Promoting Positive Behaviour

This programme explores and discusses challenging behaviour with a focus on bullying. Objective: What is challenging behaviour? Why might a child present with challenging behaviour? Focus on Bullying would involve: What is bullying? What is the impact of bullying? Why do people bully? How can you tell if your child is being bullied? What can you do if you suspect your child is being bullied? How to support a child who is experiencing bullying?

Contact Details

Organisation: Geraldine's Training & Development Service
Contact name(s): Geraldine Butler
Address: Ballycomoyle, Castlepollard, Co. Westmeath Also at 125 Manor Court, Knocknacarra Galway
Telephone: 044 9661572
Mobile: 087 1349479
Email: geraldine_butler@hotmail.com
Website: www.geraldine.ie

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, This programme can be adapted according to the needs of all the groups outlined.
Theme/subject matter: Behaviour Management
Method of delivery: Group work, One-to-one work, Home visiting, The programme can be delivered as a group session, on a one-to-one basis or a home visit.
Programme aims: This programme explores and discusses challenging behaviour with a focus on bullying. Objective: What is challenging behaviour? Why might a child present with challenging behaviour? Focus on Bullying would involve: What is bullying? What is the impact of bullying? Why do people bully? How can you tell if your child is being bullied? What can you do if you suspect your child is being bullied? How to support a child who is experiencing bullying?
Resources used: Barnardos Resource Library, material from the HSE and information I have researched with young people over the years who have experienced bad behaviour and groups that I have facilitated on this topic.

About the Facilitator

Name: Geraldine Butler
Qualifications: 2012 - current: BA Family & Community Studies, NUIG; 2006: Certificate: Effective Communication and Listening Skills; 2003: FETAC Certificate, Training of Trainers in the Voluntary Sector; 1999: Diploma Community Development and Leadership, NU Maynooth; 1995: Building Community School Links, Marino Institute of Education; 1994: Training and Development, All Hallows College, Drumcondra.
Experience: Twenty years experience working in the area of Training and Development, working with a diversity of groups from the Department of Education to the local Training Boards and other organisations delivering a broad range of training solutions with a people focus approach.

Location & Duration of the Programme

County Cavan, Galway, Longford, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Westmeath
Number of sessions: Depends on need it can vary from 4-6 workshops.
Frequency of sessions: Weekly
No. of hours per session: 2.5 hours
When is the programme held? Depends on the needs of the participants
Is childcare available? No response

Booking the Programme

How do I book a place on the programme? Self Referral, Referred by professional
Total cost incl. materials: €145 plus travel