Introduction to the Parents Plus and Working Things Out Programmes Free Seminar

Parents Plus is hosting a free introductory seminar on 26th January from 4.00pm to 5.00pm in Hotel Woodstock in Ennis, Clare.

This seminar is suitable for both practitioners and service managers who want to gain an understanding of the five Parents Plus programmes and how they can best be implemented within individual services. Samples of each programme will be presented as well as the evidence base along with a number of implementation strategies for getting the programmes off the ground both within individual services and larger organisations.

The session is free but has a limited number of places. To book a place, please add attendees and their details below. Note when booking, click the invoice option on payment and you will not be charged.

 

About Parents Plus Programmes

The Parents Plus Programmes are evidence-based parenting courses designed to support and empower parents to manage and solve discipline problems, to create satisfying and enjoyable family relationships and to help children and young people grow up and reach their full potential. The original Parents Plus Programme was developed in 1998 and since then five flagship programmes have been developed targeting different age groups and contexts.

  • The Early Years Programme for parents of children aged 1 to 6.
  • The Children’s Programme for parents of children aged 6 to 11.
  • The Adolescent’s Programme for parents of adolescents aged 11 to 16.
  • The Working Things Out Programme targeted at adolescents aged 11-16.
  • The Parenting when Separated Programme targeted at parents who are preparing for, going through or have gone through a separation and divorce.

All Parents Plus programmes are evidence-based approaches and currently nineteen  studies attest to their effectiveness in clinical and specialist settings. They are delivered as structured courses with small groups of parents, children and adolescents utilising DVD input, handouts, group exercises and homework and are delivered within a solution-focused collaborative facilitation model. The Parents Plus charity has an established  ‘train the trainer’ process to empower professionals and community leaders to deliver the programmes in their agencies and local areas.

 

Official Launch of the New PP Programme Manuals & Information Seminar 9th March 2017

Thursday, 9th March 2017   in the Ashling Hotel, Dublin 8

To mark the development of our updated programme materials, Parents Plus is hosting an official launch and a special information seminar for practitioners and managers.  You are very welcome to attend if you are:

  • New to the Parents Plus programmes and want to find out more about how they might work in your agency.
  • An existing PP facilitator and you want to find out about the new programme materials and to network with other facilitators.

NB: The morning seminar (9:30am-1pm) is now booked out. To facilitate the extra number of people wishing to attend, we are repeating the information seminar on the same day in the afternoon. Please register below. 

 Agenda Morning Seminar (booked out)

  • 9:30am  – Arrival at registration, networking and refreshments.
  • 10:30amLaunch of new Parents Plus Programme materials. Dr Michael Drumm, Chair of Parents Plus and Principal Clinical Psychology Manager, HSE
  • 11.00am – 1.00pm  – Parents Plus Information Seminar – Dr John Sharry, CEO and Founder, and Dr Eileen Brosnan, Senior Trainer, Parents Plus 

Agenda Afternoon Seminar (open for bookings below)

  • 2pm  – Arrival at registration, networking and refreshments.
  • 2:30pm – 4:30pm  – Parents Plus Information Seminar – Dr John Sharry, CEO and Founder, and Dr Eileen Brosnan, Senior Trainer, Parents Plus 
  • 4:30pm-4:45pm – Review and Close

Seminar Content: The morning and afternoon seminars will introduce all five Parents Plus programmes, describing the background and how the programmes work as well as outlining the content of the new manuals and updated materials. The seminar is ideal for professionals and managers who want to find out more about the Parents Plus programmes and how they might work in their agencies. There will be time to network, to ask questions and to meet practicing Parents Plus facilitators. This information seminar may also count towards your CPD and a certificate of attendance can be given to you on the day.

You can download an information flier here on the event to share it with your colleagues and display in your organisation.

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About the Parents Plus Programmes

The Parents Plus Programmes are evidence-based parenting courses designed to support and empower parents to manage and solve discipline problems, to create satisfying and enjoyable family relationships and to help children and young people grow up and reach their full potential. The original Parents Plus Programme was developed in 1998 and since then five flagship programmes have been developed targeting different age groups and contexts.

  • The Early Years Programme for parents of children aged 1 to 6.
  • The Children’s Programme for parents of children aged 6 to 11.
  • The Adolescents Programme for parents of adolescents aged 11 to 16.
  • The Working Things Out Programme targeted at adolescents aged 11-16.
  • Parenting when Separated Programme targeted at parents who are preparing for, going through or have gone through a separation and divorce.

All Parents Plus programmes are evidence-based approaches and currently 19 studies attest to their effectiveness in community and specialist settings. They are delivered as structured courses with small groups of parents, children and adolescents utilising DVD input, handouts, group exercises and homework and are delivered within a solution-focused collaborative facilitation model. The Parents Plus charity has an established ‘train the trainer’ process to empower professionals and community leaders to deliver the programmes in their agencies and local areas.

About the Updated Parents Plus Programme Materials

  • The new Parent’s Booklets are now in full colour and the information is presented the  in a clearer more visual way that is accessible to more parents. They contain updated ideas on topics such as emotional development of children and new family challenges such as such as screentime and social media.
  • The Facilitator Manuals are all standardised and presented in a an easier to use format containing new resources for facilitation such as extra group exercises, posters and editable fliers.
  • Please note that the DVD content for each of the programmes have not been updated at this time.

If you have any queries about this event, please contact siobhan@parentsplus.ie 

Delivering PP Programmes in Disability Settings Workshop – 30th March 2017

Thursday, 30th March 2017, 9.30am – 4pm, Centre for Nurses Education, Dublin 7

This Advanced Practice workshop brings together Parents Plus Facilitators working in the disability settings. It is suitable for practitioners who are working within the early intervention (0-6) and school age teams (6-18) under progressing disability, as well primary care professionals working with clients with a disability.

Providing parenting groups is an important part of service delivery within disability settings.  Such groups can provide parents with group support, as well as access to specialist interventions.

Workshop content includes:

  • Presentations from practitioners working in disability
  • Description of Parents Plus guidelines on running groups in disability services
  • Networking opportunities to meet other facilitators

Attendance at the workshop is free (and by application only) for trained Parents Plus facilitators who are running groups in their service.

This training is now fully booked. If you would like to go on a cancellation list for this training, please email siobhan@parentsplus.ie with your name, profession and service as well as details of your Parents Plus training, the groups you have run and your goals for the workshop.

 

Become a PP Mentor and Support other Professionals to Deliver the PP Programmes

Parents Plus is looking to recruit a number of experienced facilitators who can act as professional mentors to other Parents Plus Facilitators.

The role of a Parents Plus mentor is to:

  • Support new Parents Plus Facilitators to get their groups up and running.
  • Provide supervision to facilitators as they deliver their Parents Plus Groups.
  • Host Parents Plus regional network meetings and local supervision groups.
  • Support facilitators to progress through the Parents Plus Accreditation process.

In order to be a Parents Plus mentor you need to be:

  • Trained and experienced in running one or more of the Parents Plus Programmes.
  • Accredited or in the process of accreditation in one or more of the Parents Plus Programmes.
  • Have specific experience in providing professional supervision and training – this is a distinct advantage.
  • Able to give an indication of how much time you can allocate to mentoring.

Acting as a Parents Plus Mention can be done:

  • As part of your role within your agency.
  • In a voluntary capacity within an identified project.
  • In return for a fee from Parents Plus for a designated project.

If you are recruited as a Mentor, you will be provided with training and supervision from the Parents Plus Training Team and you will become part of a network of Parents Plus Mentors.

To apply to be a mentor, please fill out the application form here and send it back to siobhan@parentsplus.ie