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2023 Calendar of Professional Programmes from Parents Plus

Our programmes are for professionals who work in Community, Health, Education and Disability services and they’re backed by over 25 years of research and have proven benefits for families.


In the last 10 years alone, we have supported over 1,000 organisations, in Ireland and internationally, to create sustainable change in their service delivery, strengthening over 100,000 families.

Our suite of programmes’ training and supervision are suitable for a range of professionals working in services such as HSE Primary Care, CAMHS, Family Resource Centres, Disability, Education (EWS, HSCL, SCP, Primary and Secondary) as well as Youth Services.

Below are the programmes available to book from our 2023 calendar of training.

The Parents Plus Children’s Programme

The Parents Plus Children’s Programme Training For Professionals

The Parents Plus Children’s Programme is practical and solution-focused. It will provide you with the essential skills and learning to achieve the best outcomes for the parents and families who attend your services.

The training focuses on the following –

  • Developing an in-depth understanding of this programme
  • Delivering the programme via face-to-face and online sessions, to groups and individual families
  • Providing opportunities to observe and practise the skills to become a solution-focused facilitator
  • Building on parent’s strengths as a basis for ongoing change
  • Strengthening inter-agency and community partnerships

Dates available in November 2022 and February 2023

The Parents Plus Special Needs Programme

The Parents Plus Special Needs Programme Training For Professionals

Parents of children with an intellectual disability can face significant challenges, especially during the adolescent years. With our Special Needs Programme, you can support parents to manage these challenges, improve their family’s well-being and strengthen their links with other parents.

The training focuses on the following:

  • Developing an in-depth understanding of this programme
  • Delivering the programme via face-to-face and online sessions to groups and individual families
  • Providing opportunities to observe and practise the skills to become a solution-focused facilitator
  • Building on parents’ strengths as a basis for ongoing change
  • Strengthening inter-agency and community partnerships

Dates available in November and December 2022 and January 2023

The Parents Plus Adolescents Programme

The Parents Plus Adolescents Programme Training For Professionals

The teenage years can be a challenging time for many families. Helping parents develop warm relationships with their teenagers reduces conflict and supports them to grow up as well-adjusted and happy adults. 

The training focuses on the following:

  • Developing an in-depth understanding of this programme
    delivering the programme via face-to-face and online sessions to groups and individual families
  • Providing opportunities to observe and practise the skills to become a solution-focused facilitator
  • Building on parents’ strengths as a basis for ongoing change
  • Strengthening inter-agency and community partnerships

Dates available in December 2022 and February 2023

Parenting When Separated Programme

Parenting When Separated Programme Training for Professionals

Families going through separation can experience increased isolation and conflict.  With our Parenting When Separated Programme, you can help parents to personally cope, and to co-parent effectively, to ensure their children cope and thrive.

The training focuses on:

  • Solving co-parenting problems in a positive way which focuses on the needs of their children
  • Creating practical arrangements for children that minimise stress and conflict
  • Improving parents communication with their children and with their children’s other parent
  • Coping with the emotional impact of separation and learn stress management techniques
  • Helping their children cope emotionally with the separation 
  • Dealing with the challenges of lone parenting or being a ‘live away’

Dates available February 2023

Healthy Families Programme

The Healthy Families Programme for Professionals

Children are experiencing increased rates of health problems, such as obesity and higher levels of anxiety. With our Healthy Families Programme you can empower parents to create healthy and connected families and improve well-being for everyone. 

The training focuses on:

  • Understanding how to improve families health and well-being
  • Promoting healthy eating and mealtimes
  • Incorporating active play and physical activities into their day
  • Maintaining positive mental health and self-esteem
  • Establishing good routines for sleep 
  • Setting up rules around technology use at home
  • Building positive family relationships

Dates available in February 2023

To view our complete suite of Professional Programmes click here