Project name: CashBack for Young Parents
Age range: 16 – 25 years
Number of Young People Project expects to work with: 150
Starcatchers is Scotland’s arts and early years organisation. In partnership with family support agency, Fife Gingerbread, CashBack for Young Parents will support families in Fife living in areas of socio-economic deprivation and dealing with the impact of sexual violence and coercive relationships. There are three strands to the programme:
1:1 support – Young parents will receive 1:1 support from a Fife Gingerbread Project Worker on a needs-basis.
Group sessions – Starcatchers artists will deliver 40 weekly group sessions in two different locations in Fife throughout the year. These sessions use the creative arts as a shared experience for the young parents and their children to help nurture peer support, engage with the local community, and increase wellbeing and confidence.
Mellow Ready – With Fife Gingerbread, young parents will co-deliver Mellow Ready, a twelve-week training course on positive relationships at local high schools. This training programme, led by young people with lived experience, aims to support young teens to develop awareness of healthy relationships and break the cycle of violence that has resulted from intergenerational trauma.
This three-pronged approach offers young parents specialist support in mental health, positive relationships, attachment, play, and child development, with the aim of improving mental health, social and emotional wellbeing, and community connections.
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