What We Do
A family support worker is someone who helps families in need of practical or emotional support, particularly when difficulties arise around parenting and the wellbeing of children.
Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
This is a clinical intervention, delivered by a fully qualified PG Cert Psychotherapist in low intensity CBT. CBT Therapists work with young people who are experiencing low mood, anxiety and behavioural difficulties. This is a one to one intervention with young people and typically lasts for 6 sessions.
Attendance and Welfare Service
The Attendance Officer uses attendance data in school to identify cases of low attendance and then will begin work with the family to help improve attendance. This often involves safeguarding if the attendance and welfare officer observes something, resulting in social care intervention.
Drawing and Talking Therapy
This is a clinical intervention, delivered by a fully qualified PG Dip Psychotherapist in Parent Therapy. Drawing and Talking is a safe, nonintrusive therapeutic method of working with children who may have underlying emotional difficulties, or have suffered some form of trauma, loss or upheaval which is preventing them from realising their full potential. The minimum age is 5 years and there is no maximum age range. Sessions are for 30 minutes, usually in school and the course runs for 12 weeks.
Helping the Non Compliant Child
This is a clinical intervention, delivered by a fully qualified PG Dip Psychotherapist in Parent Therapy. The HNC programme includes both the parent and the child together in the sessions with the overall aim of developing a positive relationship between parent and child. This programme is a treatment programme rather than a prevention programme and it is targeted for children who present with behaviours typically seen with oppositional defiance disorder and/or conduct disorder. This is likely to be children who display defiance, aggression, destruction of property, deceit, poor concentration and those that are highly challenging for parents. It is targeted at children aged between 4 – 8 years (or those that are developmentally within this age range).
From Timid To Tiger
This is a clinical intervention, delivered by a fully qualified PG Dip Psychotherapist in Parent Therapy. From Timid to Tiger is a parenting based approach to managing anxiety in primary school aged children. It is based on evidence that anxious children benefit from a parenting style that is clear, calm and consistent whilst being sympathetic to the symptoms that children feel as a result of anxiety. The sessions will offer practical tips and advice on things that parents can do to help their child cope with their anxiety and overcome challenges they face.
Teen Work - You and Your Teen Working Together
SWFV own one to one parenting programme, co-written by fully qualified PG Dip Psychotherapists in Parent Therapy and school teachers for SWFV. This is an 8 session parenting programme focussed on social and emotional coaching, educating parents on psychology and anxiety, strategies to manage anxiety, praise for positive behaviour, clear instructions and appropriate consequences.
This is a clinical intervention, delivered by a fully qualified PG Dip Psychotherapist in Parent Therapy. The Incredible Years Parenting Programme is designed to strengthen parent/child interactions and promote positive attachments and support parents to reduce harsh discipline measures. The overall aim is to reduce emotional and behavioural difficulties and increase academic attainment. The ethos of the Incredible Years Parent Programme is to be inclusive. A facilitator will offer content and guidance, but the parents are ultimately responsible for home practice and feedback. Each session follows a similar agenda with a proportion of time at the beginning to share home practice experiences, both positive and negative, followed by the week’s session content and ending in home activity handouts.