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The Resource Packs

The comprehensive resource pack, reviewed in the Infant Mental Health Journal, Vol. 25(1), 74-76 (2004), describes the theory and the application to practice.

It is designed as an open learning resource to facilitate understanding. It also contains leaflets for parents and materials for professionals and parents, such as antenatal , feeding, play, safety ,dummies, sleep diaries, star charts, physical and emotional development stages etc.

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Packs currently in development or coming soon:

  • Postnatal resource pack
  • Adoptive Parents Group Facilitators' Manual
  • Autistic Children Parents' Group Facilitators' Manual
  • Programme of information, parenting group and activities for parents of overweight children


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    First Five Years resource pack
    School Years resource pack
    Antenatal: Journey to Parenthood resource pack
    Fostering & Adoption resource pack
    Parenting Group Facilitators' Manual
    Antenatal Parenting Group Facilitators' Manual
    Foster Carers' Course Facilitators' Manual
    Trainers' Manual
    Parenting Group Facilitator training Trainers' Manual
    Brain Development Seminar Trainers' Manual
    Workshop for Parents of Young School Children Trainers' Manual
    Workshop for Parents of Teenagers Trainers' Manual

    Peer Breastfeeding Supporter Trainers' Manual
    Early Years Foundation Stage Trainers' Manual

     

    RESOURCE PACKS

    The First Five Years resource pack

    The Solihull Approach resource pack the First Five Years is designed for health visitors and care professionals who work with families and children under five years old and is particularly relevant to those working with children with sleeping, feeding, toileting and behavioural difficulties. It demonstrates a highly practical approach to working with families within a robust theoretical structure, using up-to–date and well-researched material that will help you to understand the Solihull Approach. The pack contains practical leaflets and resources to use with children and families as well as with other professionals.

    Content includes information for practitioners and leaflets for parents:

    • Development of the baby brain and parent/ child relationship
    • Changing behaviour
    • Playing
    • Safety
    • Sleeping
    • Toileting and soiling
    • Weaning and feeding

    Click here to view the First Five Years pack contents page

    School Years resource pack

    The Solihull Approach resource pack The School Years is designed for care professionals who work with school-aged children, young people and families. It is based on the original resource pack for professionals who work with children under the age of five years and their families, but it has been developed and extended by school nurses in conjunction with clinical psychologists, child psychotherapists and others. The Solihull Approach is both a theoretical model and a practical Resource Pack containing leaflets and signposts to support services. The Resource Pack is accredited through the University of Central England as an open learning resource. Practical examples and case studies are drawn from school nurse practice, however they are relevant for the work of many other professionals, who have found the content interesting and helpful. The Solihull Approach can enable you to address emotional problems in a different way, which can give you greater confidence in your own skills and practice.

    Contents include:

    • the effect of the environment on the development of the brain
    • factors affecting the parent-child relationship
    • autism, loners and 'different' children
    • bullying
    • divorce and separation
    • eating disorders
    • hyperactivity and ADHD
    • mood disorders and depression
    • panic attacks and stress
    • sexual health and sexuality
    • temper tantrums and anger management

    Click here to view the School Years pack contents page

    Antenatal: Journey to Parenthood resource pack

    The Antenatal: Journey to Parenthood resource pack was written with midwives and antenatal practitioners who use the Solihull Approach, to help them integrate the concepts into their work with parents-to-be and new parents. It is designed to help them support parents-to-be on their emotional journey to parenthood, gain a deeper understanding of the factors effecting parent/child relationships and the long-term impact of this on children's emotional wellbeing, and to help encourage positive outcomes for both parents and children. The resource also helps practitioners reflect on their own professional practice.

    Content includes information for practitioners and leaflets for parents:

    • Brain development in utero and in the first year
    • Fathers' emotional responses to pregnancy and birth
    • When a baby is unplanned or unwanted
    • Teenage parents
    • Parents with mental health problems
    • Separation
    • Drugs and alcohol misuse
    Click here to view the Antenatal: Journey to Parenthood resource pack contents page.

