Parental Support Services and Programmes

 We have been asked to circulate the following information to parents.

 

On behalf of Tipperary Children and Young People’s Services Committee (CYPSC), I attach a copy of Parenting programmes and parenting support services available in the county for the period, January – March 2018.

 

The calendar is compiled from the information received from all agencies intending to deliver the various programmes and services in that period. All the programmes listed are evidence-based and are run by trained reliable staff.   All services listed are delivered by trained reliable staff.

 

I am also attaching an information sheet on the various programmes offered to demonstrate that these are evidence-based and evidence-informed.

 

Parenting Supports in Co. Tipperary:                           January - March 2018

 

WELCOME TO THE TIPPERARY CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE’S SERVICES COMMITTEE PARENTING SUPPORT CALENDAR, Q. 1, 2018. THE INFORMATION BELOW IS ORGANIZED UNDER 4 SECTIONS, AS FOLLOWS:

·        Parenting Group Programmes

·        Parenting Supports

·        Parent & Toddler Groups / Mother & Baby Groups

·        Parenting Talks

Parenting (Group) Programmes

 

Area

 

Details of programme

Date of           

 Commencement

 Duration

Venue

Target Group

Contact

Details

Nenagh

Incredible Years Parenting Programme

Group programme:

-          Strengthens parent-child interactions & attachment

-          Fosters parents’ ability to promote children’s social, emotional and language development

-          Parents learn how to build their children’s school readiness skills

 

 

 

-          To start: January 18th  2018

 

-          Thursday mornings

 

-          14 weeks

 

North Tipperary Community Services,

Silver Street, Nenagh

Parents of children, aged 2 – 7 years from Nenagh and environs

Patricia Woulfe-Keady,
North Tipperary Community Services
 
Tel. (067) 31800

Nenagh

Co-Parenting course – Parenting through Separation

 

-          To start: January 26th 2018

 

Separated parents with children

North Tipperary Community Services
 
Tel. (067) 31800 
 
 

Newport

 

Early Years Parenting programme

-          To start: February 2018

Venue in Newport

Parents of children of pre-school age

 

North Tipperary Community Services
 
Tel. (067) 31800
 
 

Thurles

Parents Plus ‘Parenting when Separated’:

 Group programme:     

-    Solving co-parenting problems

     in a positive way that focuses

     on the needs of children

 

 

-          Currently accepting referrals for programme to commence late Q.1 / early Q. 2, 2018

 

Barnardos Centre,

The Mall, Slievenamon Rd.,

Thurles

Separated parents with children

Barnardos Centre,

Thurles

 

Tel. (0504) 20018

Slieve Ardagh

Incredible Years School Age Programme:

Group programme:

-          -  Building a stronger relationship

-             with your child

-  Promoting Self Esteem

 -  Helping your child make friends

    and improve communication

 -  Use praise and rewards to

    encourage your child and to

    teach new behaviours

 -  Improving communication within

    the family

 

 

To start in Q.1, 2018, depending on numbers

 

Glengoole

 

Parents of children, aged 6 – 12 years from Slieve Ardagh area

 

Julie O’Halloran,

Millennium Family Resource Centre, Glengoole

 

Tel. (052) 9157992

Cashel

 

Parents Plus ‘Children’s Programme’ (Parents Plus):

Group programme:

-  To develop a close and warm

    relationship with your child and

    to enjoy being their parent

-  To set rules and establish

    positive routines in the home

-  To manage difficult behaviour

    and discipline problems

-  To solve Childhood problems in

    a positive way that helps your

    child learn. 

