Restore Hope Latimer is a Place of Hope and we want to see every struggling family in the Chilterns find help and hope for the future. That is why we run our Restoring Lives Programme. Through a variety for family focused activities, courses and events we build relationship, support and walk alongside families and those in our community who are isolated, marginalised and in need of help.
Circle Of Security
Circle of Security is a parenting course like no other.
It’s nothing to do with discussing ‘recipes’ or formulae to tackle our children’s behaviour. Rather it is a key to reflecting on and understanding the emotional needs of our children – what their behaviour is showing us, and how we as carers can use every opportunity to invest in our children’s self esteem and emotional well being.
It’s accessible, doable and remarkably effective!
The course runs over 6 weekly sessions, where an informal and supportive atmosphere encourages debate and ensures that everyone’s views are respected. For many of the parents who have come along, the revelation of a new way of ‘being’ with their children has been life changing. During this past year, Restore Hope has joined with local mothers’ groups, church toddler groups and parents’ groups ….and the response to the material has always been the same. It’s an emotional revolution! Difficult relationships have been turned around; children who lack self confidence begin to discover a new belief in themselves and childhood tantrums have become an opportunity for parents to connect with the feelings behind the outburst.
Our Mums have been working towards an English qualification since March last year they have been featured in the local papers. They have all really gained confidence and believe in what they can achieve. This course run through Family Learning really opens doors and possibilities when they want to get back to work. One of our volunteers who support the mums throughout the course states “The Functional Skills Course is an amazing opportunity for our Restore Hope mothers to work towards a recognised qualification. They have all gained in confidence and the sessions are always lively with never a dull moment! I never knew that teaching subordinate clauses could produce such an animated response! The mums are always engaged and are learning new and relevant study skills all the time. It is a most stimulating and entertaining course which I love being a part of. ” this course has also given each student the confidence to go home and tackle their children’s homework with them in a more positive and successful way