Positive Parenting for Changing Families

This intensive three day manualised professional development programme has just been re-developed. Its gives professionals tools they need to support parents to build strong relationships with their children and manage difficult behavior.

What makes this programme different?

Positive Parenting for Changing Families:

  • Specifically supports people parenting alone, sharing parenting, and separating families but is suitable for use when working with other family units also.
  • Is unique each time it is delivered as it is designed to meet the needs of participants.
  • Does not refer to model families, but draws from the experience of participants, enabling professionals to engage with the parent as the expert of their own family situation.
  • Enables professionals to engage parents to reflect on strengths in order to identify how they will make positive changes in their relationships and in their home.
  • Is evidence-informed, rooted in family support theories particularly parenting and ‘good enough parent’ and has been designed to fill a vacuum for a parenting programme to support non-traditional families.
  • Can be adapted by professionals for use in one to one work as well as with groups of parents and families.

After taking part in this training you will be able to:

  • Understand the theory behind the Positive Parenting for Changing Families manual.
  • Be familiar with a range of approaches for managing difficult behaviour in children while raising self-esteem.
  • Support parents in implementing these approaches.
  • Support parents to develop strong relationships with their children.
  • Know the provisions of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
  • Support parents in parenting when they are: separating or divorcing, sharing parenting, parenting in a multicultural society, parenting alone.
  • Support parents to talk to their children about their family situations.
  • Support families to parent through difficult times.
  • Design and deliver a ten-week Positive Parenting for Changing Families programme (should you opt for One Family Accreditation).

Date: 25th – 27th September
Duration: 3 days
Venue : One Family, 8 Coke Lane, Smithfield, Dublin 7
Cost: €400
Includes: Family Communications Trainers Manual, light refreshments.

Please read One Family’s Cancellation Policy.

Customised Positive Parenting for Changing Families Programmes

We can develop this course to suit your needs by providing additional modules on topics such as establishing a shared-parenting agreement for separating couples and managing a crisis.

Please read One Family’s Cancellation Policy.

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If you would like additional information, please email Professional Development Programme Enquiry or call 01 662 9212.


This programme has been evaluated by Dawn O’Connor, funded by the Family Support Agency. The Evaluation can be read here: FSA Positive Parenting Evaluation.

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