What is Kids’ Skills?
The 15 Steps of Kids’ Skills
- Direct work with children, young people and parents
- Bespoke services and inputs for schools, social care and other organisations
- Training, courses and Kids’ Skills Certification programs
- Consultation, supervision, coaching and other support services
Kids’ Skills was developed by Dr Ben Furman. Ben is a psychiatrist, author and internationally recognised teacher of solution focused therapy, coaching and organisational development. Ben is co-director of the Helsinki Brief Therapy Institute in Finland.
We are delighted that Ben has asked Kids’ Skills UK to play the lead role in developing the Kids’ Skills approach in the United Kingdom.
Dr Ben Furman
Why Does Kids’ Skills Work?
Kids love Kids’ Skills!
Kids’ Skills is fun, playful and creative! During a Kids’ Skills session, children and young people enjoy and are motivated by the process of learning new skills. As a result, Kids’ Skills helps children to become experts in their own learning.
Parents want to get involved!
With a Kids’ Skills approach there is no blame or judgement directed towards parents. As a result, parents really want to get involved in helping their child overcome problems.
Professionals value the Kids’ Skills model!
Professionals are encouraged to play a valuable role in the Kids’ Skills process. Not only is Kids’ Skills a truly collaborative approach but it also represents great child centred practice.
Kids’ Skills UK in Action
Kids’ Skills inspires children to become interested in and motivated to solving their own problem. At Kids’ Skills UK we would like to enable as many children as possible to experience the Kids’ Skills approach. Our team of certified Kids’ Skills Coaches can provide either individual or group work inputs to young people. We can guarantee that all our inputs are responsive to the needs of the young person.
‘Kids’ Skills for Parents’ is a fun and creative parenting program designed to enable parents to celebrate their parenting strength and learn new skills. Parents are encouraged to use the skills they develop in their relationship with their children. Kids’ Skills for Parents complements the Kids’ Skills approach and builds a sense of cooperation and collaboration within the family unit.
Kids’ Skills UK provides an extensive range of training and workshops based on the Kids’ Skills approach. Our aim is to provide inputs tailored to meet the particular needs of any organisation. Our organisational inputs can range from Kids’ Skills certification for groups of staff, individual mentoring and coaching for individuals and full staff team training events.
We have designed, in partnership with Ben Furman, a certification program. Upon completion, participants will gain a Kids’ Skills Coaching Certificate from the Helsinki Brief Therapy Institute. The program will give participants a full and comprehensive understanding of the Kids’ Skills approach.
Kids’ Skills UK Programme Director
Simon Jackson has worked within social care and counselling for almost 30 years. Simon has a passion for music and magic and often uses both of those skills in his Kids’ Skills work with children and young people.
Dr Ben Furman
Kids’ Skills Founder
Ben is a psychiatrist, author and internationally recognised teacher of solution- focused therapy, coaching and organisational development. He is co-director of the Helsinki Brief Therapy Institute.
Kids’ Skills UK Development Director
Jon is a business and IT consultant with a successful track record over the last 20 years. He has delivered projects for commercial and non-profit organisations and has a particular interest in sustainability and social impact.