Online Mellow Toddlers, Mums & Dads Group Training
Our original Mellow Toddlers is a fourteen session group programme for parents and toddlers from 18 months up. Each session includes reflective activities for mums or dads, a parent-child activity to promote good interaction and a time for discussion about relationships and child development. Parents are video-recorded with their toddlers before the group and strength-based feedback of the video shared with them as part of the group. Parents learn from each other and help each other problem-solve around difficult issues. Parents undertake “HAVE A GO” activities between groups to practice and reinforce new ways of interacting with their children.
The programme has been shown to help parents with their mental health and well-being and to improve parent-child interaction and child development.
Introduction and Rationale for Facilitated Online Mellow Toddlers Programme
The Online version of Mellow Toddlers was devised during the Covid 19 restrictions when parents and toddlers could not join a group face-to-face. It is also suitable for situations where parents and toddlers may have to remain only in remote contact with a group.
Each of the eight sessions will include activities for parents, including relaxation and mindfulness exercises, some video feedback, toddler and interaction focussed activities, and HAVE A GO! prompts to try out at home. There is also an optional session for partners to attend.
Interactive online training takes place on Zoom over three mornings and includes some home learning too. Should your employer not allow you to use zoom, we will send you a link to join under our subscription.
We are pleased to offer this online training to facilitators who wish to train and deliver this online toddlers programme to parents.
Price: £675 per person
Pre and post group evaluation
General support whilst setting up and delivering
Facilitator’s manual (printed)
Going Online with Mellow Manual
Copy of Participant’s Log Book
Access to free downloadable materials & resources
We are being quite strict with those who can facilitate the online toddlers programme without training: If you are previously trained and accredited, we invite you to have virtual chat with our team about the nuances of delivering groups online, confidentiality, safety, who is in the room. If we feel confident in your ability to switch from physical groups to online groups without training, we will be able to supply you with the same manuals and support package.