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Parenting interventions

Parenting interventions are designed to give parents and carers a greater insight into their child’s needs and how they can support them. Parenting interventions can be especially useful when a child has a special educational need and/or disability (SEND). At HSR Psychology, we mould our parenting interventions around the family’s situation and needs.

Who is suitable for a parenting intervention?

At HSR Psychology, parenting interventions may be suitable for any parent or carer who wants support with understanding and meeting their child’s needs.

Parenting interventions may be suitable for parents who: 

To find out how a parenting intervention could be useful for you or someone you know then please contact us to find out more.

What are the benefits of a parenting intervention?

Parenting interventions brings many benefits for the parent/carer and child or young person, including:

Followinga parenting intervention there will be several recommendations for supporting the young person, this will help you to maintain a good level of confidence and understanding.

What happens prior to a parenting intervention?

A parenting intervention can be carried out following the initial discussion. Our process is outlined below.

Our process

At HSR Psychology we ensure that we meet the needs of children and young people. To achieve this we ensure that any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work, is only carried out following an initial discussion.

An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Having an initial discussion ensures any services we provide appropriately identify or address needs.

Our process for any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work is as follows:

Step 1: Contact us

We will usually be contacted by the child or young person, parent or carer, or another professional (eg education or health).

You can contact us or complete a referral

Step 2: Arrange an initial discussion

An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Arrange an initial discussion

Step 3: Review our recommendations

Following an initial discussion we will send you an email that includes:

  • Next steps recommendations - to provide a bespoke package of support. For example:
    • Assessments
    • Reports
    • Information gathering
    • Meeting
    • Interventions
    • Consultancy
    • Reviews
  • Costing - we will provide costings for any services recommended.

Step 4: Let's get started

On receipt of the next steps recommendations and costing you can decide how to proceed. Once you have decided contact us to arrange the chosen services.

What happens during a parenting intervention?

Primarily, the HSR Psychology team member will often work to give the parent/carer a greater insight into how their child might be developing physically, mentally and emotionally. If the child or young person has a SEND, the psychologist may explain to the parent/carer how their child or young person is developing differently to the general population. The parent/carer will usually learn techniques for coping with the stresses of parenthood and strategies for helping their child(ren) maximise their potential. The parent might be encouraged to take the perspective of the child during unique scenarios which will improve their parent-child relationship. Parenting interventions can take the form of one-to-one sessions, group training or workshops.

What happens after a parenting intervention?

After a parenting intervention we will have a clear idea of a child or young person’s needs and how to reach their true potential. Following a parenting intervention it may be found to be appropriate that we plan follow up sessions, if required. The outcomes from a parenting intervention can be given to you through a feedback session, and an additional written report if needed. We offer follow up support to ensure that you are supported throughout the entire process of an intervention.

Does a parenting intervention come with a report?

Comprehensive reports are always recommended after an intervention. This will include what took place during our input, the impact of this involvement and recommendations for going forward into the future. One of our comprehensive reports is available following a parenting intervention highlighting effective strategies unique to the individual's situation. Reasons for requesting a parenting intervention vary. Verbal feedback can be provided alongside a short summary if a full written report is not required. You can read about our reports here.

HSR values: Child-centred

How a parenting intervention helped John

John found it difficult to support his son’s behavioural outbursts, so he came to us to support his son. Find out how we helped.

John’s son Tom has ADHD and John came to HSR Psychology for help. Tom would often be suspended from school due to disruptive behaviour, this caused John a lot of stress and anxiety. John wanted us to help him to understand his son’s condition and how he could help reduce Tom’s behavioural outbursts.

We worked with the school, John and Tom to raise awareness of the difficulties that Tom was experiencing. John was taught some useful coping strategies for dealing with difficult situations e.g. when Tom would throw objects out of frustration. Not only did we advise John on how to reduce this behaviour and calm Tom, but we also equipped him with techniques for keeping himself calm and collected. At school, an action plan was implemented to support Tom when in school, this included having one-to-one sessions with the school’s SENCO.

Due to our involvement Tom’s support system was strengthened, both in school and outside of school. Within school, Tom’s concentration improved, leading to fewer suspensions from school. At home, John was able to understand his son on a new level, leading to a strengthened bond between them. By using a joined-up approach we made sure that John felt supported from different angles, which led to a reduction in his stress and anxiety levels so he could best support his son, Tom.

Arrange an initial discussion

Arrange an initial discussion to find out how we can benefit your education setting. The initial discussion lasts 2 hours and is a starting point to identify needs. The cost is £180.

  • No waiting lists
  • Experienced psychologists
  • Includes recommendation summary

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