Parenting When Separated Programme

Contact Details

Organisation: Clarecare
Contact name(s): Michelle Barnes
Address: Harmony Row, Ennis, Co. Clare
Telephone: 065 6894246
Mobile: 087 0907383
Email: [email protected]

Programme Details

Target audience: Parents in general, Parents of children 0-5, Parents of children 6-12, Parents of children 13-18, First time parents, People who parent alone, Post separation parents, Fathers, Foster parents, Blended families
Theme/subject matter: General Parenting, First Time Parenting, Behaviour Management, Special Needs, Post-separation parenting
Method of delivery: Group work, One-to-one work, Home visiting
Programme aims: A short parenting course for parents preparing for, going through or who have gone through a separation or divorce. The aim of the programme is to help parents: Solve co-parenting problems in a positive way that focused on the needs of children; Cope with the emotional impact of separation and learn stress management techniques; Help your children to cope with the impact of separation both emotionally and practically; Enhance communication with their children and with their children's other parent.
Resources used: The course comes with facilitators manual and parent booklet and a facilitator training programme. A comprehensive facilitators manual along with handouts for participants. Authors: This material was written and developed by Dr. John Sharry (Social Worker & Psychotherapist), Michelle Murphy & Adele Keating.

About the Facilitator

Name: Clarecare Family Support Team Professionals facilitate groups.
Qualifications: Professional 3rd level qualifications in the area of family support, social work, community childcare work primarily. Also trained specifically in Parents Plus Programmes.
Experience: Facilitators are part of Clarecares Family Support team and have experience in the delivery of parenting and other group based programmes, as well as experience from working in the area of child and family support. Facilitators include Social Workers, Community Child Care Workers and Family Workers.

Location & Duration of the Programme

County Clare
Local venue: All Clarecare office locations i.e. Kilrush, Shannon, Killaloe & Ennis.
Other details about the location of the programme: Depending on requests csn b in local schools and community centres etc.
Number of sessions: 8
Frequency of sessions: Weekly
No. of hours per session: 2 hours
When is the programme held? Mornings, Evenings, Depends on the needs of the participants
Is childcare available? No

Booking the Programme

How do I book a place on the programme? Self Referral, Referred by professional
Total cost incl. materials: €10 per family.