Promoting Positive Parenting

To discuss how parents can support their children with their education, social and emotional development. To focus on the important skills of listening, encouraging and connecting with your child/teenager. Empowering responsibility and self-awareness for the young person. Promoting confidence and self-esteem. Tools to equip the young person to make choices.

Contact Details

Organisation: Educational Support and Facilitation Support Motivate Empower Achieve
Contact name(s): Geraldine Foley Butler
Address: Knocknacarra, Galway and Castlepollard, Westmeath 
Mobile: 087 1349479
Email: geraldine_butler@hotmail.com

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 specific needs of the participants.
Theme/subject matter: General Parenting
Method of delivery: Group work, One-to-one work, Home visiting
Programme aims: To discuss how parents can support their children with their education, social and emotional development. To focus on the important skills of listening, encouraging and connecting with your child/teenager. Empowering responsibility and self-awareness for the young person. Promoting confidence and self-esteem. Tools to equip the young person to make choices.
Resources used: Barnardos Resource Library, Bronfenbrenner child development practice. Issues in Contemporary Family Life - NUI Galway.

About the Facilitator

Name: Geraldine Foley Butler
Qualifications: B.A. Family and Community Studies NUIG; Diploma Community Development and Leadership Maynooth University. Other: Adult Learning & Professional Development; Training & Facilitation; Effective Communication and Listening Skills; Building Community and School Links
Experience: Many years experience training and facilitating diverse groups from The Dept. of Education and Skills, AONTAS, The Education and Training Boards and other organisations designing and delivering a broad range of Training Solutions with a Child Focus and People focus approach.

Location & Duration of the Programme

County Cavan, Galway, Longford, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Westmeath
Number of sessions: 6
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