This project was funded by the City of Wolverhampton Council
What is it and who is it for?
We developed and delivered an informative, useful and fun suite of activities to help parents understand the issues faced by their daughters, some of who took part in our Girls Allowed Programme.
What we did
This funding was provided to build on and extend the reach of the one of our other funded programmes – ‘Girls Allowed, I define me’. It enabled us to engage the parents of the girls and young women that were already taking part in ‘Girls Allowed, I define me’ project across the city of Wolverhampton. Our involvement with the parents provided a platform to raise awareness of the issues facing their daughters and help them develop strategies to divert the girls from potentially harmful situations as well as identifying available support and means of accessing it. We also worked with the parents, at their request, to develop a range of strategies for engaging in non-combative discussions and conversations with their daughter as well as identifying appropriate boundaries, incentivising good behaviour and agreeing appropriate sanctions where boundaries were not respected.
We used a range of creative tools e.g quizzes and games to engage parents and explore issues around styles of parenting, gender stereotypes, social media, transition from primary to secondary, transition from pre-teen to teen, choice of friends etc. Parents also took the opportunity to explore, with our support, their own needs in terms of educational and job opportunities.