Contemporary Parent Education
Midwives are requested to facilitate parent education in the local NHS trusts and they regularly articulate their concerns about doing so, due to there not being awareness of current evidence to support parenting, thus making the need for a study day to raise awareness amongst health professionals a priority.
The day will be facilitated by a National and Internationally recognised expert who has worked with the DOH and the NSPCC to formulate the new “Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond” training resource. Professor, Dr Mary Nolan from the University of Worcester has agreed to facilitate most of the day.
Parent Education is an often overlooked area of health promotion within the childbearing continuum. Historically it has generated a stereotypical image of only attracting women from affluent backgrounds and therefore rendered of little use to those most in need. However much professional research has been undertaken in recent years and this highlights the very real need of offering programmes of parent education, not least due to supporting the continuing mental health of mother and baby and the well-being of the family as a whole (DOH 2011).
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The first session of this Update Day will explore the history of parent education. Traditionally, the preparation of young girls for birth and motherhood was provided informally by the ‘women’s network’; why did this give way to a universal programme of antenatal education following the inauguration of the NHS? What is the evidence-base for the many targeted programmes that now exist to support mothers and fathers facing particular challenges in their parenting? How does the UK compare to other countries across the globe in the importance – or otherwise – that it attaches to education for birth and early parenting?
The second session of the day will present ‘Preparation for Birth and Beyond’, the Department of Health endorsed perinatal education programme. It will examine the new curriculum for antenatal classes with its emphasis on supporting the key relationships in women’s and men’s lives as they make the transition to parenthood – their relationship as a couple, with their families, and with their baby.
The afternoon will offer an opportunity to try out innovative approaches to preparing women and men for labour and birth, and to help them form a strong early relationship with their baby.
Dr Mary Nolan - Professor of Perinatal Education, Institute of Health & Society, University of Worcester
Editor: International Journal of Birth & Parent Education
|9.00||Registration and refreshments|
|9.30||Welcome and housekeeping issues by the chair - Susan Baines Lecturer in Midwifery|
|9.45||The History of Parent Education and drivers for change - Professor, Dr Mary Nolan, University of Worcester|
|10.30||Introducing "Pregnancy Birth and Beyond" - Professor, Dr Mary Nolan, University of Worcester|
|11.30||Continuing the "Pregnancy Birth and Beyond" concept|
|14.00||Practical workshop - strategies for parent education sessions facilitated by Professor Dr Mary Nolan|
|15.00||Aquanatal as a means of delivering parent education - Susan Baines Midwife|
|16.00||Any Questions - Certificate|
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The Contemporary Parent Education workshop will give you the knowledge to:
- Review the development of parent education within the UK
- Identify the needs of parents.
- Present the “Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond” training resource
- Identify the qualities and characteristics of effective programmes of parent education
- Practically engage in learning strategies considered beneficial for parenting preparation.
- Network with other health and social care professionals and those with an interest in parent education.
Who should attend?
The Parent Education Update Day is relevant to all those involved in providing education to mothers and fathers in the very early years from conception to two years of age:-
- Health Visitors
- Children’s Centre staff
- Family Liaison workers
- Early Years professionals
- Students in all of the above disciplines
- NCT trainers
- Childbirth educators
- Health Visitors / GP’s
- Social workers and voluntary groups and others offering parent education