Parent Education and Skills Training

As any parent would agree the challenges associated with bringing up a child are numerous and at times can be overwhelming. At Nurturing Minds and Hearts we assist parents to understand what their child needs from them to foster their emotional, social, physical and intellectual development. We work one-on-one or in groups with parents to manage specific problems or situations your child is facing and provide parents with the tools to support their child through their difficulties.

Parent training has been found effective in helping parents to manage their stress levels and develop better coping mechanisms, which in turn provides a healthier more controlled home environment.
Specific training:

  • The Circle of Security Parenting Program – is a relationship based early intervention program designed to enhance attachment security between parents and children
  • DIR/Floortime – a specific therapy approach designed to foster a child’s development and growth

Foster/Kinship Carer Training

Nurturing Minds and Hearts provides education and training to foster and kinship carers about the impact of trauma on a child’s development. We offer one-on-one or group training sessions. Would you like to know more about why your foster child?

  • Has difficulty to comfort
  • Has trouble trusting you or is over-trusting of others
  • Displays inappropriate sexual behaviour towards other children
  • Has difficulties with their mood which can go from zero to 10 in a matter of seconds
  • Likes wearing clothing that may be inappropriate for weather conditions (i.e, wears a woolly jumper on a hot day)
  • Constantly wets their bed
  • Has difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep
  • Does not show interest in personal hygiene (i.e., showering, brushing teeth)
  • Hoards food
  • Is impulsive and does not think about consequences of their actions
  • Seems developmentally delayed (i.e., only few words to communicate, cannot do physical activities like children of the same age)
  • Has difficulty making and keeping friends
  • Becomes very dysregulated when he/she has contact with biological parents
  • Has anger outbursts that disrupt the whole family