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Here are the resources we found for family for parents and families:
(Featured resource)The Engage toolkit support black and minority ethnic young people who are young carers, and their families. The Engage toolkit brings together information, resources and links to help develop and implement best policy and practice for services to support black and minority ethnic young carers and their families.
YoungSibs is for children and young people who have a brother or sister who is disabled, has special educational needs or a serious long-term condition. YoungSibs is aimed at young people in the UK aged between 6 and 17.
Wolverhampton 360 is a service aimed at helping young people who may be worried about a parent’s drinking, gambling or drug use; or may have problems of their own. Whatever the reason, experienced staff and volunteers are on hand to help to provide information advice and guidance.
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Coping with Disruptive Teenagers
This is a free to access resource, available through the Relate website. This resource gives parents and carers information in regards to coping with disruptive teenagers. The information sheet has three main sections, understanding teenagers, teenage psychology and tips for coping.
I’m Worried My Teenager’s Friends are a Bad Influence
This is a free to access resource, available through the Relate website. The information given is clear and concise, and the language used is easy to understand, so it should be accessible be everyone. This resource gives parents and carers information in regards to their teenagers friends, and if they feel that they are a bad influence on the teenager. The information sheet is broken down into 2 main sections. These are; talking to the teenager and meeting the friends yourself.
Setting Boundaries for Teenagers
This is a free to access resource, available through the Relate website. The information given is clear and concise, and the language used is easy to understand, so it should be accessible be everyone. This resource gives parents and carers information in regards to setting boundaries for their teenagers. The information sheet gives parents and carers tips on how to set ground rules and set boundaries.
Attachment is often referred to as the relationship or bond between a child and their main caregiver, which develops during the early years of life. Sometimes this bond does not develop well for a number of different reasons, such as illness or life events.
This page from the Black Country CAMHS site provides an introduction to attachment difficulties, and tips to support young people.
Self-Care for Single Parents
Being a single parent can be hard, it often feels like you live your entire life looking after your child. However, it is also important that you remember to look after yourself in the process. This infographic from DadSolo shares self-care tips for single parents.
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Stress and its impact on family relationships
(Featured resource)People seem more stressed than ever, and never more so than in the family. No matter how the family unit is constructed: traditional, single parent, fostered, they all share similarities in the stresses and strains they encounter. This article examines the issues of stress and family relationships, and suggests ideas to reduce stress in the home.