|As we approach the end of January we wanted to help make sure you get the most out of 2023 by inviting you to a FREE online seminar that focuses on running effective online programmes.
The benefits of online parent programmes delivery are multiple, the convenience and accessibility for parents, the support offered by interacting with other parents with similar challenges in the group discussions and breakout rooms, the fact that more couples/parents who are parenting together can attend, good attendance levels overall and the cost-effectiveness of running group programmes online. Though many services have reverted to in-person programmes post-Covid, which is great, it also makes sense to also have an online group offer to draw more parents into accessing this valuable support and parenting resource.
|This special practice seminar on ‘Running Effective Online Parents Plus Programmes’ takes place on 8th February from 10 am to 12 pm online via Zoom.
The session will showcase and support the work of the practitioners and services who successfully deliver the Parent Plus programme online in various settings throughout Ireland and the UK. You are most welcome to attend if you are a practitioner who is already trained in any Parents Plus programme and are delivering or planning to deliver an online group to parents in your service.
Managers who are looking at online delivery for 2023 are also welcome and will benefit.
The seminar is free to attend but you must register below
10 am – Opening and Welcome – Dr Eileen Brosnan, Parents Plus.
10:15 am – Delivering services online, advantages and disadvantages. Prof John Sharry, Parents Plus.
10:30 am – Rolling out the Parents Plus Children’s Programme – A hybrid model (online & in person) – The North Somerset experience. Graham Pascoe, Parenting Co-ordinator and Schools Link and Lauren Nurse, Parenting and Early Help Business Support both from North Somerset Council.
10:50 am – Parents Plus Children’s Programme Online – Working with a diverse range of parents and needs – Evija Nwaneri, Parenting Cavan Facilitator and Chairperson Cavan Multicultural Network and Vanda Brady, Outreach Ireland and Cavan Cross-Cultural Community.
11.15 am – Delivering the Parenting When Separated Programme – A coordinated approach across the mid-west FRC network with referral links to the local Court Services – Pat Fitzpatrick, Northside Family Resource Centre, Limerick.
11.35 am – Breakouts – Overcoming organisational and practice challenges in online PP Programme delivery – sharing learning.
11:50 am – Consolidating skills and learning – Moving forward with the online work.
12:00 – Finish
There will also be a chance to network in breakouts to share ideas on overcoming organisational and practice challenges in online programme delivery
|Practice Seminar: Running Effective Online Parents Plus Programmes –
8th February from 10 am to 12 pm online via Zoom.
Setting up and running online groups successfully requires time and planning, as well as effective group session facilitation. To aid you in this we have developed this seminar where we share our collective learning from running the groups remotely over the last three years.
This seminar aims to help you with:
Getting online programmes off the ground and fine-tuning your online delivery skills including:Recruiting parents and pre-programme workSupporting parents’ participation, and the therapeutic elementsDrawing in quieter members and managing those with high levels of needEnsuring all participants gain a sense of connection and can give and receive support from one another.Maintaining the strengths-based practice model while running online programmesEnsuring the programme topics are covered – balancing programme content with parent discussion time. Using ‘breakouts’ effectively for small group work, worksheets and exercises.
|The workshop is for trained Parents Plus Programme Facilitators and managers and will be taking place on February 8th from 10 am – 12 pm.
To get in touch directly with Eileen Brosnan to discuss delivering online programmes please click ‘Email Eileen’ below