Supervision / Additional Training

Parents Plus provide a range of post-training supports to facilitators and agencies who want to ensure a sustainable and effective delivery of the programmes within their agency. These include:

Individual Supervision Sessions

A 50 minute face to face or skype meeting with a Parents Plus Trainer to review your practice and to support you delivering your group. Central to the supervision is a review of the parent / young person goal forms and session rating forms as well as the facilitator planning and review sheets. In addition, the individual supervision can be used to review video clips of facilitator practice and the Parents Plus Trainer can provide tailored feedback in order to develop skills and to prepare for an accreditation application. Individual supervision sessions can be organised for co-facilitators together who are running the same group and this is recommended.

Group Supervision
Parents Plus also provide regular half day group supervision workshops designed for Parents Plus facilitators who have completed a basic training in one of the PP or WTO programmes and who have started to facilitate a group. The group supervisions are led by a Parents Plus trainer and provide an opportunity to meet other facilitators, to share practice and to learn from one another.

Parents Plus Accreditation
The Accreditation Package includes four group or individual sessions and accreditation submission with portfolio review for the discounted price of €350. You can book accreditation below or please contact us admin@parentsplus.ie for further details.

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Implementation Support
Parents Plus can provide agencies and agency groups with specific support to implement and evaluate a roll out of the Parents Plus and Working Things Out Programmes. Please contact us directly for more information

Parents Plus Quality Protocol and Accreditation Process
Parents Plus have an established Quality Protocol and Accreditation Process that is designed to ensure an effective delivery of the Parents Plus Programmes post training. Centred on gaining client feedback, the PP Quality Protocol helps facilitators maintain the client-centred/ strengths-based principles at the heart of the programme,  in order to ensure a continued effective and quality delivery of the Parents Plus Programmes. The Parents Plus Quality Protocol is the basis of becoming an Accredited Facilitator.

External Supervision with a Parents Plus Trainer
In order to complete the accreditation process, facilitators should also attend supervision with a Parents Plus trainner to ensure effectiveness and fidelity to the programme. The recommended supervision format is a mixture of individual and group sessions and must include at least four sessions ( including at least one video review of practice) prior to portfolio submission. ( In practice facilitators may benefit from more extended supervision sessions). Individual supervision can take place face to face or by skype once paperwork/ feedback forms has been sent in advance to Parents Plus Trainer. Below is a sample supervsion schedule

  1. Individual supervision after first parenting group session
  2. Individual supervision midway during first group – focusing on video review ( * video clips of practice are reviewed by PP trainer and specific feedback is provided)
  3. Attendance at Group supervision workshop
  4. Individual supervision during second group – focusing on video review (*expectation that trainee will have integrated some of feedback from first one into their practice)
  5. Attendance at further group or individual supervisions as necessary
  6. Preparation and submission of portfolio to Parents Plus Training Board for review

Full details of the Parents Plus Quality Protocol and the Accreditation process can be downloaded PP Facilitator Accreditation Process. The specific measures and rating forms can be downloaded by trained facilitators in the members section.

Family Sessions Advanced Practice Training
A important enhancement of the delivery of the Parents Plus Programme is conducting family sessions that include the children, adolescents and the parents together . Designed to be delivered in parallel to the groups, these sessions provide the family with an opportunity to put the course ideas in to practice and to connect, communicate and problem solve together. Family sessions allow parents to personalise the ideas with their children and gives facilitators a chance to engage the children and adolescents and ensure the best outcomes for all.

The Family Sessions training is open to facilitators previously trained in one of the Parents Plus programmes, The focus of this advanced practice training is to provide participants with skills to deliver these family sessions so they can greatly enhance the impact of their groups.