The Parents Plus Programmes are practical and positive evidence-based parenting courses designed to support and empower parents to manage and solve discipline problems, to create satisfying and enjoyable family relationships and to help children and young people grow up and reach their full potential.
The programmes use carefully selected video scenes of parent-child interactions to illustrate well-researched ideas about positive communication and behaviour management (backed up by professional comments and input from parents and children who have successfully applied the ideas at home). Together with group discussion, practice exercises, handouts and homework, the video input forms the basis of small group interventions and courses with parents in clinical and community settings.
For more information on the Parents Plus Programme materials along with the Professional Facilitator Training please go to www.parentsplus.ie.
Working Things Out (WTO) is a sister programme to the Parents Plus Programmes that can be used with small groups of adolescents to promote positive mental health and to support them overcoming specific problems. Following CBT principles, the programmes centres on the DVD containing the stories of 15 adolescents who tell their own personal story of how they overcame personal problems such as Bullying, School Pressures, Conflict with Parents as well as mental health issues such as Anxiety, Depression ADHD, OCD, Self-harm and Suicide. WTO can be used as a clinical intervention and also preventatively in schools and youth services.
For more information on the Working Things Out programme materials and the facilitator training see www.parentsplus.ie.