Family Links aims to create kind , caring and confident citizens of the future by developing the emotional skills of children. The project will equip them with strategies to manage their behaviour and feelings, so that they can learn, and achieve their full potential both in and out of the classroom
It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2010 to 10:00 AM, 4 January 2011
The role of parents is increasingly vital in our modern, complex, diverse society which is less tightly bound by conventions and rules to hold people together. Without a supportive extended family or community, the children of struggling parents can find themselves harmed or neglected. Often becoming youth offenders, drug addicts or alienated teenagers, they fail to play a full positive role in society. Becoming parents again themselves, the cycle is repeated as they too lack parenting skills.
Family Links will train schools to use the Nurturing Programme to develop in children the emotional skills they need to form healthy relationships and to thrive. The training equips all the adults in the school to work consistently and positively with the young people, rewarding good behaviour and tackling the root causes of bad behaviour. The school community models behaviour and relationships which may be lacking at home, enabling the children to break the cycle of misery as parents later.
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