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Explore The Programme Options Available For Spring 2024:

Explore The Programme Options Available For Spring 2024:

The Parents Plus Programmes are practical, evidence-based parenting and mental health courses that are designed to be delivered by professionals who work with families.

Backed by over 25 years of research, our programmes have proven benefits for families, including those dealing with disadvantage, disability and mental health problems, as well as the normal ups and downs of family life.

All profits from sales of programme training and supervision is re-invested in developing new evidence-based programmes to respond to the evolving needs of families, and to sponsor facilitator training and supports of services with limited budgets, who work with high need families.

Below is a full list of upcoming facilitator training programmes.

The Early Years Programme:

13th, 14th, 15th 20th & 21st May 2024 (9am-1.30pm)

The Early Years Programme is a comprehensive training course for professionals working with young children and families. Gain practical tools and evidence-based techniques to empower parents to strengthen parent-child relationships, nurture social and emotional well-being, increase school readiness, and positively address behaviours that can challenge.

The Special Needs Programme:

17th, 19th & 20th June 2024 (9am-1.30pm)

This first-in-the-world evidence-based programme for families rearing an adolescent with an intellectual disability was created to help parents to manage challenges, improve their family’s well-being and strengthen their links with other parents. Through training in the Special Needs Programme, you will learn how to empower parents to positively manage the many hidden challenges that can be common for parents raising an adolescent with an intellectual disability, as well as improve the well-being of all family members and prepare young people for future transitions and adulthood.

The Working Things Out Programme:

5th, 6th & 7th June 2024 (9.15am-1.30pm)

Prepare to support children and adolescents facing social, emotional, and behavioural challenges with the Working Things Out Programme. Discover effective interventions and strategies to enhance emotional regulation, problem-solving skills, communication techniques, and resilience. Foster positive decision-making, conflict resolution, and healthy relationships. Collaborate with families and schools to create a supportive environment that promotes growth and well-being.

The Parenting When Separated Programme:

18th, 25th and 26th April 2024 (9.15am-1.30pm)

Join the Parenting When Separated Programme and gain the skills to support parents going through separation or divorce. Learn to navigate the challenges of co-parenting, promote effective communication, manage conflicts, and create child-centred environments. Empower parents to develop parenting plans, establish consistent routines, and foster positive parent-teacher relationships. Collaboration with schools and professionals is emphasized for a comprehensive approach.

The Children’s ADHD Programme:

18th, 19th, 22nd, 24th & 26th April 2024 (9am-1pm)

Become a champion in supporting children with ADHD and their families through the Children’s ADHD Programme. Gain an in-depth understanding of ADHD, its impact, and evidence-based interventions. Equip yourself with practical tools to improve attention, impulse control, and behaviour. Foster self-regulation skills, social interactions, and academic success. Collaboration with parents, schools, and multidisciplinary teamwork is key to promoting positive outcomes.

The Adolescents Programme:

11th, 12th, 15th, 16th & 17th April 2024 (9.15am-1pm)

Embark on a journey to support the social, emotional, and behavioural development of adolescents through the Adolescents Programme. Explore effective communication, problem-solving, emotional regulation, and resilience-building strategies. Foster positive relationships, healthy decision-making, and coping skills.

Collaborate with parents, schools, and professionals to create a supportive environment for teenagers to thrive.

The Healthy Families Programme:

26th and 27th September & 3rd and 4th October 2024 (9am-1.30pm)

The Healthy Families Programme equips professionals with the skills to support families in promoting positive parenting, communication, and overall well-being. Enhance your understanding of family dynamics, parent-child relationships, and effective discipline techniques.

Create nurturing environments, manage conflicts, and address specific challenges. Collaborate with families, schools, and community resources to provide comprehensive support.

Parents Plus Children’s Programme:

19th, 20th, 21st, 24th & 25th June 2024 (9.15am-1pm)

It takes a village to raise a child. You can prepare the children that you work with for tomorrow by creating strong partnerships with their parents today. This programme is practical, solution-focused and draws on parents strengths. It is suitable for parents of children aged 6-11 years, including children with additional needs.

The programme is flexible and can be delivered to small groups or with individuals over 6-12 weeks.

If you would like to train in one of our programmes, learn about our group discounts or discover how we can support you to improve outcomes for children, adolescents and families, please contact our Impact Lead, Vicki Byrne at

We also deliver onsite training and supervision of teams (15 or more), and/or tailored support in the roll-out and evaluation of our programmes to ensure effective community-wide delivery.