The Parents Plus Programmes are solution-focused, evidence-based parenting and mental health interventions designed to be delivered by trained professionals in community and specialist settings.
They can be delivered by a variety of education, mental health and community professionals, including teachers, social workers, speech and language therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, public health nurses and health visitors or any professionals working in child care, family support or community settings.
- Attendance at the Parents Plus Trainings is compulsory for facilitators prior to delivering the groups.
- Prior to accreditation, Parents Plus groups are to be co-facilitated, so at least two facilitators need to be trained before they can be delivered in an agency.
- For more information, prior to booking a training please read the full Parents Plus Licensing Guidelines.
The Parents Plus and Working Things Out Programmes can be delivered to families individually or in in small groups by a variety of organisations such as.
- Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
- Mainstream and Special Schools
- Early intervention and preschool Services
- Primary Care
- Family Centres and Community Resource Services
- Youth Services
- Disability Services
- Child Protection Agencies
- Mediation Services
- Family Counselling Agencies
The can be adapted to be delivered in a variety of formats notably as are
- Universal programmes targeted at families within the community who are dealing with the normal ups and downs of bringing up children.
- Preventative programmes targeted at vulnerable families at risk of behavioural and emotional problems.
- Interventions targeted at families with specific needs and whose children are exhibiting behavioural, emotional and developmental problems.
- Watch this short video interview with Accredited Parents Plus facilitator, Ciara Ní Rathallaigh, Speech and Language Therapist with the HSE.