Book a place at the free Advanced Practice Workshop in Dublin in June

Parents Plus are inviting PP Facilitators to a FREE Advanced Practice Workshop in Dublin in June to cater specifically for more experienced facilitators.

The workshop will focus on further developing group facilitation skills, effective programme set-up and delivery, managing challenges, and strengths based engagement with parents.

  • When is the workshop: Wednesday, 12th June 2019 from 9.30am until 1.00pm
  • Location: Nurses Education Centre, 14 Nelson Street, Dublin 7
  • Cost: Free to attend for PP Facilitators but you must book online to reserve a place

To book a place on this Advanced Practice Workshop, book online below under supervisions

If you’ve any other queries about this workshop, please email eileen@parentsplus.ie 

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Free Advanced Practice Workshop in Cavan – book online

Parents Plus are inviting PP Facilitators to a FREE Advanced Practice Workshop in Cavan on 30th April to cater specifically for more experienced facilitators.

The workshop will focus on further developing group facilitation skills, effective programme set-up and delivery, managing challenges, and strengths based engagement with parents.

  • When is the workshop: Tuesday, 30th April from 2.00pm to 4.00pm
  • Location: Hotel Kilmore, Dublin Road, Cavan
  • Cost: Free to attend for PP Facilitators but you must book online to reserve a place.

To book a place on this Advanced Practice Workshop, book online below under supervisions. 

If you’ve any other queries about this workshop, please email eileen@parentsplus.ie 

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FREE Advanced Practice Workshop in Dublin in April

Parents Plus are inviting PP Facilitators to a FREE Advanced Practice Workshop in Dublin in April to cater specifically for more experienced facilitators.

The workshop will focus on further developing group facilitation skills, effective programme set-up and delivery, managing challenges, and strengths based engagement with parents.

  • When is the workshop: Tuesday, 9th April 2019 from 9.30am until 1.00pm
  • Location: Nurses Education Centre, 14 Nelson Street, Dublin 7
  • Cost: Free to attend for PP Facilitators but you must book online to reserve a place

To book a place on this Advanced Practice Workshop, book online below under supervisions

If you’ve any other queries about this workshop, please email eileen@parentsplus.ie 

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Parents Plus CLG is Seeking New Trustees/ Directors for the Board

Parents Plus is currently looking for talented and motivated new Trustees who can advise and guide Parents Plus to the next stage of its development. We are also looking for potential Trustees who:

Have experience of delivering the Parents Plus Programmes in frontline agencies and/or managing the roll out of the programmes to communities.
Are parents who have attended a Parents Plus programme and who could represent the views of parents and families.
May not be directly involved in the services above but who might have specific skills in:
– Organisation Development for Charities
– Finance and Accounting
– Collaborating with state bodies such as, the Department of Education, Department of Health/HSE, Department of Children and Youth Affairs and TUSLA
– Rolling out national campaigns

Commitment of Trustees

Trustees are expected to attend five to seven board meetings a year and to participate in various subgroups that may be established from time to time. While the Directors are elected at the AGM each year, we envision that Trustees who become involved consider they are making a three to five year commitment. As per the Charity Governance code, Directors are voluntary appointments.

Support for Trustees

Parents Plus will support Trustees in gaining access to relevant training for the role and will pay all travel and subsistence expenses incurred in acting as a Trustee.

Application Process

Potential Trustees are asked to send in a CV and a statement of interest in the work of Parents Plus to john@parentsplus.ie

CVs will be reviewed by the CEO and the Chair of the Board and suitable applicants will be offered an individual interview.
Once a candidate is approved, then the person is invited onto the Board for a trial period of six months. This trial period allows both the candidate and the Parents Plus Board to decide if there is a good fit. At the end of the six months, if both the candidate and the existing Board members are happy then the candidate is invited to become elected as a trustee at the next AGM.

Background – Parents Plus CLG

Parents Plus CLG was founded in 1998 and works to develop and disseminate evidence-based programmes for families in Ireland and internationally. In order to ensure long-term sustainable benefit, the charity adopts a ‘train the trainer’ approach to empower professionals and community leaders to deliver the programmes in their agencies and local areas. Specifically, Parents Plus provides programme materials and facilitator training, post training supervision and coaching, as well as evaluation and implementation support to local agencies and groups over time to build long-term family support capacity, particularly in disadvantaged communities.

