You’ll find three webinars on this page, covering the use of technology to support parents and using technology to deliver training to practitioners.
Many of you have shifted your offer to parents from face-to-face groups to live virtual groups. Even after COVID, you may want to maintain the choice of a mixed offer. We have created a How to Guide, along with a live webinar that included practical and creative ideas to support parents and facilitators in running groups via a digital platform. You can access the webinar below if you missed it.
Feedback indicates there are many similarities to running the parenting groups as live virtual groups rather than face-to-face in using the Manual and running the activities. There are also differences! It is not a presentation by PowerPoint or similar. The key is to use the Facilitators’ Manual and run the activities. If you want to, you can replicate using a flipchart by using the Whiteboard function in Zoom or your digital platform. If you would like to divide parents into small groups, you can use the Breakout Room function in Zoom.
If you live in an area with a Multi User Licence to use our online courses across the population or are prepared to provide online courses for parents, it is possible to run a live group using the online course as a structure. Sounds confusing? Watch the next webinar by Karen Jackson in Hull.
Are you thinking about how to run live virtual groups for parents? Karen Jackson, an Early Help Parenting Coordinator from Hull, describes their experience of blending the use of the online course with a live group format.
Are you trying to support parents online? Dr Clea Thompson, a Principal Clinical Child Psychologist, and Lillian Rose, a Clinical Associate Psychologist from NHS Fife, present a free webinar sharing their experience of supporting families using the Solihull Approach Understanding your child, Understanding your baby and Understanding your teenager’s brain online courses. It includes feedback from parents and practitioners.