Rhonda Murphy, Service Manager Chance for Change, Derry

“The Parents Plus facilitator training was invaluable and a very positive experience. Staff felt a huge benefit from the training particularly on how to facilitate groups As a result of training I have observed changes in staff practices – they are more solution focused in their approach and more skilled at actually facilitating and able to get parents to help themselves more effectively. I believe training is essential in order to deliver effectively.”

Family Worker

“Working with the parents is the cornerstone of working with the children in our service”“Parents Plus programmes are very informative, whatever capacity in which you work with parents. The content of the programme materials are excellent”

Community Facilitator, South Gloucestershire

“I really liked the solution oriented way of enabling parents to talk to each other…they said things to each other that I’d never have gotten away with, and really listened and took it on board.”

Parenting Consultant, South Gloucestershire

“An incredibly valuable tool in the toolbox for enabling groups of parents to work collaboratively towards solutions that work for them in their real world situations.”

Co-ordinator Special Needs Services

“Gave me lots of ideas on how to work effectively with parents. I liked the emphasis on strengths based approach. Parents Plus is a very valuable and practical tool for work with parents”

Grainne Smith, Quality Specialist CDI, Tallaght

The materials used in the delivery of the Parents Plus course are very user friendly and relevant. Parents I have worked with have found the DVD, which has real parents and children, as relevant to their own situation.”

Project Leader, Family Service

“Very useful and strengths based…“Absolutely essential for anyone working with parents in groups or on an individual basis”

Rhonda Murphy, Service Manager Chance for Change, Derry

“We have observed first hand the success of the programme for parents and how much they have enjoyed and benefitted from the experience. Many of the parents have attended many parenting programmes!…and all of them felt Parents Plus was different and they have learnt so much more. A lot of our parents are keen to attend due to other parents telling them of how it changed their lives.”

National Parenting Academy UK

“The Parents Plus programme manuals are well detailed and include excellent DVD clips which support the programme materials.”