RPC package

Frequent, intense, and poorly resolved conflict between parents can significantly affect the long-term mental health and life chances of children.

For over 50 years, OnePlusOne has been committed to relationship science, using research evidence to create innovative tools to help people develop and maintain healthy relationships.

Reducing parental conflict - Parent and practitioner package

Our accessible online resources help parents to understand the impact of their arguments on their children, and learn techniques to communicate better, handle stress, and manage conflict more constructively.

Combined with a professional training programme for those working to support families, we offer a toolkit of support that empowers people with the skills and confidence they need to do things differently.

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Me, You and Baby Too

Arguing better

Getting it Right for Children

  • New and expectant parents – targeted or universal.
  • Parents experiencing high levels of stress and couple conflict.​
  • Separating or separated parents experiencing high levels of conflict.​
Objectives for parents
  • To help new and expectant parents adapt to the changes that parenthood can have on their relationship.
  • To raise awareness of the impact of stress and conflict on their baby.​ 
  • To support parents to develop skills to manage conflict constructively.​
  • To raise awareness of parental conflict and its impact on children.​
  • To increase parents’ capacity to cope with stress together.​
  • To support parents to develop skills to manage their conflict more constructively​.
  • To raise parents’ awareness and understanding of how they are putting their child in the middle of their conflict.
  • To help parents to develop positive communication skills.
  • To support parents to co-operate and work out solutions together.
  • Changes for me and us.​
  • Coping with stress.​
  • Conflict and communication.​
  • Understanding stress.​
  • Coping with stress together.
  • Arguing better.
  • Stay calm.
  • See it differently.
  • Negotiate.
  • Work it out.
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Our Reducing Parental Conflict (RPC) package gives you access to three evidence-based interventions and resources for practitioners to use with families. It also includes ongoing support from our expert team and materials to help you promote the resources in your local area.

Resources for parents and practitioners

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Access to three evidence-based digital courses (Me, You and Baby Too, Arguing better, and Getting it right for children)

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Eight Getting on Better cards for use with parents (together or separated) to encourage them to think about their relationship and how they can communicate and deal with conflict more effectively.

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Five new cards for users of Getting it right for children to supplement the learning and embed key communication skills.

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RPC workforce development training for 15 practitioners (additional training can be arranged if required).

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Access to Debt and relationships, a collection of animated clips exploring real-life stories of debt, plus evidence-based articles offering expert advice.

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Quarterly evaluation reports – our research team will speak with your practitioners for feedback and insights on how the resources are being used locally, and report back to you

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Access to a bank of social media content to help promote the resources locally, and ready-to-print leaflets for parents featuring QR codes for easy access to the resources.

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Online practitioner guides to support the use of the digital resources.

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Ready-to-print certificates for parents who complete the online courses.

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Invitations to regular online learning events where practitioners can share ideas and ask questions about the interventions.

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Opportunity to use our See it differently videos to help parents see how different ways of resolving conflict can affect children.

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What other support is available?

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Consultancy and coaching

We can provide pre- and post-training consultancy to support the development of local strategic and implementation plans, so that you can ensure workforce training leads to positive outcomes for families. Speak to us to find out more about our bespoke strategic consultancy and coaching to support local relationship champions and RPC co-ordinators.

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Support in a language other than English

In addition to our standard package, we also offer a language translation service for our Getting on better cards and Getting it right for children skills cards.

If you’d like to discuss having these resources in any language other than English, please contact us at info@oneplusone.org.uk

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Train the trainer

Our Train the Trainer programme helps you ensure a sustainable approach to RPC workforce development training. Your practitioners and RPC co-ordinators can be equipped with the knowledge and skills to cascade the training to colleagues, allowing them to use the digital tools confidently and effectively with families in your area.

For further information about any of our products and services, please contact us in the following ways and someone from the team will get in touch with you:

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The training made clear the impact in the long term of unmanaged conflict and equipped me with clear strategies to intervene gently and in a professional manner, inviting adults to find a better way forward for the sake of the children. The training was empowering, with plenty of tools to use for constructive conversations, modelling approaches and good frameworks for adults to think through their own relationships.

New family worker
2021 cohort

Since completing the course I am a lot calmer when asking for help and both me and my partner can tell each other how we are feeling without it leading to an argument. I recommend that all parents with a new baby complete this course.

Parent from Cardiff
2021 cohort