Barnsley Educational, Child and Community Psychology Service

Example areas of work:

hard to reach families - parent support groups on specific issues - asylum seekers - traveller communities - victims of domestic abuse - children who engage in harmful sexual behaviour.

Individual level work

  • Individual sessions with parents (3, 6  or 12 sessions) to develop strategies to support the child/young person’s difficulties within the home.
  • Individual sessions with parents to enhance their self-esteem and confidence regarding parenting.
  • Individual sessions with parents who have been subjected to domestic abuse.
  • Individual sessions with parents who have committed domestic abuse.
  • Work with parents to further develop their understanding of how abuse impacts on their child’s emotional development and behaviour.
  • Working with young offenders and children who engage in harmful sexual behaviour to support successful re-integration into school.

Group level work

  • Filming parent/child play sessions and reflecting with parent and child to develop more effective and constructive parenting approaches.
  • Group sessions with parents (3, 6 or 12 sessions) to develop strategies to support the child/young person's difficulties within the home. 
  • Group sessions with parents to enhance their self-esteem and confidence regarding parenting.
  • Group sessions with parents who have been subjected to domestic abuse.
  • Work with groups of parents to further develop their understanding of how abuse impacts on their child's emotional development and behaviour.
  • Family intervention work (therapeutic conversations, facilitating family activities) to address complex family issues (drug abuse, domestic violence, offending behaviour, unemployment, emotional wellbeing).