Parenting support for kinship carers looking after teenagers

We’ve recently developed and designed a parenting support project. The Care Project is a parenting support programme for kinship carers looking after teenagers. It provides teenager-based parenting skills around connectedness, conflict management and behaviour control. To encourage maximum learning, it utilises a four-part learning process: self-awareness; learning; self-monitoring; and reflection. The programme consists of a novel core component: a ‘Please Look After Yourself’ (PLAY) module, which prioritises the well-being of the carer using tailored relaxation techniques.