Strengthening Families Programme - Kerry

To develop and increase the resilience and reduce the risk factors for substance abuse in teens/young people. To improve the social competence, school performance in 12-16 year old young people. To strengthen the bond between the parent and child/teen. To enhance the parenting and coping skills of parents dealing with difficult family situations.

Contact Details

Organisation: Ballyspillane Community & Family Resource Centre
Contact name(s): Marian McCabe
Address: Ballyspillane Estate, Killarney, Co. Kerry
Telephone: 064 6635589
Mobile: 086 0202924
Email: marianballyspillanecfrc@gmail.com
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Programme Details

Target audience: Parents of children 13-18, People who parent alone, Fathers, Foster parents
Theme/subject matter: Behaviour Management, Drugs-misuse/prevention
Method of delivery: Group work
Programme aims: To develop and increase the resilience and reduce the risk factors for substance abuse in teens/young people. To improve the social competence, school performance in 12-16 year old young people. To strengthen the bond between the parent and child/teen. To enhance the parenting and coping skills of parents dealing with difficult family situations.
Resources used: Strengthening Families Programme resource manuals by Dr Karol Kumpfer. Handouts and homework assignments for parents/guardians and teens. Funding to finance the programme and suitable venue. Site Co-ordinator to oversee/manage the programme. Planning, review and evaluation meetings.

About the Facilitator

Name: Marian McCabe, Community Development Worker
Qualifications: B.A. (Hons) Youth & Community Studies. Trained Strengthening Families Coordinator and in HSE Child Protection. Drugs Awareness & Sexual Health Training.
Experience: Marian has 13 years experience of working in both the area of community development and family support. Her current remit is to work with Youth & Community, responding to community issues focusing on mental health & well being of the target groups and sourcing suitable learning programmes in response to the needs. Part of Marians remit is to co-facilitate the delivery of the Strengthening Families Programme with the Family Support Worker and Centre Co-ordinator.

Location & Duration of the Programme

County Kerry
Local venue: Killarney FRC geographical area
Other details about the location of the programme: Basllyspillane FRC
Number of sessions: 14
Frequency of sessions: Weekly
No. of hours per session: 3 hours
When is the programme held? Evenings
Is childcare available? Yes

Booking the Programme

How do I book a place on the programme? Self Referral, Referred by professional, Referred through FRC In-house Referral System
Total cost incl. materials: Free