Farming 4 Families, Dorset families Matters & Strengthening families are all programmes delivered on both sites.
By taking part in team building, animal-assisted activities and memorable experiences, we help families improve their communication skills, build trust and understanding, and make positive choices. As each family is different, we design each programme to meet their specific needs. families may have experienced domestic violence, loss, poor mental health, living with step parents, grandparents or other major changes.
Strengthening Families Programme from Oxford Brookes University, which we deliver in collaboration with Dorset Youth Association. Delivered over seven weeks, this programme targets families with children who are aged ten to 14. It helps young people to avoid problems with drugs and alcohol, resist peer pressure and communicate better with their parents. Through discussions and fun games and activities, families solve problems together, learn about rules and consequences and explore ways to show love and support, strengthening family communication.
Outreach can be provided for the family to accompany any of these programmes.