Welcome to Total Family Coaching & Parenting
Total Family Coaching stands for families' rights to better lives, access to support and equal opportunities.
We offer an inclusive service for families, to help them take on the big problems in their lives using a whole family model. We provide individual and group parenting and family coaching sessions tailored to fit each family’s needs.
We are a multi-lingual team offering services to ethnic minority and refugee young people and families in their own language covering Arabic, Albanian, Punjabi, Urdu, Hindi and Serbo-Croat.
We also offer training and workshops for professionals working with hard-to-reach and refugee families, in local authority, education and community settings.
Total Family Coaching believes in families and their ability to make positive changes and improve their relationships and quality of life.
Grenfell Fire Response
Parent and Family Support Sessions @ open space: Kids on the Green
It takes resilience to seize the opportunity to overcome the setbacks life brings, and parents play a vital role in showing children how to be resilient, but that’s often easier said than done. We joined Kids on the Green since mid-June and together we offer a safe space for children to play and participate in a variety of activities, while parents are offered emotional and self-care support. By providing space for parents to help them gain a better understanding of trauma, we help them become more confident in supporting their child’s healing. We offer practical advice to encourage self-care and provide support to increase their confidence; raising resilient children, rebuilding their relationships in the family using positive parenting strategies.
The model we use, although with focus on parents, promotes strategies to help them improve their child’s wellbeing, quality of life, reduces the effect of trauma on their children and helps them manage their behaviours, by:
· Increasing child’s feeling of safety, at home and in the community
· Teaching child how to manage emotions, particularly when faced with trauma triggers
· Improve child’s relationship with family members, friends, and community.
WHOLE FAMILY SUPPORT- FAMILY COACHING MODEL
We are currently taking referrals for 1-2-1 parenting support and family coaching sessions for local families. Family coaching is a strength based approach and focuses on working with the whole family to establish individual and family functioning strengths. We are offering families an allocated worker who will support them for up to 6 months. The allocated family coach will provide intensive support to families, up to 3 hours a week offering practical and emotional support as well as empowering and supporting families to use specialist services when needed.
The approach is based on the idea of recognizing the family’s past trauma and difficult experiences with the aim of helping them focus on identifying what they want to achieve rather than on what brought them here.
EVIDENCE BASED PARENTING PROGRAMS, WORKSHOPS AND SEMINAR'S
We are now taking referrals for evidence based parenting programs and seminars for parents, aimed at helping them gain a better understanding of trauma, to help them become more confident in supporting their child’s healing. The whole program of the upcoming groups we are due to start will be published in October.
GRIEF RECOVERY METHOD OUTREACH PROGRAM
The Grief Recovery Method has been used effectively by many grievers around the world. Its a 8 week step by step class in how to complete the actions necessary to recover from grief. Its not a support group or drop-in center; nor its counselling or therapy. It is a powerful, dynamic, sensible and accessible programme that is genuinely effective for anyone willing to take the necessary actions to help themselves. The programme is task based with weekly homework assignments.
This programme, will also teach adults how to communicate with the children in their care, about losses they have experienced. Next group due to start in late October; taking referrals now.
OVERNIGHT EMOTIONAL SUPPORT - OPEN TO ALL
Our over-night emotional support sessions at The Baseline Studios (Thursdays/Fridays/Saturdays) from 8pm to 3am are continuing. We have now extended the service using the same model and at the same times as above in many hotels were people directly affected by the fire reside. A team of 14 multi-lingual, highly skilled practitioners offer confidential drop in service for adults who are unable to sleep and need someone to talk to.
Please inform your service-users. In few of the hotels, from tonight we are setting up home-work support for children from 8pm to 10am.
If you have any questions, or for referral pack please contact us on 0208 9695554 or firstname.lastname@example.org