 

 

-          To start: Q. 1, 2018 depending on numbers

 

-          8 weeks: 2 hrs. per session

 

Spafield Family Resource Centre, Cashel

Parents of children 6-11 years, Cashel area

Deirdre O'Connor
& Fiona Ryan
Spafield Family Resource Centre
Old Road, Cashel
Co. Tipperary
 
Tel. (062) 63622

Parents Plus ‘Adolescent programme’:

Group programme:

-       Handling conflict

-       Problem-solving

-       Building Positive Relationships

 

-          To start: Q. 1, 2018 depending on numbers

 

-          2-hour weekly sessions - evenings  

 

-          6 weeks

 

Spafield Family Resource Centre, Cashel

Parents of children, aged 11 – 16 years from Cashel

Deirdre O'Connor,

Spafield Family Resource Centre,

Cashel

 

Tel. (062) 63622

Parents Plus ‘Parenting when Separated’:

 Group programme:     

-    Solving co-parenting problems

     in a positive way that focuses

     on the needs of children

 

-          To start: Q. 1, 2018 depending on numbers

 

Spafield Family Resource Centre, Cashel

Separated parents, Cashel area.

Deirdre O’Connor,
Spafield Family Resource Centre
Old Road, Cashel
Co. Tipperary
 
Tel. (062) 63622
 

Clonmel

Parents Plus ‘Children’s Programme’ (Parents Plus)

Group programme:

-  To develop a close and warm

    relationship with your child and

    to enjoy being their parent

-  To set rules and establish

    positive routines in the home

-  To manage difficult behaviour

    and discipline problems

-  To solve Childhood problems in

   a positive way that helps your  

   child learn. 

-          To start in February 2018, depending on numbers

 

-          2-hour weekly sessions

 

-          8 weeks

 

Le Chéile,

Respond Centre, Oakland Drive,

Clonmel

Parents of children, aged 5 - 13 years from Clonmel

Patricia Power,

Le Chéile project, Respond!

Clonmel

 

Tel. (052) 6129589 

       087 1954752

Carrick-on-Siúr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carrick-on-Siúr

Incredible Years Parenting Programme (Incredible Years)

Group programme:

-          Building a stronger

relationship with your child

-          Promoting Self Esteem

-          Helping your child make friends and improve communication

-          Use praise and rewards to encourage your child and to teach new behaviours

-          Improving communication within the family

-          To start in Q.1, 2018

-          14 weeks

Presentation Primary School,

Greenside South,

Carrick-on-Siúr

Parents of children attending Presentation Primary School in Carrick-on-Siúr

Emma Power,

Presentation Primary School,

Carrick-on-Siúr

 

Tel. (051) 640798

 

Common Sense Parenting (Boys Town Parenting programme):

To help parents to:

-   Build Family Relationships

-   Deal with problem behaviour

-   Teach social skills

-   Promote self control

 

To start in Q.1, 2018, depending on numbers

Foróige NYP office,

16 Kickham Street,

Carrick-on-Siúr

Parents of children, aged 6 – 16 years

Foróige Neighbourhood Youth Project,

Carrick-on-Siúr

 

Siobhán Clifford:

          Tel. 086-8331886

Sarah Dunleavy:

          Tel.086-0479851

As above

Non-Violent Resistance programme: One-to-one or

group programme:

-          To help parents to deal with Child to Parent violence

To start in Q.1, 2018, depending on numbers

Foróige NYP office,

16 Kickham Street,

Carrick-on-Siúr

Parents of children, aged 10 – 17/18 years

Parenting Support

 

Area

 

Details of services

When

Venue

Target Group

Contact Details

Northern section  of

Co. Tipperary

TLC Kidz programme

 

-          12 week Groupwork programmes

-          For children and their mothers who have experienced Domestic Violence.

 

-          Currently accepting referrals for next programme, commencing  in

Q. 2, 2018

To be confirmed

Children aged

between 6-16 years and their mothers

Áine Costello,

Barnardos Centre, Thurles

 

Tel. (0504) 20018

       086-0471042

 

 

Northern section of

Co. Tipperary ( includes Ballina

Borrisokane

Borrisoleigh

Cloughjordan

Kilcommon

Moatfield

Newport

Nenagh

Portroe

Templederry

Thurles)

Community Mothers Programme (Nenagh /Thurles):

-          One-to-One support

-          Parent, Toddler and Baby Groups

-          Incredible Years Parent and Baby courses

-          Infant Baby massage

-          Breast-feeding support

 

 

·         As required

Areas listed in column 1

Families living in the areas listed with children from birth to pre-school age.

