Isle of Wight Council

Training Courses

Supporting Parent Relationships (previously known as Reducing Parental Conflict)

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Target Group:

All professionals working with families.

Course Aims:

Access two eLearning modules to support professionals with a better understanding of Supporting Parent Relationships.

Reducing Parental Conflict

This course contains three modules that cover:

Module 1
The module aims to increase awareness, leading to greater identification of opportunities for early intervention. The session will focus on the impact of parental conflict on child development and outcomes.

Module 2
The module is designed as a skills-based workshop giving opportunities to practise techniques to engage with couples/co-parents in practical situations.

Module 3
The module is designed to practice the skills needed to support parents to reach positive outcomes from destructive conflict situations. The session explores how to discuss parental conflict with parents and focuses on practising the skills of handling conversations with parents in conflict, using tools and techniques to enable parents to resolve destructive conflict with positive outcomes.

Reducing Parental Conflict - Managers and Supervisors

This course provides additional learning for managers and supervisors that includes:

  • Supporting members of staff through the handling of parental conflict situations
  • Recognising the importance of maintaining a focus on reducing parental conflict
  • Applying the evidence-base to day to day interactions with parents
  • Utilising the tools from the toolkit to support frontline practitioners to work with parents in conflict
  • Using questioning to probe for further details where necessary Handle supervisory discussions involving parental conflict cases
  • Advising staff members on the appropriate course of action appropriate to the situation

Intended Impact:

The professional will be able to identify, support and offer intervention.


These courses can be accessed in the Isle of Wight Council Learning Hub.  If you have an existing account select the link below, sign in using the Manual login and your workplace email and password.

Reducing Parental Conflict

Reducing Parental Conflict - Managers and Supervisors

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Access to this eLearning is just for professionals working with families.