Parenting Courses via Zoom

Throughout COVID-19 restrictions One Family’s Parenting Team continue to offer group-based parenting courses.

Parenting Zoom is:

  • 8 week live zoom group based courses
  • Working with the facilitator in live weekly group sessions via zoom
  • Actively taking part, offering and gaining peer support. So cameras on for the duration of the session.
  • Getting to know other parents with similar issues in groups of 16 parents or less
  • Weekly handouts and slides emailed to you from your weekly zoom session to support you at home
  • Opportunity to avail of 1-1 parent support throughout the 8 week period and move into other One Family supports as necessary
  • Certificate of attendance at the end of the 8 week course
Spring-Summer Term

One Family Spring-Summer Zoom Parenting Courses begin week of April 26 and meet weekly for 8 weeks. Further updates will be posted here.

  • Positive Parenting for Changing Families | Tuesdays at 10.30am: Beginning 27 of April 2021
  • Family Communications Parenting when Separated | Tuesdays at 7.00pm: Beginning 27 of April 2021
  • Family Communications Parenting Teens | Wednesdays at 10.30am: Beginning 28 of April 2021
  • Family Communications Parenting when Separated | Thursdays at 10.30am: Beginning 29 April 2021

To join a Zoom Group Based parenting course with One Family this is what you do:

  1. Register on fetchcourses.ie – see the instructions below.
  2. Once you have registered on fetchcourses.ie One Family will be notified
  3. You will receive a link to make a payment for your course – all courses are €30 (for 8 weeks). You can call into One Family to make your payment if you are not in a position to pay online.
  4. When One Family receive your online payment you will be contacted and you place on your course of choice will be secured.

Step 1 | Register on www.fetchcourses.ie

CDETB City of Dublin Education and Training Board partly fund parenting supports in One Family.

The process is as follows:

  1. Please google fetchcourses.ie
  2. Once you open this page you will be asked to REGISTER
  3. An email will come to you immediately to VALIDATE your account
  4. CLICK on COURSE FINDER
  5. Dublin north for location… name the course
  6. RESULTS will come up at the bottom of the screen
  7. CLICK on your course of choice
  8. APPLY NOW – fill in some details – name/address/PPSN number/DOB
  9. APPLY NOW

One Family will be notified your have registered on FETCH

We will not send you the payment link – please make your payment of €30 per course

Once completed One Family will be in touch to ensure your course place has been secured. You will be asked to complete a One Family Registration form at this point and assessment screening link, both will be text or emailed to you.

For support in registering to One Family Zoom Parenting courses please email lryan@onefamily.ie or ccox@onefamily.ie

Course Descriptions

Positive Parenting for Changing Families

Understand Your Child’s Emotional Development & How To Manage Behaviours In Young Children

This programme supports parents of toddlers through to late primary school. The concept of the ‘Good Enough Parent’ supports parents to examine their parenting style and explore how this impacts on the relationship they have with their child.

During the programme parents are asked to become more confident in how they parent, allowing them to be assertive in how they handle the many challenges that young children can present.

Parents will learn the importance of positive attention, routines and consistency, quality time, quiet time and the active listening. We will also examine the difference in discipline versus punishment, helping parents to teach children as they manage childhood behaviours.

Family Communications | Parenting When Separated

In this programme parents who are parenting post separation or are planning to separate are supported to firstly understand the impact of separation on children. The programme aims to support parents to have a child centred approach post separation, ensuring children are supported to manage the transition well, achieving positive outcomes.  The 4 steps of clear and direct communication are explored to help parents improve communication resulting in decreased conflict.

Parents are asked to explore and understand the needs of children and parents at the time of separation and how these needs can be met. In the programme parents are encouraged to have pride in the new family form, inviting children to ask questions and being available to answer the awkward questions about family forms as they arise.

We explore what shared parenting is, why it is beneficial to children when done well and how parents can develop a shared parenting plan to support them to move into the business of shared parenting post separation.

Finally the programme asks you to develop new family traditions to support you as move through this transition with your children, while also exploring how you can manage conflict in the future while maintaining a healthy balance of meeting your needs and those of your children.

Family Communications | Parenting Teens

This programme introduces the concept of the strong family unit, supporting parents to build relationships by ensuring the core ingredients of good communication and assertive parenting are in place within the family.  Parents will learn the 4 step process of clear and direct communication also known as NVC.

With these elements in place parents begin to understand the ‘life of a teenager’. You are supported to explore the many changes and challenges that occur for teens as they move through puberty and how you as a parent can support your teen at this vulnerable time. Parents will have an opportunity to reflect on the many behavioural challenges that teens can present with such as power struggles. As a parent the programme helps you to learn when to step in and when to step back.

Non Violent Resistance | Child to Parent Violence

Many families manage to find ways to resolve conflict without the development of abusive behaviour, but some
parents find themselves in need of help and support from outside the family. 

A child or adolescent’s behaviour is violent and abusive if parents feel controlled, intimidated or threatened by it. If parents feel they must adapt their own behaviour because of threats or use of abuse or violence, then we are talking about child to parent violence.

The NVR Programme aims to empower & support parents/ carers in preventing & responding to the controlling and violent behaviour of children and teenagers.

The core elements of the programme include:

  • Parental Commitment to Non Violent Resistance: parents commit to resisting violence and to avoiding violence when responding to their child.
  • De-escalation Skills: the development of parental self-management and self-calming skills to de-escalate and avoid unnecessary confrontations.
  • Increased Parental Presence: changing the ways in which a parent is present in their child’s life and refocusing interactions away from persistent conflict.
  • The Support Network: the parents’ disclosure about the extent of the problem of violence with a number of significant people who they also invite to be part of a support network, such as grand-parents, aunts and/or uncles, or friends. 
  • Family Announcement: an announcement to the family that violence at home will no longer be tolerated.
  • Acts of Reconciliationspontaneous unearned treats and/ or gestures of encouragement (words/ actions/events) offered by parents to the child.
One Family Registration Form

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