Brigid Murphy,

Community Mothers Programme,

North Tipperary Community Service,

Loreto House,Nenagh

 

 

Tel. (067) 41922

        087 2780029

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Northern section of

Co. Tipperary

 

Partnership with Families project: Advocacy service for parents of children in the care of Túsla

-          To support parents to engage with Túsla and other relevant services

-          To support parents to have continued involvement with their children in care

·         Ongoing

Loreto House, Nenagh.

Parents of children in the care of Túsla in the North of the county.

Eileen Healy,

Advocacy Worker,

North Tipperary Community Services

 

Tel.( 067) 31800

‘Moms on the Move’:

Peer Support Group for Mothers:            -     Supporting the challenges of

      parenting with a focus on

      parent’s Mental Health & Wellbeing

·         Ongoing

·         Thursday, 10.30 – 12.30 p.m.

 

(Childcare is provided free of charge by Áras Folláin)

Áras Folláin,

Peer Support Center,

Tyone, Nenagh

Parents of children of all ages in the North of the county

Margo O’Donnell Roche,

Áras Folláin, Tyone,

Nenagh

 

Tel. (067) 41906

        085 8607856

Southern section of

Co. Tipperary

 

Teen Parent Support Programme

(Positive Parenting for Changing Families programme)

-          One-to-One

-          Outreach service

 

 

·         As required

 

-          In the home or at venue of choice

Teen parents aged 19 years and under in the

South of Co. Tipperary

 

Bernie Loughnan,

St. Catherine’s Community Services, Carlow  

 

Tel.085 1101511

     (059) 9138700

Family Advocacy Service:

Support for Families of Children in the care of Túsla

The Family Advocate will:

-          Help parents prepare for meetings about their child in care

-          Assist parents to put their points of view across at meetings

-          Accompany parents to meetings about their child

-          Help parents find information about relevant services

Ongoing

Three Drives FRC,

Grenane Drive,

Tipperary town

Parents of children in the care of Túsla in the South of the county.

Imelda Farrell,

Three Drives FRC,

Tipperary town

 

Tel. (062) 80831

Nenagh and surrounding area

Parents Support Project: services for families in need of a range of supports:

-          Counselling support

-          Referral to other services

·         On-going

 

·         By appointment

North Tipperary Community Services,

Silver Street, Nenagh

Parents from Nenagh and surrounding areas

Fiona Naughnane

North Tipperary Community Services.(NTCS)

 

Tel (067) 41924

      087 7921883

 

Templemore

 

Parenting Support

·         Advice/information on parenting

·         Support on issues affecting parenting

-          Monday, Tuesday & Thurs., 9-5 p.m.

-          Wed., 9–12 a.m.

-          Drop-In & by Appointment

Templemore Community Services Centre, Bank Street,

Templemore

Parents of children aged 0-18 years in Templemore and environs

Orlaith McDowell,

Templemore Community Social Services


Tel. (0504) 31244

 

Parenting Support

·         One-to-One

·         Advice on parenting

 

 

·         As required

Youthwork Ireland Tipperary,

Old Courthouse, Bank Street, Templemore

 

Parents of children, 0 – 17 years                      

 

Sara Leahy,

More Family Project

 

Tel. (0504) 56641                                                                             

        087 2642203

‘Mams Who Meet’

Peer Support Group

 

 

-          Wednesdays,

 10.30 - 11.30am

 

As above

 

Young mothers of children, 0 – 3 years

Thurles area

 

 

Partnership with Parents (including Birth to 2 Years – see below)          

-          Support to parents and children

-          Tailored around specific needs

-          Includes structured parenting programme, parent-child work

       and work with children

 

Available on a one-to-one basis for parents

·         As required

 

Barnardos Centre, Thurles,  and in Family Home

Parents of children, 

0 – 18, in Thurles Primary Care catchment area 

 

Barnardos Centre, Thurles

Tel. (0504) 20018

 

 

Clonmel

Partnership with Parents  

(as above)

Available on a one-to-one basis for parents

 

·         As required

 

Barnardos office, Clonmel

Parents of children and teenagers

 

0 – 17 years

Barnardos,

Clonmel.

