Groups for parents

Please contact us for details of costs all courses.

‘How to Talk so Kids will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk’

Adapted by COPES from the book of the same title by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish, this course runs for 6 weeks for up to 12 parents, to address communication issues with children in the home.

The Incredible Years

An American parenting course developed by Carolyn Webster-Stratton, this course runs for 10-14 weeks. This evidence-based parenting programme focuses on strengthening parenting competencies and fostering parent involvement in children’s school experiences, to promote children’s academic, social and emotional skills and reduce conduct problems.


‘Stop’ is an 11 week programme for parents of young people aged 11 – 16, and aims to give parents a greater understanding about the developmental process of their teenage child. Sessions include the following topics: Alcohol, Conflict & Aggression, Sex & Relationships, Praise & Encouragement, Setting the Limits and much more.

Insiders’ Guide

A series of 5 parent support courses focusing on what it means to parent a child with additional needs, such as a disability, special educational need, complex health or behaviour issue. It aims to build parents’ resilience and well-being so they are well placed to enjoy the journey bringing up their children.  Designed to be jointly delivered by parents and practitioners, Insiders’ Guide models the capacity to work co-operatively together to create better outcomes for children, young people and families.

Co-parenting groups for parents who live apart

Run as two sets of 4 x 2-hour sessions as each parent attends separately, this programme supports separated parents to work together better in the best interests of their children. The aim is to support parents to find better ways of communicating without conflict, thereby supporting their children who are suffering as a result of the conflict caused by parental separation. Parents do not attend together, so that they are free to talk about their individual circumstances.  The programme aims to support attending parents with information on the separation process, how it can affect them and their children, and how to change things for the better.

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