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E-PAtS - FREE support sessions for families in South Cumbria 2022

We will be delivering 2 x separate eight-week group sessions for parents/carers beginning in early 2022 along with one eight-week session during the day and one eight-week session in the evening.

Posted Thursday, 14th October 2021

E-PAtS (Early Positive Approaches to Support) is a FREE eight-week session group that provides sensitive support and information for families in the early years of bring up a child with an additional need. A trained family caregiver and professional facilitate all groups and cover:

·     Accessing services and supports

·     Emotional wellbeing and resilience for caregivers

·     Supporting sleep for children

·     Supporting communication

·     Supporting skills development

·     Positive approaches to behaviours that challenge

We will be delivering 2 x separate eight-week group sessions for parents/carers beginning in early 2022 along with one eight-week session during the day and one eight-week session in the evening. THESE WILL BE VIRTUAL SESSIONS ON ZOOM OR TEAMS.

With E-PAtS you are always the EXPERT on your child. You will have the opportunity to work alongside other families to build on ways to support yourself, your child and family.  You will never be judged or told what to do. 

And don't worry if you don't have a formal diagnosis yet - this course is still for you!

For more information please contact Jo Raphael at Carlisle Mencap 01228 674393.

 

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