Visit www.parentsplus.ie

Background – Parents Plus Programmes

Parents Plus currently has five flagship programmes, which are delivered as structured courses with small groups of parents, children and adolescents utilising DVD input, handouts, group exercises and homework. The programmes are delivered over six -12 weeks to small groups of parents and adolescents by community professionals who have undergone Parents Plus training.

The five programmes are:
1) The Early Year’s Programme (parents of children 1 – 6 years)
2) The Children’s Programme (parents of children 6 – 11 years) 
3) The Adolescent’s Programme (parents of adolescents 11 – 16 years)
4) The Working Things Out Programme (targeted at adolescents aged 11 – 16 years)
5) Parenting when Separated Programme (targeted at parents post separation)

We have currently two new programmes in development notably the:
a) Parents Plus Pathways Programme to support parents with children with a disability.
b) Parents Plus Healthy Families Programme to support healthy, active and positive family lifestyles.

The Parents Plus Programmes have all been developed in partnership with Irish parents and children specifically including their individual experiences. There is now a substantial body of evidence demonstrating the high impact of the Parents Plus Programmes in terms of reducing emotional/behaviour problems for children, alleviating parental stress, as well as improving children’s learning within the home.

See www.parentsplus.ie/research for further details.

 

 

Free Advanced Practice Workshop for facilitators in 2019

Parents Plus are inviting PP Facilitators to a FREE Advanced Practice Workshop in 2019 to cater specifically for more experienced facilitators.

The workshop will focus on further developing group facilitation skills, effective programme set-up and delivery, managing challenges, and strengths based engagement with parents.

  • When is the workshop: Thursday, 21st March 2019 – 1.30pm – 4pm
  • Location: ClareCare, Harmony Row, Ennis, Co Clare
  • Cost: Free to attend for PP Facilitators

To book a place on this Advanced Practice Workshop, book online below under additional training.

If you’ve any other queries about this workshop, please email eileen@parentsplus.ie 

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Book Now – Group Supervision Training coming up

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Group supervision training sessions are a great opportunity for you to meet with your colleagues, reflect on your experiences of running Parents Plus groups thus far, and access support to improve your practice.

The goals of the workshops are to:

  • Support facilitators to get PP groups up and running in their services
  • Support programme delivery
  • Consult on specific challenges/group facilitation skills
  • Provide information on the Parents Plus Accreditation process

Become a Parents Plus Champion Facilitator in 2019

In order to recognise the many facilitators and agencies who continue to deliver the Parent Plus programmes in a sustained quality way, Parents Plus are identifying a number of ‘champion’ facilitators, who will be eligible for extra support and supervision, as well as reduced cost training and programme materials.

Details about how to apply to become a Champion Facilitator are below.

Benefits of becoming a Parents Plus Champion

  • Receive extra support and supervision from Parents Plus Trainers to deliver your services to families.
  • Access to lower cost programme booklets, supervision and additional training.
  • Be eligible to apply for a discount on Parents Plus training for colleagues in your agency (who are going to co-facilitate groups).
  • Be recognised as delivering a quality service in your community.
  • Receive a special certificate from Parents Plus to recognise your champion status for the year you receive it.

Discounts for Parents Plus Champions

  • 1 free supervision session annually
  • 25 % discount on Parent booklets
  • 25% discount on additional Parents Plus training
  • 25% discount on facilitator training for colleagues in your agency who can act as co-facilitators
  • Discounts are available for the duration of champion status (e.g. 1/1/2019 – 31/12/2019)
  • Parents Plus reserve the right to vary discount rates at any point.

Criteria for becoming a Parents Plus champion

To become a champion facilitator you need to be:

  • Delivering one of the Parents Plus programmes at least two times a year.
  • Following the Parents Plus Quality Protocol as you deliver the programmes.
  • Be an accredited facilitator or be working towards accreditation.
  • Have run a Parents Plus programme at least twice in the preceding 18 months and have plans to run one twice in the next 18 months.
  • Be prepared to return to Parents Plus audit data on groups run (e.g. anonymised parent course review forms at the end of each group).
  • Have the full support of management in your agency re: becoming a Parents Plus Champion Facilitator.
  • Be prepared for you and your agency to be identified as a Parents Plus Champion on the Parents Plus website and within our social media communications.

