Wexford Parents Hub Programmes

List of Wexford Parents Hub Programmes with nearest upcoming dates.

This 2 hour webinar from 10am-12pm on the 30th of March 2021, aims to address digital-wellbeing and screen-time for families.

It looks to empower parents and professionals with tools and strategies to use technology to bring families together instead of being 'Plugged In, Switched off' from each other.

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A 6 weeks online parenting programme for parents of children aged 7-18years

The programme aims to enhance family strengths through assertive communication and self esteem building and explores emotional needs within the family. 

Facilitated by Nettie Bowie - Child and Adolescent Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Counsellor. 

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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.

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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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This talk is scheduled to arrive online on all Wexford County Council Public Library Service Facebook pages and Wexford Libraries YouTube channel on Thursday 25th February at 8.00pm. It will be available to view at any time after this date.

Speaker: Olive Buckeridge, Down Syndrome Ireland, Early Years Specialist

Olive works with the Down Syndrome Ireland Members Support Team as their Early Years Specialist. She is an experienced speech and language therapist with a particular interest in early year’s development. Olive provides advice and support to parents about early development, early intervention services and early childhood care and education.

She has experience in Feeding, Eating, Drinking and Swallowing (FEDS) disorders, Lámh and Assistive Technology.

This presentation will focus on factors that can inhibit learning:

  • Auditory processing/memory and short term memory difficulties: learning from listening can be difficult
  • Motor skills delays (gross / fine motor)
  • Shorter concentration span
  • Medical/Sleep/Behavioural Issues
  • Sensory sensitivities
  • Hearing and vision
  • Speech and language delays/difficulties

Olive will discuss strategies to support development and learning using:

  • Visuals
  • Signing
  • Behavioural supports
  • Sensory supports
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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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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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