Reducing Parental Conflict: Module 1

Date & Time:

Wednesday 23 February 2022 (09:30 - 12:30)

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Brent Civic Centre, 32 Engineers Way, Wembley HA9 0FJ



Module 1: Understanding Parental Conflict and Its Impact on Child Outcomes: How can I use the evidence base to support parent relationships?


This module is delivered as part of the Reducing Parental Conflict programme, and explores how to recognise the signs of parental conflict at the early stages. It highlights how to support parents in finding constructive outcomes which are shown to provide positive lessons for children to learn such skills as negotiation and compromise.

Who Should Attend?

This module is designed as part of an awareness programme exploring the evidence base for parental conflict and its impact on children. Open to a wide range of participants including front line practitioners, senior leaders, and service designers or commissioners working in a variety of roles across the reach of Local Authorities and associated organisations, for whom increased awareness will lead to greater identification of opportunities for early intervention.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this half-day introductory workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Attain a raised awareness of the existing evidence base around parental conflict
  • Achieve a good understanding of the impact of parental conflict on children’s outcomes
  • Recognise the potential triggers for parental conflict gained from the evidence base
  • Understand the stressors and triggers of parental conflict, including the possible outcomes such as the relationship between mental health and parental conflict
  • Achieve an understanding of the role of fathers/male carers in a child’s life
  • Gain an awareness of the Early Intervention Foundation (EIF) Resource Hub and the role of Reducing Parental Conflict Ambassadors and Integration Team
  • Reflect on how to apply the evidence base into areas of work - strategic or operational

Course Agenda

  • Introduction & housekeeping
  • Module objectives
  • Participants’ introductions
  • Parental conflict and its impact on relationships
  • Causes of parental conflict
  • The vulnerability stress adaptation model
  • Recognising the impact of parental conflict on outcomes for children (evidence base findings)
  • The Early Intervention Foundation (EIF)
  • Debrief and take aways
  • Summary and evaluation


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Further Information:


Mayday Support Ltd

Venue Details:

Brent Civic Centre, 32 Engineers Way, Wembley HA9 0FJ