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Programme Name Summary of Topics Covered Location: Start Date
Parents Plus 6-11years Programme

Play and special time with children
Encouraging children’s learning/supporting homework
Setting rules and helping children keep them
Establishing daily routines
Managing misbehaviour using consequences and sanctions
Problem solving/talking problems through with children

Bray, Co. Wicklow 06/11/2018
Dads and their young people

This workshop focuses on the role of dads in parenting their young people. It will consider the importance of dads participating in all aspects of home-life and how this influences their young people. Dads will also gain an insight into the value

Celbridge, Co. Kildare 11/10/2018
Helping children who worry too much

This talk explores many of the common factors which can cause and increase worries for children. It will include strategies to help children to manage and overcome their worries so that the worries become less powerful in their day to day lives.

Kildare Town, Co. Kildare 11/10/2018
Co-Parenting/Parenting When Separated

Co parenting (often referred to as parenting when separated) is a reality for many of the parents of the young people seen for counselling in the Kildare Youth Service’s Youth counselling service. Finding strategies for coping with the challenges of agreeing on parenting styles, ways of exchanging information about the needs of and priorities of/for the young person, agreeing on shared concerns and finding ways to become solution focused are key fundamentals of embracing the task successfully. This talk, by KYS Counsellors who have supported many separated parents, will reflect the experience and valued insight of parents moving from a condemning or compensatory approach to a more balanced and realistic approach to their shared care.

Naas, Co. Kildare 09/10/2018
Helping children who worry too much

This talk explores many of the common factors which can cause and increase worries for children. It will include strategies to help children to manage and overcome their worries so that the worries become less powerful in their day to day lives.

Athy, Co. Kildare 04/10/2018
Self Esteem, Confidence and Resilience

These three aspects of development are key in preparing children for so many aspects of their lives both as young children and in supporting children as they transition into adulthood. Teenagers are under so much pressure today, building these strong supports in childhood can help them to negotiate difficulties later in life. In this seminar, Dr Mary O’Kane explains the interaction between these three aspects, and offers practical advice on how to support children in these important areas.

Leixlip, Co. Kildare 02/10/2018
Helping Children to talk about difficult topics

This talk is based on Rosaleen McElvaney's book ‘Finding the Words: Talking Children through the Tough Times’ and will focus on how parents or carers can reflect on and find ways to help their children talk about difficult experiences. She will talk about the importance of self-awareness and how we need to mind ourselves so that we can better support our children in such conversations.

Naas, Co. Kildare 02/10/2018
Finding Balance: Self Care Workshop for Parents

Parenting is a demanding job which often leaves parents burnt out, guilt ridden or feeling like a failure. Discover how placing importance on your own needs leads to benefits in all areas of your life. Join life coach Sarah Murphy for this important workshop which introduces you to effective self-care practices which nourish the mind, body and soul, increase emotional wellbeing, alleviate anxiety and lead to more satisfying personal relationships. Learn how to implement self-care practices and follow through by designing your own self-care plan. This workshop features meditation, journaling, experiential exercises and more.

Naas, Co. Kildare 27/09/2018
Managing Anxiety, Anger and Panic Attacks in Children

Practical advice and strategies on how to help children who experience panic attacks or who have challenges with anger and anxiety.

Celbridge, Co. Kildare 20/09/2018
Dads and their young people

This workshop focuses on the role of dads in parenting their young people. It will consider the importance of dads participating in all aspects of home-life and how this influences their young people. Dads will also gain an insight into the value and positive impact of spending one-one time with their young people on a regular basis

Athy, Co. Kildare 20/09/2018
Family Finance Advice with MABS

This talk will give an overview of the service provided by the Money Advice and Budgeting Service and for a family group would look a basic budget showing how to budget for weekly, monthly, yearly bills and offer some advice tips around the area of debt management.

Kildare Town, Co. Kildare 20/09/2018
Real Love Rocks

This event is part of Tusla National Child and Family Week 2018. Together with children and families, Tusla in your community. The talk focuses on promoting healthy friendships in children and relationships for young people.