 

Tel. (052) 6170665 

       (052) 6170750

 

Partnership with Parents –Birth to 2 Years (new one-to-one programme):

-          Developing parents’ understanding of their child’s needs

-          Developing their understanding of their child’s development

-          Improving their relationship with their child

-          Understanding their approach to parenting

-          Understanding how they communicate and how this affects their relationship with their child

-          Looking at the supports they have around them and how these can help with their parenting

 

 

·         As required

Barnardos office, Clonmel

Parents of children aged  0 – 18 months

Barnardos

 

Tel. (052) 6170665 

       (052) 6170750

 

One-to-One Parenting Support (Incredible Years Home Visiting Coach programme):

 

·         Advice on parenting

·         Tuesday (re-commencing 12th September)

 

·         9.30 – 1.00 p.m.

 

·         Drop-In or by    

Appointment

 

 

Le Chéile, Respond Centre, Oakland Drive,

Clonmel

Parents of children, 

0 – 18 years

 

From Clonmel town and environs

Patricia Power,

Le Chéile, Respond

 

Tel. (052) 6129589 

       087 1954752

Clonmel

‘Cook It’ programme for parents & children: 

Nutrition education programme based on the Food Pyramid for parents ( endorsed by HSE Health Promotion)

 

·         To start in February 2018

 

·         6 weeks

Le Chéile,

Respond Centre, Oakland Drive,

Clonmel

Parents and children in

Clonmel town

Patricia Power,

Le Chéile project, Respond!

Clonmel

 

Tel. (052) 6129589 

       087 1954752

 

Carrick-on-Siúr

Non-Violent Resistance programme: One-to-one programme:

-          To help parents to deal with Child to Parent violence

 

To start in late September or October 2017, depending on numbers

Foróige NYP office,

16 Kickham Street,

Carrick-on-Siúr

Parents of children, aged 10 – 17/18 years

Foróige Neighbourhood Youth Project,

Carrick-on-Siúr

 

Siobhán Clifford:

          Tel. 086-8331886

Sarah Dunleavy:

          Tel.086-0479851

 

Clonmel / Cahir/Cashel/  Carrick-on-Siúr/ Fethard

 

Clonmel Community Mothers Programme

Community Mother Home Visits providing:

-          Support & Information re. Child Development & Parenting

-          Ante-natal support

-          Breast-feeding support

-          Mother & Baby Groups

-          Parent & Toddler Groups

 

 

·         As required

 

 

 

 

Parents of children, 0 – 5 years in Clonmel, Cahir, Carrick-on-Siúr, Cashel and Fethard.

Jill Sandvoss,

Clonmel Community Mothers Programme

 

Tel. (052) 6128199

Cashel

Parenting Support (Parents Plus Adolescent and Positive Parenting for Changing Families)

·         One-to-One

·         Advice on Parenting

·         Listening & Referral service

 

·         Wednesday

 

·         9.30  – 1.00 p.m.

·         Drop-In or by    

             appointment

Spafield Family Resource Centre, Cashel

Parents of children, 

2– 16 years from Cashel area

 

Deirdre O'Connor,
Spafield Family Resource Centre
Old Road, Cashel
Co. Tipperary
 
Tel. (062) 63622

Slieve Ardagh area

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One-to-One Parenting Support

Drop-in clinic:

-          One-to-one

-          Parenting Support and Advice

-          A Listening Ear

·         Monday, 9.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

 

·         Weekly

Millennium Family Resource Centre, Glengoole

 

Parents from Slieve Ardagh / Glengoole,

Killenaule, Ballingarry, & Mullinahone areas

 

Julie O’Halloran,

Millennium Family Resource Centre

 

Tel. (052) 9157992

 

 

Parent Support Outreach Gortnahoe

Drop-in clinic: (as above)

 

·         Thursdays

10.30 – 12.30

·         Fortnightly

Gortnahoe Community Centre

Parents from Gortnahoe, Kilcooley, Grange, Ballysloe, Fennor

Parents Plus Adolescents Programme

One-to-one parenting support including family sessions as required

By appointment or referral

 

 

 

 

Millennium Family Resource Centre, Glengoole  

 

Parents of children, aged 11 - 16 years, from Slieve Ardagh / Glengoole/ Killenaule/ Mullinahone/

Ballingarry

Play Therapy service for children

 

·         Ongoing / As required

·         Referrals from professionals and self-referral from parents

 

Millennium Family Resource Centre, Glengoole

 

Children, aged 3 – 14 years

 

 

Incredible Years Home Coaching Programme:

One-to-one parenting programme with a focus on:

 -  Strengthening children’s Social

    Skills, Emotional Regulation

    and School Readiness Skills.

