Courses & Training to Support Parenting

Parenting is both a challenging and rewarding role. As a parent, you are the expert when it comes to your child. To assist you in your role of parenting, BRILL FRC offers you a SUITE OF SUPPORTS, ranging from classes and activities that allow you to take time out to re-charge your batteries, to courses dealing with general parenting topics, to courses focusing on specific topics.

The courses detailed below are organised and run on a regular basis by BRILL FRC and other groups and agencies we work with. There will be an updated calendar of courses and supports for parenting available to allow you to find the right support at the right time for you.

Please see below courses for further information. If you are interested in any of these courses, or would like to speak to someone around specific areas of information or support, please feel free to contact us.

Healthy Families Programme

This programme is practical, solution-based, and builds on the strengths of parents. It is appropriate for all families with young children ranging in age from 1 to 12 years. It is adaptable and can be offered in small groups or individually over a period of 6-12 weeks.

This programme supports parents in understanding how to improve their family’s health and well-being, support healthy eating and mealtimes, include active play into children’s daily lives, encourage good mental health, create healthy sleeping routines, and build on positive family relationships.

The Early Years Programme

This programme is practical, solution-based, and builds on the strengths of parents. It is appropriate for parents of children aged 1 to 6 years, including those with special needs. It is adaptable and can be administered in small groups or individually over a period of 6-12 weeks.

This programme supports parents in assisting their children in forming healthy connections and relationships, managing their outbursts and misbehaviour, developing their children’s language, reducing their own stress as parents, assisting their children in focusing, boosting the self-esteem of their children, and creating positive daily habits.

The Childrens Programme

This approach is practical, solution-oriented, and builds on the strengths of parents. It is appropriate for parents of children aged 6 to 11, including those with special needs. The programme is adaptable and can be given in small groups or one-on-one over a period of 6 to 12 weeks.

This programme will support parents in managing behavioural and emotional issues in regard to their children, build their children’s self-esteem, minimise their own stress as parents, help parents’ problem-solve with their children, create positive daily routines, establish connected and healthy family relationships, and encourage their children’s learning within the school setting.

The Adolescents Programme

This approach is practical, solution-oriented, and builds on the strengths of parents. It’s appropriate for parents of teenagers, including those with special needs like ADHD. It is adaptable and can be offered in small groups or individually over a period of 6-12 weeks.

The programme supports parents in managing and resolving conflict, building self-esteem and confidence, creating healthy and secure relationships, positively disciplining their adolescent, creating rules and boundaries, solving problems together, communicating positively and reducing their own stress as parents.

Parenting When Separated

This approach is practical, solution-oriented, and builds on the strengths of parents. It is appropriate for parents who are planning, going through, or have already gone through a divorce or separation. It is adaptable and can be administered in small groups or individually over a period of 6-12 weeks.

This programme will support parents in resolving co-parenting issues in a constructive way that prioritises children’s needs, making realistic arrangements for children to reduce stress and conflict, improving communication with their children and with their children’s other parent, coping with the emotional impact of separation and learning stress management techniques, helping their children cope emotionally with the separation and dealing with the challenges of lone parenting.

Special Needs Programme

This programme is practical, solution-oriented, and builds on the strengths of parents. It’s for parents who have an older child or adolescent with a mild, moderate, or severe intellectual disability, as well as an additional diagnosis like autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or a physical disability. The programme is flexible and can be delivered over 6-12 weeks in small groups or with individuals.

This programme will support parents in managing behavioural and emotional problems, dealing with puberty, sexuality and relationships, supporting all relationships in the family, building on self-esteem and confidence, advocating for the child or adolescent, supporting education and development and preparing their child for adulthood and future transitions.

Working Things Out Programme

The Working Things Out Programme can be delivered to teenagers both as:

  • A mental health prevention programme that encourages healthy coping
  • An intervention for young individuals who have anxiety, depression, or self-harm as a mental health concern

The programme is flexible and can be delivered over 6-12 weeks to small groups of adolescents or individuals. The programme supports parents in learning practical cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) strategies, dealing with anger and conflict, understanding how to solve problems, developing beneficial thinking strategies, managing feeling down, improving relationships with friends and family, and reducing stress.

Non-Violent Resistance

Non-Violence Resistance (NVR) is a supportive 3 day programme for parents that are       experiencing child to parent violence. Parents can become caught up in a struggle for power/control with their child, this conflict can fracture relationships and at times the child can become violent towards their parents or siblings.

NVR is a structured weekly programme with the aim of reducing violence in the home, empowering parents, repairing relationships, improving communication, and supporting the child to regulate their emotions.

 

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