Other Information

  • Parents Plus invite joint applications from co-facilitators in an agency delivering groups together, though individual applications will be considered also.
  • Champion status is awarded on a yearly basis and it can be renewed annually, once the facilitator(s) continues to meet the criteria above.
  • You are eligible to apply if you are working within an agency that has open referral for families (e.g. advertised to the public) and within specialist agencies with internal referral only (e.g. CAMHS and disability settings).

Application Process

To apply to become a Champion Facilitator 2019 please complete the short application form HERE and email it to siobhan@parentsplus.ie

The closing date for applications for the coming year is Thursday, 30th January 2019.

 

 

Free Supervision Offer for Trained Facilitators in the Parents Plus Programmes

We are always delighted to keep in touch with facilitators and hear about how the groups are going, the things that are working well and any of the challenges. We would like to support you in continuing to run good quality groups for parents and young people attending your service. Over the next period (until the end of Feb. 2019), we are offering free Supervision Sessions by phone or Skype/Facetime/Zoom.

These supervision sessions are available to individual facilitators, co-facilitating pairs or small groups of practitioners delivering the PP programmes within a service. You may be running or have recently run a group, or you and your colleagues may be aiming to get Parents Plus off the ground again in your service, or you may be a newly trained facilitator wanting support in getting started.

The PP Supervision Session focuses on helping practitioners:

  • Develop skills in effective programme delivery
  • Recruit participants for your groups and keep them coming each week
  • Develop a reflective practice approach
  • Improve group facilitation skills
  • Deal well with challenges
  • Use participant feedback effectively
  • Problem-solve any issues arising from the groups

To apply to avail of one of these free Supervision Sessions please email Eileen Brosnan at eileen@parentsplus.ie asap with the below details.

If you are applying on behalf of yourself and a co-facilitator or small group in your agency please include all names. We will then get in touch to arrange a suitable time-slot for you. These slots are limited, so we would encourage you to get in touch soon to secure a session.

Name:
Contact number:
Email:
Agency/service:
Which PP programmes are you trained in?

How many groups have you run so far since you were trained?

Are you currently running a programme? Give details of programme, start and finish dates, numbers etc.

What is your main goal for the Supervision Session?

Parents Plus in School Settings – 27/09/2018

Running Parents Plus in Schools – Advanced Practice Workshop- Thursday 27th September, 9:00am-1:30pm, Lucan Spa Hotel Co Dublin

The Parents Plus and Working Things Out are evidence based programmes that are successfully delivered in primary and secondary school as a means of:

  • Supporting children’s mental healthWTO covers
  • Engaging parents and families
  • Promoting positive communication in families
  • Resolving emotional and behavioural problems

 

To support primary and secondary schools running the programmes we are hosting an advanced practice workshop which will cover:

  • Key note presentation from Dr John Sharry on “Strengths based principles for engaging families in schools”.
  • A series of practice presentations from facilitators running the programmes in schools on topics such as supporting children with mental health problems such as anxiety.
  • Break-out discussion groups on a range of specific topics such as recruiting participants in schools, keeping them attending, group facilitation skills etc.
  • Networking opportunities to meet other school staff delivering parenting and mental health programmes.

If you are interested in presenting or providing a short input on your practice (10 mins) or helping to run a break out group, please email sinead@parentsplus.ie.

PPAP coversThis workshop is designed for
1) trained Parents Plus facilitators who are looking to develop their practice and 2) professionals working in school settings, new to Parents Plus who are considering Parents Plus training in the future. See here for details of full Parents Plus training.

Cost of attendance is €50 euro, or free for practitioners who present.

Registration

 

Parents Plus Programme Cover Photos

Parents Plus is an Irish charity that develops practical, evidence-based parenting and mental health programmes. We train professionals working with children and families to deliver the programmes in communities and clinical settings. Our programmes support families to communicate effectively, build satisfying relationships and overcome emotional and behavioural problems.

Our Programmes: Parents Plus have developed five flagship programmes in partnership with parents and children living in Ireland and includes their specific experiences. Our programmes combine a social learning model with a solution-focused preventative framework that encourages and empowers parents and children to ‘take charge’ and make positive changes in their lives.

Our programmes comprise of:

  • 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.