Welcome to the World
This 2 or 4-day training course will provide practitioners with the skills, knowledge and resources needed to deliver the 8-week Welcome to the World programme for parents.
The experiential training focuses on the emotional health of the parents and baby, and the relationships between them; and emphasises the importance of supportive, positive facilitation from the practitioner.
It will also enhance all their interactions with parents in the transition to parenthood.
2 Family Links trained Parent Group Leaders are required to deliver the groups, with each PGL trained in the specific programme being delivered.
On completion of the training, practitioners will be able to:
demonstrate group facilitation skills
support parents in building positive relationships with their baby and each other
explain to parents the importance of empathy and attunement
support parents in reducing their own and their baby’s stress
support parents to make positive choices for themselves, including on nutrition, exercise and infant feeding
demonstrate an understanding of the rationale behind the strategies
facilitate the Welcome To The World programme to groups of parents-to-be
use evaluation measures to demonstrate impact
Course Overview & Cost
If you’re already trained as a Parent Group Leader (PGL), download the 2-day training course overview.
If you’re new to The Nurturing Programme, download the 4-day training course overview.
Included in both 2 and 4-day training cost:
Included in 4-day training cost:
Click link for an overview of the 8-week Welcome to the World programme that trained practitioners will deliver to parents.
Impact & Evidence
Click link for evidence to support the effectiveness of the Welcome to the World programme and its outcomes for new parents and their baby.
“This training has given me the confidence to move forward professionally after feeling for a while that I have been stuck. I love the way the programme links to the whole family and covers topics that parents may not have thought about prior to their baby arriving. I’m excited at prospect of delivering the programme to parents.”