    Fostering & Adoption resource pack

    The Solihull Approach Fostering & Adoption resource pack has been written by professionals who work in fostering and adoption and use the Solihull Approach in their practice. The material is based on the Solihull Approach model of containment, reciprocity and behaviour management, and aims to develop an approach that is informative and useful for Social Workers and other workers working with foster and adoptive families, and to promote joined up thinking across agencies so that there is a common language in thinking about the needs of children and families.

    Content includes information for practitioners and leaflets for parents:

    • Effects of abuse and neglect on the brain
    • Attachment and the development of the brain
    • Promoting a positive sense of identity in a child or young person
    • Bedwetting and soiling
    • Bullying
    • Eating disorders
    • Mood disorder and depression
    • Stress, post-traumatic stress disorder and panic attacks
    • Coping with school issues
    • Addictions and substance misuse
    • Preventing and managing challenging behaviour

    Click here to view the Fostering and Adoption pack contents page


    GROUP FAC ILITATORS' MANUALS
    These Facilitators' Manuals are used when facilitating groups for parents and carers, and so may only be purchased alongside specific training. If you completed training via a local cascade scheme, for example, and would like to order a manual, please contact the SA office.

    Parenting Group Facilitators' Manual


    The manual is designed to provide facilitators with all of the information and handouts needed to run a Solihull Approach Parenting Group.

    The programme is designed to run for 2 hours per week over 10 weeks, with some flexibility. The manual takes facilitators through the training session by session.

    The sessions will include:

    • How do you know what you and your child are feeling?
    • Tuning into your child's developmental needs
    • Having fun together
    • Self-regulation, sleep and anger
    • Different styles of parenting
    • How to recover when things go wrong

    The pack also includes reflections from Solihull Approach Trainers, Facilitators' notes, detailed explanations on how activities can be run, homework handouts and weekly session plans for facilitators, as well as suggestions about practical issues when setting up groups, such as venues and childcare.

    Click here to view the Parenting Group Facilitators' Manual contents page

    Antenatal Parenting Group Facilitators' Manual


    This manual is designed to provide facilitators all the information and handouts they need to run a Solihull Approach antenatal parenting group, entitled 'Understanding pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby.'

    The group aims to combine traditional, practical antenatal advice with preparing families to have a relationship with their baby.

      Session 1 - Helping you and your baby through pregnancy and birth
      Session 2 - Getting to know your baby in the womb
      Session 3 - You, your baby and the stages of labour
      Session 4 - Helping you and your baby through labour and birth
      Session 5 - Feeding your baby

    Click here to view the Antenatal Parenting Group Facilitators' Manual contents page.

    Foster Carers Course Facilitators' Manual

    This manual has all facilitators need to run the 12-week course for foster carers, entitled 'Understanding your foster child's behaviour'.

    The course consists of 12 sessions, 2 and a half hours each.

    Sessions will include:

    • Brain development
    • Introduction to attachment
    • Different styles of parenting
    • Rhythm of interaction and sleep
    • Self-regulation/ anger
    • Communication and attunement

    Click here to view the Foster Carer Course Facilitators' Manual contents page.




    TRAINERS' MANUALS

    These Trainers' Manuals are used when delivering training to other practitioners, and so may only be purchased alongside specific training. For more details please contact the SA office.

    Trainers' Manual

    Following the two-day Solihull Approach Training that has now taken place in many areas around the country, some professionals choose to further cascade training throughout their teams.

    The Solihull Approach Trainers Manual has been developed by the Solihull Approach Team, drawing from their wealth of experience facilitating Solihull Approach training and supporting the use of the Approach. The training is extremely helpful for trainers who are planning to deliver Solihull Approach training to professionals in their local area.

    The Solihull Approach pack is used by the Solihull Approach team to deliver the Solihull Approach foundation 2 day training course. It includes information of facilitating each of the sessions included in the programme with Key Message for each session. It also includes practical guidance for trainers, background reading, a disc containing presentation slides as PowerPoint and handouts, trigger points, activities, case studies and handouts.

