents in the care of their child.

 

After Schools Groups (4-11yrs):

There is provision for two After Schools groups, one aimed at Primary 1-2, and the other for Primary 3-7 year olds.  Children generally participate in one or two sessions per week. 

 

The aim of the Group is:

  • To provide a safe structured environment that allows school age children the opportunity to play and develop appropriate social skills.
  • Can inform situations where on going monitoring or assessment is required.
  • Can offer the opportunity for Individual or Small Group Work to meet child’s identified needs.
  • Provides a nurturing environment that can be of benefit to children experiencing difficulties in their lives.
  • Provide support to parents/carers in the care of their child.
  • Offer parent and child respite from difficult situations.
  • Encourages children to maximise their potential.

 

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