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Supporting families online and by phone – resources and new training on 4th June

With the advent of the Covid-19 crisis, face to face support of families has unfortunately had to stop, yet many families remain in need of support and are under additional stress due to the crisis. Parents Plus are supporting professionals and services to provide support remotely to families online and by telephone. We provide

  1. A special training in phone/ online service delivery – see below
  2. A guidance document on how to deliver successful online services, provided during the training – email eileen@parentsplus.ie
  3. Access to Parents Plus Videos online for trained facilitators
  4. Created a page of Covid-19 specific articles and resources for families

In this online training we will explain the principles of effective remote working  using the Parents Plus Programmes and provide participants with the tools that can work in their agencies.

Topics covered include

  • Choosing the best mode of remote support (phone, zoom, skype, google hangouts, other)
  • Remotely delivering strengths-based support to families
  • Confidentiality and data protection considerations
  • Structuring individual and group sessions
  • Addressing core topics such as self-care for parents, conflict management
  • Supporting family mental health.

Delivered by Prof John Sharry and Dr. Eileen Brosnan, the training will involve the following:

Training 1FULLY BOOKED

  • Tuesday 26th May – 10am-12.30 pm Zoom group training session – Intro to remote individual and group work, demonstration of effectively using the PP parent engagement model via online mode.
  • Tuesday 9th June – 10am-11.30 am    A follow-up group session to look at how remote work is progressing and problem-solve around challenges.

Training 2

  1. Thursday 4th June – 10am-12.30 pm Zoom group training session – Intro to remote individual and group work, demonstration of effectively using the PP parent engagement model via online mode.
  2. Thursday 18th June – 10am-11.30 am    A follow-up group session to look at how remote work is progressing and problem-solve around challenges.

All attendees will receive preparatory email/ reading material in advance of training and we can offer a short intro session to those unfamiliar to zoom if they need help getting online.

The cost of the training is €135  per person. Please contact us if accessing finance is difficult and we will do our best to provide a number of sponsored places.

Bookings can be can be made here and for more details please email eileen@parentsplus.ie