    Click here to view the Trainers' Manual contents page

    Also available:

    Antenatal Trainers' Manual

    - to deliver Antenatal 2 Day Foundation training

    Fostering & Adoption Trainers' Manual

    - to deliver Fostering & Adoption 2 Day Foundation training

     

    Parenting Group Facilitator training Trainers' Manual

    To purchase practitioners must have attended the 2 Day Foundation and Parenting Group Facilitators' trainings, have facilitated at least one 10-week group, and have attended the Parenting Train the Trainer day.

    For use when delivering the Parenting Group Facilitators' training to other practitioners. Includes session guides, practical advice, disc with handouts.

    Brain Development Seminar Trainers' Manual

    Trainers' Manual to deliver the half-day seminar on brain development to professionals. The seminar has proved very popular in Solihull, covering:

    • Brain development in the first five years
    • Sleep
    • Mirror neurons
    • Teenage brain development
    • Risk-taking
    • Effects of alcohol and drugs


    Workshops for Parents Trainers' Manuals


    These manuals are guides to deliver a 2-hour workshop for either parents of young school-starters, or parents of adolescents, and brain development and reciprocity. These sessions can be standalone, or used as a way to introduce parents to the idea of attending a group for parents.

    Workshop for Parents of Young School Children
    Workshop for Parents of Adolescents


    Peer Breastfeeding Supporter training Trainers' Manual

    The Solihull Approach model has been used to develop a 6-week Peer Breastfeeding Supporter course to help volunteers, peers and professionals to support mothers and families who would like information about breastfeeding, intend to breastfeed or are breastfeeding. The training integrates emotional aspects of support with practical knowledge.

      Session 1 - Introduction to Peer Breastfeeding training
      Session 2 - Communication: helpful ways of providing support
      Session 3 - Emotional significance of breastfeeding and how the breast works
      Session 4 - Breastfeeding and common breastfeeding difficulties
      Session 5 - Emotional responses to and support for breastfeeding difficulties
      Session 6 - Boundaries, confidentiality and the way forward
      Session 7 (optional) - Post-training follow-up and telephone support training

    Click here to view the Peer Breastfeeding Supporter pack contents page


    Early Years Foundation Stage Trainers' Manual

    You may know that the Department of Children, Schools and Families(DCSF) have introduced some excellent training materials bringing together Birth to Three Matters with a wealth of research based material 'setting the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five for implementation from September 2008. They are for all practitioners who work with children under the age of five years, but focus on preparing children for learning. Early Years teams are tasked with training nursery nurses, childminders and child carers about the Early Years Foundation Stage(EYFS) during a total of five days training.

    The EYFS has a natural synergy with the Solihull Approach in the approach it takes to children and to the relationship between children, practitioners and parents. The Solihull Approach can contribute to the implementation of the EYFS by showing why the themes and principles are so important for children's development and in helping practitioners to apply them. In those areas of the UK where the Solihull Approach is being widely used it also brings together the EYFS with the Solihull Approach to create a coherent way of working.

    Integrated training- 2 x 3 hour modules available as part of EYFS delivery

    In Solihull we have successfully integrated an introduction to the Solihull Approach with EYFS training for nursery nurses and childminders.

    The Solihull Approach EYFS Training Pack will be available from mid May, including a photocopiable Reflective Notebook for practitioners. We also offer an optional day Training for Trainers to support this.

    Click here to view the Early Years Foundation Stage pack contents page

    Details of training

    The Solihull Approach team can provide1/2 day integrated EYFS: Solihull Approach training either in Solihull or in your local area, for professionals who want to deliver the 2x3 hour integrated EYFS: Solihull Approach training to early years practitioners

    We recommend that two trainers deliver the training to give the opportunity of partnering one trainer from the Early Years team and one from another agency such as Health, to encourage and demonstrate partnership working.

    We can also provide a Training the Trainers training for professionals who would like to cascade the EYFS: Solihull Approach training to practitioners in their local area who would then go on to the deliver the 2x3 hour integrated EYFS: Solihull Approach training.

    At least one of the trainers should have completed the Solihull Approach 2-day Foundation Training.