It is designed as a family-centered, trauma informed intervention that addresses alcohol abuse, anger management, and depression management, getting and giving responsibility, self-esteem building and improving school performance. Parents as Partners Training outlines the important combination of parent group sessions and home visits. The interactive training includes a curriculum set and practical application exercises.
|Module 1||Module 2|
|Introduction to Parents as Partners||Supporting Anger Management|
|Home Visit Training||Supporting Depression Management|
|Goal Setting Self-Esteem / Showing Care and Concern||Getting and Giving Responsibility|
|Supporting School SMARTS||Time Management|
|Supporting Drug Use Control||The Family Meeting|
|Helpful Tips: For Self-Care|
|Taking care of your spiritual, physical, psychological, and social needs will help you feel your best so you can be the best parent you can be. It’s important to set aside a little bit of time for self-care even when you feel like you don’t have a single second to devote to yourself. While there are many different self-care strategies for parents, it’s important to experiment with them to figure out which strategies work best for you.|
|Go for a Walk|
Exercise can be just as good for your mind as it is for your body. Though you might not always feel like you have time to hit the gym or to engage in an intense workout, fortunately, a brisk walk can be an excellent self-care strategy.
Whether you’re pushing a stroller or you’re walking by yourself, get your body moving for 20 minutes. A little extra activity can help you feel energized for the rest of the day.
|Mindfulness programs or simply a daily mindfulness practice can help you become more present—this is key to fully savoring what’s going on right now. Rather than replay something in your mind that happened yesterday or worry about what might happen later today, savoring the moment will help you enjoy what’s right in front of you now.|
|Take a Break from Electronics|
Scrolling through social media, surfing the internet, and binge-watching TV might seem like a good way to relax. On the contrary, those activities can sometimes cause more stress than they relieve.
Digital devices can create a lot of pressure to be "on.” Whether you feel compelled to reply to a work email late at night or you answer social media messages right before bed, your electronic habits might be taking a bigger toll on you than you realize.
|Schedule Time with Friends or Family|
Maintaining your social connections is an integral part of self-care. However, it can be difficult to find time to see friends and family, especially if the activities don’t involve the kids.
If you schedule a future social activity for yourself, it gives you something to look forward to (which can be a good self-care strategy in itself). Then, actually engaging in social activity will give another boost to your psychological well-being.
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