Inside Out is a city-wide parenting course for women who have children being looked after by someone else. This can be through adoption, foster care, or any other kind of kinship or special guardianship order.
Inside Out is a 13-week closed course to help strengthen parenting skills and improve mental well-being through understanding how previous or current domestic violence or exploitation has impacted on women and their parenting. Sessions include understanding the impact of domestic abuse on women and children, understanding child development, managing stress and anxiety, and developing boundaries.
By the end of the course, women will:
Develop coping strategies that allow them to better manage difficult emotions such as stress and anxiety
Develop coping strategies to better manage stressful situations
Increase their knowledge about the impact of trauma
Increase their knowledge about the impact of abuse, both in women and children
Increase their knowledge on child and brain development
Inside Out offers:
Support with transport costs
What women say about Inside Out
"There is strength in numbers. I don't feel like I'm doing this on my own anymore."
"I've started to learn that I can trust people and don't think I'm being judged."