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Mental health difficulties in young people: a toolkit for parents
It's stressful for a parent to see their child having mental health issues. Where to start? This toolkit has key topics, signposts to information, shared insight by parents and young people.
Heart of This Place
A modern day re-telling of the parable of the prodigal son. In rural England, a father and his two sons run the family business. But their relationships are torn apart when the youngest son rebels...
Radical faith in the underground church - 3 
The problem with the western model is 'come and see'. That's not what Jesus said. Jesus said, 'go and find'. We don't even see a 'come and see' model - it's all about going and finding the lost. Going where they are.
Being a fair parent increases your authority
If your child thinks you are fair, they obey you as they see you as legitimate authority. Harsh disciplinary strategies backfire. Instead of eliciting a healthy fear, they undermine parental legitimacy.
No Crying at the Dinner Table 
A film that highlights the common stigma in families against expressing emotional vulnerability. It presents a portrait of intergenerational trauma, grief, and secrets about things left unsaid.
Money Can't Fix Everything - a relational approach to poverty
Poverty is best understood as a symptom of relational dysfunction, especially in families, rather than a purely financial condition. A relational approach requires that we recognise 3 principles..
Managing ‘back to school’ anxieties 
Children will be returning to their classrooms and there will be a vast range of emotions that come as a result, from both children and parents. A few principles that might help...
Family matters for student performance
Student performance cannot be understood apart from family dynamics. What should our communities and larger society be doing to help ensure that future generations of children have a stable, supportive, family life?
Cohabiting families’ disadvantage
Many cohabiting couples with children doubt their current relationship will last, especially compared to married parents. And they are less likely to see their relationship as a vital part of their life.
Strong families - flourishing children
Children living in families with higher levels of resilience and connection are much more likely to flourish. This is true across all levels of income, health status and exposure to adverse childhood experiences.
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Events (2 found)

In-Person - A heart for Christ, children and the community. What does this look like? - Nottingham
@Heart Preschool, Church on Rise Park, Revelstoke Way, Nottingham
A day to hear about God's vision for Heart Preschool and how His love impacts children, families and communities. Lots of takeaway ideas. 
This is a day's training with a tour of Heart Preschool to see their recently developed Forest School practice, to hear the vision and process of setting up a Christian Preschool including their recent Ofsted experience. There will be seminars on developing a Loving Pedagogy and bringing love to the Local Community.
In-Person - ACC National Conference 2022 - Swanwick
@Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Alfreton, Derbyshire,
The theme of the conference is drawn from Galatians 3:28 “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” (NIV) As an ecumenical body, we want to celebrate the diversity amongst our membership and in the field of counselling and ministry of pastoral care; equally we want to celebrate the unity we have in Christ. We trust the conference will be a vehicle for it.
There is a full training programme.

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