All families will be expected to attend a weekly Family Therapy Meeting.
These meetings are sometimes with parents on their own and sometimes involve your child. We will work with you on how you can manage the challenges of life at home in a safe and effective way and explore ways of tackling emotional and behavioural difficulties that present at home. We will work with you all on building more positive relationships. We recognise that parents are often under considerable strain when their children come to Collingham. We strongly believe in helping parents make use of the respite an inpatient admission offers to regroup in their own lives and we offer parents opportunities to discuss how they can do this.
On some occasions we have found the use of video recording to be helpful for families.
All families are invited to attend a weekly Parents' Drop-in Group on Monday mornings. Coffee, tea and biscuits are provided and there is the opportunity to talk together with other parents.
We run a Parenting Skills Group on Friday for a series of sessions during every child's admission.