Survival Guide for Parents

Our Survival Guide for Parents seeks to support parents and carers with common family issues including communication skills, supporting self-esteem, increasing motivation, understanding the basis of anger, anxiety and depression.

Open to anyone 18 or over who lives in Dorset (including 16 to 18-year-old parents).


Hybrid Sessions (in Class & via Zoom). Classes take place in at the EDAS training room, 54a Ashley Road, Poole, Dorset BH14 9BN

All sessions run from 6:30pm – 8:30pm on Wednesday evenings

Upcoming Dates

How to Speak so they Listen and Listen, so they Speak


8th Dec 2021

How to Communicate with Teenagers    

15th Dec 2021

Raising Self Esteem


12th Jan 2022

Family Meetings and How to Run Them


19th Jan 2022

Understanding Anxiety & Depression part One


26th Jan 2022

Support with Anxiety & Depression part Two


2nd Feb 2022

How to Speak so they Listen and Listen, so they Speak


9th Feb 2022

Understanding Anger Part One


27th Oct 2021

16th Feb 2022

Understanding Anger Part Two


3rd Nov 2021

23rd Feb 2022

Introduction to Autism Part One


10th Nov 2021

2nd Mar 2022

Introduction to Autism Part Two


17th Nov 2021

9th Mar 2022

Introduction to ADHD


24th Nov 2021

16th Mar 2022

Addictive Behaviour Awareness


1st Dec 2021

23rd Mar 2022

To book a place please contact 01202 743279 or email  


£10.00 per person per session

Payment by bank transfer, by telephone calling 01202 612896, by cash at the EDAS Training office or by PayPal to EDAS (Essential Drug and Alcohol Services).

Booking your place

Complete Online Booking Form or Download Booking Form 

FREE Online Mini-Course

Talking to Teens

This free online mini-course is part of our Survival Guide for Parents and aims to help parents have a more positive interaction with their teenagers by showing them how to improve their listening skills.
Click here to take the course for free!

For more information

Please contact our Training department:

Telephone: 01202 743279 | Email: 

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