Naas, Co. Kildare 20/09/2018
Helping support your child’s attention and concentration

Many children struggle to concentrate and attend to tasks and demands; in school, pre-school, or at home. These difficulties staying focused can be related to lots of different factors and it can be hard as parents to feel confident to know what’s going on and how they can best help. This talk is aimed at helping parents to firstly begin to understand what might be underlying their own child’s difficulties with concentration and sustaining their attention on certain tasks and activities. It will also suggest multiple strategies that they can use to help their child to manage these challenges. The talk will also give some information on local services and community supports should parents need access to these for their child.

Kildare Town, Co. Kildare 19/09/2018
Building Self Esteem and Confidence in Children

This event is part of the Tusla National Child and Family Week 2018: Together with Children & Families, Tusla in our Community. Tips and ideas for parents to support them in building self esteem and confidence in their children.

Other, Co. Wicklow 19/09/2018
Play and Learn

This event is part of Tusla National Child and Family Week 2018: Together with Children and Families, Tusla in our community.
This is a fun, interactive session for parents and pre-school children focused on learning through play.

Other, Co. Kildare 19/09/2018
Cyber Safety Awareness

This event is part of Tusla National Child and Family Week 2018. Together with children and families - Tusla in your community. The talk will cover key tips for parents to keep their children safe online.

Other, Co. Wicklow 19/09/2018
Parents Plus Adolescents Programme

The Adolescents Programme considers how parents can connect with and build good relationships with their teenage children, while also being firm and influential in their lives. The DVD for this programme illustrates well-researched principles of effective communication and conflict resolution which parents can use with their teenagers, with the aim of helping them grow into responsible young adults. As well as role-play scenes and interviews with parents, the DVDs include interviews with young people about what it is like to be a teenager and their views about what makes families run smoothly.

Topics Include:
Getting to know and connecting with your teenager
Communicating positively and effectively
Building your teenager’s self-esteem and confidence
Negotiating rules and boundaries
Teaching teenagers responsibility
Positive discipline for teenagers
Managing conflict
Solving problems together

Bray, Co. Wicklow 18/09/2018
Managing Anxiety, Anger and Panic Attacks in Teens and Adults

Practical advice, tips and strategies for dealing with anger, anxiety and stress in today’s fast-paced and ever changing world.

Maynooth, Co. Kildare 18/09/2018
Tips for Keeping Children Safe Online

This event is part of the Tusla National Child and Family Week 2018. Together with children and families: Tusla in our community.
A talk will take place as to how to keep children safe online. Breakfast will be provided for participants.

Kildare Town, Co. Kildare 18/09/2018
Healthy Food Made Easy for Parents

This course is aimed at supporting people who are interested in healthier eating, at a reasonable cost, for their families. It aims to improve attendees nutritional knowledge and help them put it into practice in everyday life. The course is practical but fun and everyone can participate. There will be 6 sessions including cooking and tasting and a visit from the local community Dietitian to answer any questions you might have. Pick up some tips and ideas to make your families lunchtimes and dinners more healthy, tasty and varied. All utensils, food etc provided.

Celbridge, Co. Kildare 14/09/2018
First Aid For Parents

This informative and interactive course will use lots of visual aids in the presentation and there is plenty of opportunity for the participants to ask questions.
Topics covered will include:
• Calling the emergency services
• The First Aid Kit
• Choking
• Meningitus
• Burns
• Temperatures / Seizures

Athy, Co. Kildare 13/09/2018
Dads and their young people

This workshop focuses on the role of dads in parenting their young people. It will consider the importance of dads participating in all aspects of home-life and how this influences their young people. Dads will also gain an insight into the value and positive impact of spending one-to-one time with their young people on a regular basis.

Kildare Town, Co. Kildare 13/09/2018
First Aid for Parents

This informative and interactive course will use lots of visual aids in the presentation and there is plenty of opportunity for the participants to ask questions.
Topics covered will include:
• Calling the emergency services • Meningitis
• The First Aid Kit • Burns
• Choking • Temperatures / Seizures

Athy, Co. Kildare 13/09/2018
Healthy Food Made Easy for Parents

This course is aimed at supporting people who are interested in healthier eating, at a reasonable cost, for their families. It aims to improve attendees nutritional knowledge and help them put it into practice in everyday life. The course is practical but fun and everyone can participate. There will be 6 sessions including cooking and tasting and a visit from the local community Dietitian to answer any questions you might have. Pick up some tips and ideas to make your families lunchtimes and dinners more healthy, tasty and varied. All utensils, food etc provided

Athy, Co. Kildare 11/09/2018

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