Programmes

Care option Description Code Unit
Outpatient
Commissioned presentations We offer workshops and presentations to commissioning organisations as well as to professional groups, organisations and conferences. Per day
Family Partnership Model foundation training course The course consists of 10 sessions, each lasting three-and-a-half hours, with up to 12 participants. The sessions are usually run over five days at weekly intervals. Each session addresses the theoretical and practical skills of the FPM. Participants are expected to complete short reading and practical assignments between sessions.

The content of the course covers the needs of families, the aims and the processes of helping, the nature of the parent-professional relationship, the qualities and skills of the helper, the exploration of problems, personal construing, ways of facilitating change and collaborative problem solving.
Per day for 5 days
Supplementary modules pregnancy and parenting from birth to adulthood Supplementary modules can be added to the core training or commissioned independently. The supplementary modules and specialist training include: Modules
• Antenatal and postnatal interviews (half to one full day)
• Early promotion and prevention (three to five days)
• Parenting toddlers (three to five days)

Specialist training courses
• Extended courses for social workers and health visitors (eight to 12 days)
• Supporting parents with mental health problems (five days)
Per day
Family Partnership Model supervisor course This course is for people to improve their skills in the supervision of practitioners. It is based upon the FPM and parallels the foundation course in theory, skills development and the style and format of the training. It involves two facilitators working with groups of up to 12 participants over 10 half-day sessions. Per day for 5 days
Family Partnership Model facilitator course This course is for people who wish to learn how to facilitate the FPM foundation course. Participants should usually have already completed the FPM foundation course and have previous experience in facilitating groups. The course consists of six full days, usually conducted at weekly intervals for groups of up to 12 people. Per day for 6 days
Family Partnership Model trainer programme This programme is open to experienced facilitators of the foundation FPM training course and enables participants to deliver the facilitator course. Each course is designed specifically for the particular group, but will usually involve six full days of training at weekly intervals, for up to 12 participants. Per day for 6 days
FPM supervision and consultancy Supervision
We provide skilled supervision for practitioners using the FPM in their work, and managers implementing service redesign based on the approach. It is appropriate for frontline practitioners working directly with families, or for people who are acting as supervisors, facilitators or trainers. We can provide supervision on a one-to-one basis or in groups, in a face-to-face situation, telephone or video conference. This service may be commissioned by organisations or individuals and the content, length, number and frequency of sessions is negotiated to suit the needs of the participants.

Consultancy
We offer a range of consultancy options to organisations considering or already using the FPM in their work. Consultancy can encompass any area of implementation: application of family partnership to work, service structure, training, supervision, evaluation, research, integration and maintenance. Flexible packages are available to meet people’s needs.
Per day The minimum booking is a half-day session
EPEC training and development We provide an accredited 10-day course to prepare peer facilitators to be able to lead parenting groups using the Being a Parent approach. During the training, parent participants are introduced and participate in the Being a Parent programme, which covers key parenting topics including parent and child self-esteem, managing feelings, understanding behaviour, child-centred listening and play skills, setting limits and positive behaviour management. The participants then concentrate on the key knowledge and skills required to facilitate the Being a Parent course, such as the skills and qualities for supporting parents and their parenting skills, skills and methods for coping with children’s behaviour, group work theory and practice, and ethical issues in parenting programmes. Per day for 10 days
EPEC supervision and consultation Supervision
We provide skilled supervision for peer facilitators using the EPEC system and for managers supporting its introduction. Supervision is on a one-to-one basis or in groups, in a face-to-face situation or via telephone or video conference. This service may be commissioned by organisations and the content, length, number and frequency of sessions is negotiated to suit the needs of the participants.

Consultancy
We offer a range of consultancy options to organisations considering or already using the EPEC system in their work.
Per day The minimum booking is a half-day session
Research and evaluation We encourage, support and work in collaboration with commissioning organisations to evaluate the implementation and impact of FPM and EPEC, including the planning and preparation of applications for external research and evaluation funding. Per day