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Parenting When Separated course planned for Ballina in April

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Parenting When Separated course planned for Ballina in April

By 22nd February 2023No Comments

Ballina Family Resource Centre has announced that it will host a Parenting When Separated course on April 20 next.

This is a practical and positive evidence-based Parents Plus course for parents who are preparing for, going through or have gone through a separation or divorce.

Drawing on international long-term evidence, this six week programme highlights practical steps parents can take to help their children cope and thrive, as well as coping successfully themselves during what is often a challenging and confusing time for all concerned.

Topics covered will include:

  • Solving co-parenting problems in a positive way that focus on the needs of children.
  • Cope with the emotional impact of separation and learn stress management techniques.
  • Help your children cope with the impact of the separation both emotionally and practically.
  • Enhance communication with their children and with their children’s other parent.

The ‘Parenting When Separated’ course does not propose to find magic answers but hopes to help parents to gain the support of other parents who may have similar experiences and to find down-to-earth solutions for difficult situations. The focus of the course is positive and aims to build on your strengths as a parent and what you are already doing right.

Who should attend

The course is open to separated parents from all backgrounds. Both mothers and fathers, resident and non-resident parents are welcome to attend this course. Both parents of the same children are welcome to attend though it is recommended they attend separate groups.  Contact the course coordinators in advance to discuss. All parents will be met by the course facilitators for an individual introductory meeting prior to the group starting. There is a fee of €20 to do the course.

Course details

The course consists of six group sessions, which will take place in Ballina Family Resource Centre, Abbey St, Ballina.

The course will start on Thursday, April 20th for 6 weeks. Sessions will run from 10.30am – 1.00pm each week.

Introductory appointments will take place in advance and will be organised by one of the facilitators.

Next Step

If you know someone interested in attending the course please contact Leah Owens on 087-7059507 or to discuss and/or book place.

For information on other local parenting and family support services please click HERE.



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