Parents Plus: The Children's Programme

A Practical & Positive Guide to Managing Behaviour Problems and Promoting Learning in Children Aged six to eleven

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: First time parents, People who parent alone, Fathers, Foster parents, Blended families, Parents of children 6 to 11 years
Theme/subject matter: General Parenting, First Time Parenting, Behaviour Management, Special Needs
Method of delivery: Group work, One-to-one work
Programme aims: An evidence based parenting programme package that draws on well researched ideas on parent-child communication and behaviour management. Using video footage of parenting scenes and comments and stories from real parents and children, the programme is suitable for parents who want to find ways to: Solve parenting problems in a positive way that helps children learn; Manage difficult behaviour and discipline problems; Help their children to be more cooperative and to learn to keep rules; Help their children learn and to reach their full potential at school.
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: 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 Baby and Toddler Groups may apply to the FRC.
Total cost incl. materials: Maximum €20 per course per person. Sometimes we succeed in getting funding to reduce or alleviate costs.