Difficulties with teenage children

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Put you in touch with services to help (early help for families)

The council and its partners can put you in touch with services that can help your teenage child make choices about their future education, work and employment (especially when their choices may be limited or difficult). The Family Information Service provides information on an range of services that support children, young people and families and can direct you to online and face to face support about the challenges of parenting a teenager safely whilst giving them independence.

Helping vulnerable young people and their families

The council and its partners provide a number of different sorts of support to help young people and their families in the transition to a successful adulthood. These include a number of different parenting programmes to help parents/carers to feel more confident in managing a young person’s growing independence; and support should their behaviour become particularly concerning. This includes specific help and support for young people who may become involved with drugs and alcohol, have problems with education/employment, become involved with antisocial behaviour and crime, are running away from home/care, have housing/homelessness difficulties, and sexual health and teenage parenting. If a young person has a disability, the council can help them and their families to make the most of education, health and care opportunities.

Helping you with problem teens (Triple P Parenting Programme)

With the Triple P Parenting programme we provide support to parents and care-givers of children and adolescents. The programme aims to give parents their “parenting wings to fly” by engaging, encouraging, and empowering families to address common child and adolescent social, emotional and behavioural problems.

In Gloucestershire we have commissioned training for professionals who are able to provide regular group interventions to families with children 0-12 years, including school counsellors, nurses, psychologists, social workers, and parent educators.