As well as all the trainings, there are four comprehensive resource packs to support your work: for those who work antenatally, in the early years, in the school years (these are now available in paper format or e format) or in foster care and adoption. They are designed as a distance learning resource, with case studies and reflective questions to support moving theory to practice. They include and build on the information from the 2 Day Foundation Training.
You can learn to facilitate our range of face to face groups for parents and foster carers: the 5 session antenatal course, the 6 session postnatal course, the 8 session postnatal Plus course, the 10 session course for all parents of children aged 6 months to 18 years, the 10 session courses for parents of children with disabilities or ASD, the 10 session course for adoptive parents, the 12 session course for foster carers.
You can find out about our online courses for parents.
Currently, translations are available of the discussion leaflets in the First Five Years Resource Pack. These translations are slowly expanding.
Download free translations of the parent’s view and child’s view of sleeping, feeding, toileting and behaviour in Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Mandarin), Gujerati, Lithuanian, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Turkish, Urdu, Welsh.
Forum for practitioners
Information for facilitators of Solihull Approach groups
If you facilitate any of the Solihull Approach groups (antenatal, postnatal, postnatal plus, parenting, targeted parenting, adoptive parents, parents of children on the autistic spectrum, parents of children with disabilities, foster carers) please register your groups onto this website after you have finished the group.
You don’t have to create a log in to submit data returns, but if you do you will have access to your own My parenting groups, My data returns, My group details submissions and the ability to create a webpage for your group. You will also be able to access the Forum. And if you complete the My parenting groups form it will then automatically populate the My data returns form to make everything easier for you.
You can let people know that you are running a Solihull Approach group in your local area and create a free webpage for your group at My parenting groups. Parents will be able to see this at Ourplace, the website for parents.
You can see a record of all your registered groups at My group details submissions.
Information about Revisions of the Resource Packs & Manuals
Facilitator’s Manual for Understanding your child’s behaviour – April 2016 Download Document
Trainers’ Manual to deliver the 2 Day Foundation Training – 2014-2015 Download Document. Major revision in 2017.
Fostering and Adoption Resource Pack – 2016 Download Document
The First Five Years, School Years and the Antenatal Resource Pack (Journey to Parenthood) have all been comprehensively revised in 2017. There are too many changes to list. They are now available in a print version and in an e version. The print version has an optional add on of a Leaflet Pack where the leaflets can be downloaded to print.
Information for trainers
When you are training practitioners to be facilitators of any of the Solihull Approach groups (antenatal, postnatal, postnatal plus, parenting, targeted parenting, adoptive parents, parents of children on the autistic spectrum, parents of children with disabilities, foster carers) please emphasise how important it is to register their groups onto this website at Data returns after they have finished the group.
Password protected section for Solihull Approach Head Office trainers [coming soon]
Please continue to submit your invoices as soon as possible after you have completed the training to firstname.lastname@example.org