-   Using Praise and Incentives to

    Encourage Co-operative

    Behaviour

-   Positive Discipline – Rules

    Routines & Effective Limit

    Setting, Handling Misbehaviour.

·         10 week programme

·         By referral from professionals

Millennium Family Resource Centre, Glengoole   or

in the Home.

Parents of children, aged 3 – 6 years, from Slieve Ardagh /

Glengoole/

Killenaule/ Mullinahone/

Ballingarry

 

Tipperary town

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parenting Support (Positive Parenting for Changing Families programme)

·         One-to-One

·         Advice on parenting

 

·         As required

Three Drives Family Resource Centre,

Grenane Drive, Tipperary

Parents of children and young people in Tipperary town

Three Drives Family Resource Centre,

Tipperary town

 

Tel. (062) 80831

Parenting Support (Positive Parenting for Changing Families programme)

·         As above

·         Ongoing basis

·         Mondays & Wednesdays by appointment

Knockanrawley Resource Centre, Tipperary

Parents of children, 0 – 12 years, from Tipperary town and environs

Helen Buckley,

Parent & Family Support Programme, Knockanrawley Resource Centre.

Tel. (062) 52688
 

 

 

 

 

Dad’s Group

-          Weekly

-          Monday, 10.30 – 12.30 p.m.

Knockanrawley Resource Centre, Tipperary

Fathers

SHE Group:

Lone Parent Group

-          Weekly session

 

-          Thursday, 11 – 1 p.m.

 

Knockanrawley Resource Centre, Tipperary

Women who are Lone Parents in area of Tipperary town

Parenting Club

(Peer support & Mentoring Group)

-          Weekly session

 

-          Wednesday, 10.30 – 12.30 p.m.

Knockanrawley Resource Centre, Tipperary

Parents in area of Tipperary town

Cook It!

Nutrition education programme based on the Food Pyramid for parents           (endorsed by HSE Health Promotion)

 

-          Start date: depending on  numbers

-          6 weeks

-          2 hour sessions weekly

Knockanrawley Resource Centre, Tipperary

Parents in area of Tipperary town

Art Therapy for children

·         One-to-one

·         Referrals from parents, schools, etc.

·         For children with issues around anxiety, bullying, anger management, etc.

·         As required

Three Drives Family Resource Centre,

Grenane Drive,

Tipperary.

 

Children & young people,  4 – 18 years in Tipperary town

Three Drives FRC,

Tipperary town

 

Tel. (062) 80831

Parent & Toddler Groups / Mother & Baby Groups

 

Area

 

Details of services

When

Venues

Target Group

Contact Details

Co. Tipperary

 

Parent & Toddler Groups:

-          Structured groups where parents engage in play and dance with their toddlers

-          Waiting lists apply in some cases

 

 -  Weekly sessions

 

 -  Ongoing

In various locations around the county: see web-link below

Parents & Toddlers

 

For full list of Parent & Toddler Groups in the County, follow web-link below

For full list of Parent & Toddler Groups in the County, please go to Tipperary County Childcare Committee web link at:

http://tipperarychildcarecommittee.ie/parent-toddler-groups/

 

Littleton and

surrounding areas

 

PEEPS Programme

(Parent & Toddler Groups)

-          Structured programme where parents are supported to promote their child’s Early Education needs.

 

 -   Weekly sessions

     on Wednesday,

     re-commencing

     after Summer

     break on

     27th September,

    10.30 – 12.00 a.m.

Littleton/Moycarkey/ Borris Community and Sports Centre, Littleton.

