Another very effective way of getting the support you need as a parent and filling up your Parenting Toolbag is by attending a Parents Support programme. The Parents’ Plus Programmes are evidenced based programmes that focus on parenting skills that parents have found to be effective. The Programmes are free to parents with a small contribution towards the cost of the Parent’s Manual. The Programmes are being facilitated through the collaboration of Community Services, HSE and Tusla Child and Family Services. They are open to all parents in the community and in addition to focusing on parenting issues the groups also provide parents with a good social network. Parents are given the opportunity to come together and look at the issues they are facing in a relaxed and friendly environment over an eight week period with sessions lasting two hours per week.
The Parents Plus Early Years Programme (for parents of children aged 1-5 years) is starting in the Family Resource Centre, Donegal Town next Wednesday 14th October from 10:30 – 12:30. The Parents Plus Children’s Programme (for parents of primary school age children) starts in Carrick Day Care Centre on Tuesday 13th October 7:30 to 9:30pm. Contact Katy at 0749733111 for further information on both these programmes.
Places are still available for the Parents Plus Children’s Programme which is due to start in the Lifford/ Clonleigh Resource Centre covering the Lifford, St. Johnston and Carrigans area. Contact Deborah at 074 9148551 ASAP for further information and to reserve a place.
To book a place on the Parents Plus Children’s Programme being run in Milford please contact Margaret at 074 9155055. The Programme is open to all parents across the Fanad peninsula.
Depending on the level of interest, programmes are scheduled to take place in Letterkenny, Raphoe, and Inishowen after Halloween and anyone interested in these programmes should contact email@example.com .