What it is?
This evidence based universal course is designed to help practitioners identify relationship issues and give them the confidence and skills to recognise the signs of conflict and respond appropriately, together with knowing when and where to refer to other services.
Who is it for?
OnePlusOne has trained over 7,000 health practitioners, children service providers and many other teams with Brief Encounters ®. Research shows that one in five couples are in relationship distress so many service providers will come across people impacted by relationship problems.
How will those people benefit from this course?
Practitioners will gain practical tools, skills and information to have effective conversations that positively influence parents on an early intervention basis. The couples will learn to work through problems before they escalate. Child outcomes are improved by enabling parents to help themselves without dependency on professional care and reduced parental conflict in the child’s home life.
How do you know it works?
Following two randomised control trials [ref12], OnePlusOne found that participants of Brief Encounters ® report being TWICE as likely to:
· Identify parents who need help with relationshipissues.
· Discuss relationship problems with parents.
· Use more appropriate techniques to supportparents.
· Know when and where to refer and offer support.