Great response to Positive Parenting Programme

We enjoyed a great visit to a large African church in Glasgow at the weekend to talk to the congregation about the work of our Positive Parenting Programme.

Run by our African Health Project, the Positive Parenting Programme works with parents, providing practical advice to create a positive family environment.

Alongside addressing common concerns faced by all parents, the programme also looks at issues around culture. The experiences of parents adjusting to life in a new country can be totally different to that of their children and this can create friction.

Through the programme, parents are given the confidence to understand and manage their children’s behaviour, prevent problems developing and build strong, healthy relationships.

While the focus of our African Health Project is around HIV prevention and sexual health, we are in a unique position to listen to the whole range of challenges faced by African communities in Scotland and to provide practical support. The Positive Parenting Programme is a great example of that process in action.

There was a fantastic response following Sunday’s presentation and a number of parents expressed an interest in the programme.  If you are interested in finding out more, you can contact Margaret Lance from our African Health Project.