Parents Plus Early Years

Contact Details

Organisation: Togher Family Centre
Contact name(s): Jackie Costello
Address: 6 Maglin Grove, Deanrock Estate, Togher, Cork.
Telephone: 021 4316766
Mobile: 085 8588390
Email: [email protected]

Programme Details

Target audience: Parents of children 0-5, Parents of children 6-12, Parents of children 13-18, People who parent alone, Fathers
Theme/subject matter: General Parenting, First Time Parenting, Behaviour Management
Method of delivery: Group work, One-to-one work
Programme aims: The course is aimed at parents of younger children, but modified according to the group. Objective of the course is to address how parents interact with their children, focusing on positive parenting and positive discipline.
Resources used: The programme was developed by John Sharry of the Mater Hospital. The course is DVD based showing examples from real parents and children. Participants are given homework each week, usually a task to work on with the children. It is delivered in a group setting with additional one to one work if required.

About the Facilitator

Name: Jackie Costello
Qualifications: Bachelor of Social Work
Experience: Family Support Worker and Access Coordinator. Works closely with local agencies and TUSLA.

Location & Duration of the Programme

County Cork
Local venue: Togher, Ballyphehane & Wilton
Other details about the location of the programme: Held in Togher Family Centre.
Number of sessions: 6, Plus one to one sessions if required.
Frequency of sessions: Weekly
No. of hours per session: 2.5 hours
When is the programme held? Mornings
Is childcare available? Yes

Booking the Programme

How do I book a place on the programme? Self Referral, Referred by professional
Total cost incl. materials: Free of charge.