Training and Activities for families
We have seen a lot of success with the “Monster Inside” and it is what all of our programmes are based around. It is a concept that has been brought together using years of experience and knowledge of working with challenging children.
The project teaches both child and adult how to make informed choices and is a concept that we aim at all ages and at people from all walks of life. Everybody has a monster that will grow when poor choices are made, but can be squashed when we think about better options. This particular project is designed for the child and adult to work together in creating a happier environment for them.
The project runs for 5 weeks with the children in one workshop and the parents/carers in another workshop running simultaneously, with both groups working on the same topic each week. In week 5 both groups are brought together to discover what has been learnt.
The programme looks at family values, social media, developing good relationships with school, as well as strategies to manage those monsters.
We organise two family outings each year to give families the opportunity to have a relaxing and fun time together with as little stress as possible.
The first one of the year is to a theme park during the Whitsun school holiday and the second outing is to see a pantomime at Cliffs Pavilion in Southend in December.
We organise the tickets, arrange the coaches to get us there and even do a seating plan to try to match families to help start building a support network and to help newer families feel relaxed and valued.