Parenting Groups

Safer Children,
Stronger Families,
Healthier Communities

Bessborough Centre Child and Family Services offer a range of parenting support groups to parents looking to advance their parenting craft or gain support in areas of parenting that pose a challenge.

Circle of Security

Circle of Security® is a parent-reflection program offering the core components of the evidence-based Circle of Security protocol to help foster more secure parent child-relationships. The group helps parents understand their child’s emotional world by learning to read emotional needs, support their child’s ability to successfully manage emotions and enhance the development of their child’s self esteem.

Non Violent Resistance

The NVR Programme is suitable for any parent/carer who feels controlled, intimidated or threatened by their child/teenager. It is also for any parent/carer who feels that they have to adapt their own behaviour because of threats or use of abuse or violence from their child or teenager. This is known as child to parent violence.

Parenting When Separated:

Parenting When Separated is a short parenting course for parents preparing for, going through or who have gone through a separation or divorce. The aim of the programme is to help parents: Solve co-parenting problems in a positive way that focused on the needs of children; Cope with the emotional impact of separation and learn stress management techniques; Help your children to cope with the impact of separation both emotionally and practically; Enhance communication with their children and with their children’s other parent.

Groups will be advertised on the news section of our website when before they are due run. If you would like to put your name on a waiting list for a group, please use this form.

Also See:

The Lime Tree Project

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Infant Mental Health

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Bessborough Crèche

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