Parents Plus: The Adolescent's Programme

A Parenting Guide to Handling Conflict, Solving Problems and Getting On Better with Older Children and Young People

Contact Details

Organisation: South West Kerry Family Resource Centre
Contact name(s): Nancy Holmes-Smith
Address: 18 Main Street, Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry
Telephone: 066 9481000
Mobile: 087 9102261
Email: [email protected]

Programme Details

Target audience: Parents of children 13-18, People who parent alone, Fathers, Foster parents, Blended families
Theme/subject matter: General Parenting, First Time Parenting, Behaviour Management, Special Needs
Method of delivery: Group work, One-to-one work
Programme aims: Now in its second edition, 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. The video illustrates well researched principles of effective communication and conflict resolution which parents can use with their teenagers. As well as role-play scenes and interviews with parents, the videos include interviews with young people about what it is like to be a teenager and their views about what makes families run smoothly. The new edition contains a fully expanded range of topics including: Getting to know and connecting with your teenager; Encouraging and listening to teenagers; Establishing rules and boundaries; Teaching teenagers responsibility; Discipline for young people / dealing with conflict; Solving teenage problems.
Resources used: Programme developed by John Sharry & Carol Fitzpatrick. SWKFRC hold the manual and DVDS and other resources needed to provide the course.

About the Facilitator

Name: Nancy Holmes-Smith
Qualifications: Parents Plus Facilitator Training completed with John Sharry
Experience: 4 years delivering courses and dealing with many family issues through her role in the Family Resource Centre.

Location & Duration of the Programme

County Kerry
Local venue:  
Other details about the location of the programme: Any suitable venue in South West Kerry
Number of sessions: 6 - 8 sessions
Frequency of sessions: Weekly
No. of hours per session: 2 hrs
When is the programme held? 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, Childcare facilities or Bab
Total cost incl. materials: Maximum €20 per course per person. Sometimes we succeed in getting funding to reduce or alleviate costs.