Seventeen Children and family workers and clergy were licensed recently as facilitators for Care for the family’s ‘Let’s Stick together training’, which looks at relationship habits for new parents.
Research has shown that family breakdown is most common during the early years of parenthood .One in five children see their parents separate before the end of their first year in school , but this can be reduced with small changes in couples’ behaviour.
Let’s Stick Together is a powerful one-hour session that seeks to help new mums and dads. Based on sound research, the session teaches simple principles to which all parents can easily relate. Whether married, cohabiting or single, parents find it useful, enjoyable, informative and very practical. It works well being delivered to parents in an ante-natal or post-natal setting, but equally when delivering it to parents who are already attending a church parenting course, toddler group or Baptism preparation.
The course was organised by Sue Mitchell Diocesan Children & families Missioner who said “The aim of the course is to encourage churches to consider the wider context of how we can look to support families both within our churches and communities. The feedback from those taking part was that they were very excited about all the possibilities of using it back in their parishes.”