Wexford Parents Hub Programmes

List of Wexford Parents Hub Programmes with nearest upcoming dates.

Tusla, Barnardos, Youth New Ross, Gorey Youth Needs and Family Resource Centres across the county provide a free, confidential drop in support service for parents and carers where they can discuss a concern they have about their child. Help and support can be provided on a range of issues affecting children from 0-18years. This could include baby basics, behavioural difficulties, parenting dilemmas, issues in school, relationships, concerns around drugs or alcohol etc.

Trained staff will provide help and support or signpost you to the most appropriate service for your family.

Upcoming Dates for Family Support Drop In

Date Venue Tel
Tue 26th Nov Raheen Family Resource Centre, Raheen, Clonroche, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford 051 442888
Tue 26th Nov FAB Community Resource Centre, Coolcots Shopping Centre, Coolcots, Wexford, Co Wexford 053 9142018
Tue 26th Nov Barnardos, Castle Hill, Enniscorthy, Wexford, Co Wexford 053 9236343
Thu 28th Nov Gorey FRC, Gorey, Co Wexford 053 9489017
Wed 4th Dec South West Wexford FRC, Ramsgrange, Wexford, Co Wexford 051 389418

The goal of the Non Violent Resistance Programme (NVR) is to provide parents with the skills to use when they experience child to parent violence in their home.

It is an evidence supported, brief, structured and respectful response to the problem of child to parent violence. It aims to empower and support parents/carers in preventing and responding to the controlling and violent behaviour of children and teenagers.

Course Duration: 8-12 weeks, Groups or one to one

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A Series of Free Talks in Wexford County Council Libraries in 2019

In this talk about children's anxiety, you will learn how modern society is contributing to our children's anxiety levels.

Carina will discuss how we can help steer children away from serious mental health issues in the future by learning to control anxiety in the present.

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In this talk, you will receive friendly and helpful advice and tips on organising your family finances. Are you budgeting for Christmas, or perhaps for a First Communion or back to school expenses, maybe you are planning a family holiday? Or would you like some help and information on how to manage your credit card bills or current loans?

Why not come along to your friendly and let Lynda explain how to make the most out of your family finances in a relaxed setting.

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The transition from pre-school to primary school can be one of the most important transitions that your child will make. The success of this transition can benefit your child all the way through primary school providing better outcomes for your child socially, emotionally and educationally.

At this session you will:

• Meet other parents whose children are starting primary school

• Explore the possible changes you and your child may experience

during this transition

• Learn how you can support your child at home through play

• Receive a brief overview of the primary school curriculum, how and

what your child will learn

• Receive support and advice on how to prepare for new routines for

both you and your child

Facilitator -  Brid Kennedy (National Parents Council)

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The Adolescents Programme considers how parents can connect with and build good relationships with their teenage children, while also being firm and influential in their lives.

Topics Covered:

  • Getting to know and connecting with your teenager

  • Communicating positively and effectively

  • Building your teenager’s self-esteem and confidence

  • Negotiating rules and boundaries

  • Teaching teenagers responsibility

  • Positive discipline for teenagers

  • Managing conflict

  • Solving problems together

Course Duration: 12 Weeks

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Targeting the needs of primary school children, the Parents Plus Children’s Programme shows parents how to communicate positively with children by illustrating ways to encourage good social skills as well as well-researched methods to tackle behaviour problems.

The aims of the course are to help parents not only solve discipline and other childhood problems, but also for parents to develop closer and more satisfying relationships with their children.

Topics Covered:

  • Solving childhood problems

  • Play and special time with children

  • Building children’s self-esteem and confidence

  • Encouraging children’s learning/supporting homework

  • Setting rules and helping children keep them

  • Establishing daily routines

  • Managing misbehaviour using consequences and sanctions

  • Problem solving/talking problems through with children

Course Duration: 8 Weeks

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This programme is ideal for parents who want to maximise their children’s learning, language, and social development as well as reduce behaviour problems while ensuring their children can grow up happy and emotionally secure. The programme is suitable both for children within the normal range of development as well as children with special needs such as ADHD, speech and language and other developmental difficulties.

Topics Covered:

  • Being a responsive parent

  • Child-centered play and communication

  • Supporting children’s self-esteem and confidence

  • Promoting children’s language and development

  • Helping children concentrate and learn

  • Building cooperation in young children

  • Establishing daily routines

  • Managing tantrums, misbehavior and problems

Course Duration: 9 Weeks

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Family separation can put extra stress on both parents and children and brings new challenges. Drawing on international long-term evidence, the Parenting when Separated Programme is a six week course that highlights practical steps parents can take to help their children cope and thrive as well as coping successfully themselves

Topics Covered:

  • Solving co-parenting problems in a positive way that focus on the needs of children

  • Cope with the emotional impact of separation and learn stress management techniques

  • Help your children cope with the impact of the separation both emotionally and practically

  • Enhance communication with their children and with their children’s other parent

Course Duration: 6 Weeks

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Rainbows is a service for children and young people experiencing loss following bereavement and parental separation.  The Rainbows service is an inclusive service, supporting children and young people experiencing grief and loss resulting from bereavement/parental separation/parental relationship breakdown /divorce.  Attending the programme provides children with an opportunity to meet with other children of a similar age and loss experience.

Rainbows is a 9 week group programme and is suitable for children from 7years onwards.

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Talk by Therapist and Author of "Sometimes I Worry...How about you?" Carina McEvoy in Raheen Community Centre.

Booking Essential - to book phone 051 442888 or email joyce@raheenfrc.ie

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The Strengthening Families Programme (SFP) is an evidence-based 14-week family skills training programme that involves the parents and teens/children in three classes run on the same night once a week. Families enjoy a meal on arrival, then parents and teens /children engage in separate skills based sessions for 1 hour. This is followed by a family skills session in the second hour, where skills are practiced with parents and teens/children.

Course Duration: 14 Weeks

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TLC Kidz is a group programme for children and mothers recovering from domestic abuse. The programme aims to help children heal from the impact of domestic abuse, and to help mothers in understanding their child’s experiences in order to support their recovery.

Throughout the programme the wellbeing of children and mothers is promoted by validating their experiences, safety planning, social support, teaching appropriate expression of difficult emotions and improving communication between children and mothers

Course Duration: 12 Weeks

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