Parents & Babies/ Toddlers

 

Barnardos Centre, Thurles

 

  Tel. (0504) 20018

Northern section of

Co. Tipperary

Parent, Toddler & Baby Groups

-          Group Activities with parents & children to enhance development of children through play, story-telling & rhyme time

 

-   Starting back on

    week of 11th

    September

 

-          Weekly sessions

 

 -     Ongoing

12 locations:

In Ballina, Borrisokane,  Nenagh, Portroe, Kilcommon, Thurles, Moatfield, Borrisoleigh, Silvermines,

Latteragh (Toomevara), Cloughjordan, & Newport. 

 

Parents & Babies/ Toddlers

 

Brigid Murphy,

Community Mothers Programme,

North Tipperary Community Services

 

Tel. (067)41922

      087 2780029

   

Cahir

Cashel

Clonmel

Mother & Baby Groups:

To meet other parents of babies with Community Mothers on hand to provide support and information.

Breast-feeding practitioner available.

-  Weekly sessions

 

 -  Ongoing

In Cashel, Cahir, & Clonmel

Mothers & Babies

   Clonmel Community

   Mothers Programme  

 

Tel. (052) 6128199

 

Parenting Talks

 

Area

 

Subject of presentation & Presenters

When

Venue

Contact

North Tipperary

 

‘Q. & A. Workshop with Dr. Geraldine Leader

 

Geraldine Leader, Behavioural Psychologist, with expertise in Applied Behaviour Analysis and Autism Spectrum Disorder

 

 

-          January 2018 (date to be confirmed)

To be confirmed

Fiona Naughnane,

North Tipperary Community services

 

Tel. 087-7921883

 

Registration essential

                               

 

 Parenting programmes in County Tipperary: Information Sheet

 

 

Incredible Years

The Incredible Years (IY) Parenting Programme offers practical and positive support, advice and information to parents, carers, guardians of young children aged 3 to 8 years. It operates as a group programme – the Preschool Early Childhood BASIC (3-6 years) School Age BASIC (6-8 years) - and on a one-to-one basis, the Home Visiting Coach programme.

 

  • Parents learn various strategies to help children regulate their emotions, to improve their social skills, and to do better academically. It can also mean a more enjoyable family life.
  • In the group programme, parents meet as a group with two trained facilitators. They are given opportunities to collectively and individually develop new ways of managing their children and working together in partnerships.
  • Group aspects include: setting personal goals, role play practices, self-reflection, facilitator feedback, and home or classroom activities. Facilitators use video scenes to encourage group discussion, problem-solving and sharing of ideas. Parents and teachers are given handouts, activities to practice with children, and reminder notes to put on their refrigerator or blackboards. 
  • IY Home Visiting Coach programme: one-to-one programme with parents in home setting.
  • The IYP programme is an evidence-based programme. It is one of the few ‘model’ programmes designed to directly tackle the issue of emotional and behavioural difficulties in children. It has been subject to independent rigorous evaluation, which has produced scientific evidence of its long-term effectiveness.
 

 More info on the Incredible Years Programme at: http://incredibleyears.com/programs/  

 

Parents Plus

Parents Plus is a parenting programme developed in Ireland by Professor Carol Fitzpatrick, Dr. John Sharry and other Irish professionals in the Mater Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. The Parents Plus programmes are practical and positive evidence-based parenting courses, using video input to support and empower parents to manage and solve discipline problemspromote children’s learning and develop satisfying and enjoyable family relationships. There are now 3 programmes aimed at different age groups: Parents Plus Early Years Programme (1-6 years), Parents Plus Children’s Programme (6-11 years)and Parents Plus Adolescent Programme (11-16 years).

Independent robust evaluation has shown that the programme is effective in reducing behaviour problems in children, reducing parental stress and achieving high satisfaction from parent. 

