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RPC advanced practitioner toolkit

Conflict between parents is normal, but if exposure is frequent, intense and poorly resolved, this can have a damaging impact on children, resulting in long-term mental health issues and emotional, social, behavioural and academic problems as they grow up.

This Advanced Practitioner Toolkit has been developed from experience of using the original Toolkit for use by practitioners where there is a more complex relationship and conflict pattern.

Four sessions have been devised within the toolkit that can be followed in the format set out or used by skilled practitioners who can choose the parts that are most relevant to their individual families. It is recommended that an hour is allowed for each session.

The evidence-based sessions aim to support parents and carers understand parental conflict and the impact this has on children. They are designed to encourage discussion and increase

insight into the individual’s own relationship and behaviours within that relationship so that positive changes can be made which will improve outcomes for children.

Consider beginning and ending each session with an icebreaker. For example: conversation cubes, book of questions or ‘would you rather’.

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