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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

Audience
  • 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.
Content
  • 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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Working with local authorities and training multi-agency staff across England and Wales has helped us to enhance our Reducing Parental Conflict (RPC) package, adding new evidence-based content and services.

What is included in the package?

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Access to three evidence-based digital courses (Me, You and Baby Too, Arguing better, and Getting it right for children), with 500 licences.

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

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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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24/7 access to a dynamic reporting platform, giving real-time information about how the resources are being used.

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New resources and video content to help engage parents. This includes expert advice on dealing with debt in relationships and the See it differently collection of videos and animations exploring parental conflict.

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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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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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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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info@oneplusone.org.uk
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Submit a form via our website

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