Web-link: http://www.parentsplus.ie/programmes-about/  

 

Common Sense Parenting

Common Sense Parenting is an evidence-based parenting group programme which provides logical strategies and easy-to-learn techniques to address issues of:        

Communication                                                                                                     

Discipline

Decision-making

Relationships

Self-control

School success      

The programme envisages the parents as being best-placed to teach:

·Social skills to their children as the key to helping them find success at home, in school and in other settings;

·Consequences for positive / negative behaviour;

·Self-control                                                                                          

The programme incorporates research-proven childcare methods, derived directly from the U.S.-based Boys Town Treatment Family Homes programme, and adapted for use by parents in the home.

For more information, go to the web-link: http://www.boystown.org/documents/csp/1101-02513e_National_CSP_ NRI_OneSheet.pdf

 

Positive Parenting for Changing Families: Building Stronger Relationships and Managing Difficult Behaviours

This parenting programme has been developed by One Family, Ireland’s national organization for one-parent families. It aims to provide parents with a toolkit of skills that enable them to help their children to successfully make their own way in the world. Building on their existing skills, parents participating in the programme learn:

·to explore the needs of children and reasons why they misbehave

·different techniques to handle difficult behaviour and how to actively listen to your child

·ways to deal with situations like family change, bullying, fussy eating and much more.

For more informationhttps://onefamily.ie/?s=Parenting    

 

Parenting Through Art

The ‘Parenting through Art’ programme, devised and delivered by Marian Clarke, Senior Art Therapist, combines Art Therapy and Adlerian principles for Democratic and Respectful parenting. Parents learn ways through Art & Play about how they can:

·give their children positive encouragement

·help their children to develop the 4 Cs: to feel connectedcapablecourageous when facing challenge, and counted ( the sense that his/her contributions make a difference)

·introduce a democratic family model into their home by negotiating family agreements and logical consequences where children learn from their actions about taking responsibility.

For more information on Adlerian parenting techniqueshttp://www.lifematters.com/step.asp  

  

Partnership with Parents

Partnership with Parents is a one to one parenting programme delivered in the family home. The programme can be tailored to meet the specific needs of parents and their children. It is a parenting programme devised by Barnardos and is underpinned by an extensive review of parenting literature.    

The programme consists of 6 ‘plug in’ components:-

Ø  Relationships – aims to develop the parent-child relationship

Ø  Behaviour – supports parents to manage their child’s behaviour

Ø  Social – explores the parents role in promoting their child’s social development

Ø  Routines – helps parents introduce child-centred routines into their lives

Ø  Education – helps parents consider their role in supporting their child’s education

Ø  Physical – helps parents understand their role in supporting their child’s health, nutrition and physical activity.

 

There is a specific programme also available for parents with a child under 18 months old

 

Non-Violent Resistance Programme

The goal of the Non Violent Resistance Programme, adapted for use in Ireland, is to assist practitioners to provide parents with the skills to use when they experience Child to Parent Violence in their home. It is a brief, systemic and cognitive behavioural response to child to parent violence. The NVR Programme is another tool in the practitioner’s tool box in their work with families and parents that complements their already existing skills, values and knowledge. Working through the practitioner, the NVR Programme aims to empower & support parents/ carers in preventing & responding to the controlling and violent behaviour of children and teenagers. 

 

Strengthening Families Programme 

The Strengthening Families Programme is a USA evidence- based family skills programme held over 14 weekly sessions aimed at parents and their teens aged 12 - 16 years. The programme was first created in 1982 by Karol Kumpfer, Professor of Health Promotion and Education, University of Utah as a programme for 6-11 years and has since been adapted to other groups, including the 12-16 years. 

SFP aims to provide families with the skill sets needed to respond to life situations.  These programmes run in areas that have been identified as disadvantaged and support the justice system and social work system with their client base. Due to the social learning format of the sessions and the knowledge gained by facilitators in handling difficult client base we believe that continued delivery of these evidence based programmes will continue to support and improve the quality of life for the most marginalised in society.

 

This family skills training programme has been found to significantly improve parenting skills and family relations. It supports the family in reducing problematic behaviours in the home.  The SFP is one of the most powerful programmes for family change in the country as it involves not just the parents or the children alone but the entire family unit.  The SFP is unique in this respect among parenting and family programmes as it was developed specifically for children of alcohol and drug abusing parents.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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