Hello, my name is Jane and I would like to welcome you to
face2face is a FREE community project for parents who are resident in Dorset. It is free because FACE has been recognised as an excellent support service for parents by Skills & Learning the adult education service for Dorset County council and BCP council.
What is face2face?
This project came about because FACE recognised regular parents need more support than they are currently able to access through the normal Government services. The Government services are excellent but are often over-whelmed, waiting lists are long, staff are stressed and everyone seems to be over-worked.
Are you struggling to have positive communication with your teenager?
Have you tried everything but feel like you are getting nowhere?
Are there goals that you would like to achieve for yourself but never have the time to think about or plan for?
These are the questions that the face2face project is addressing.
If you join the face2face project, you will have the opportunity to work though a series of sessions, with your teenager of choice, to achieve mutual understanding, improved communication and a deeper respect for each other. You will be supported to speak and listen to each other, to truly hear the other's point of view and to work together to develop a sustainable long term plan that supports your relationship, your personal learning goals, and even the 'greeness' of your home.
What is the face2face project made of?
face2face sessions are being delivered across secondary schools in Dorset.
We are inviting teenagers and their parents to join and we use the school as the venue. Schools will be advertising the project to their teenage students. If your teenager expresses an interest to their school to take part, then you will receive an invitation to join the project. Obviously it is completely up to you whether you do or not. The whole point of this project is that it is completely voluntary for parents and for teenagers. We are looking to support parents and teens who genuinely want to improve their relationship with each other. This is a fantastic opportunity to receive professional support absolutely free of charge.
Hearing Each Other
Working in a pair with your teen you will both be instructed on how to speak and listen to each other effectively. Your understanding of advanced communication skills will have long lasting benefits.
Supporting Each Other
Parents have dreams too! Both parents and teens have hopes, dreams and aspirations. Learn how to support each other in turning your hopes into a workable action plan.
Creating a Green House Plan
You and your teen assess and explore small changes that could make your house and garden more environmentally friendly. This is a fun session looking for ways of working together to save money and the planet.
Moving Forward Together
The family as a team, working together to create a plan that you can go forward with. How you will put everything you have learnt into practice and maintain a more positive relationship.
How long? When? & Where?
You and your teen attend and work together as a pair for all of the sessions.
The four sessions are each two hours long and there is also a one hour homework
(nothing too strenuous, just practicing what you have learnt during the session).
These sessions take place on a Saturday morning (10:00-12:00). There will be a catch-up session on Sundays (14:00 -16:00), just in case you can't attend one of the Saturdays.