For Parents: One Family group-based support for parents experiencing separation

One Family have a long history of offering group-based supports to parents parenting alone and parenting post separation. For the purposes of this Project the focus will be on Family Communications – Separating Well for Children.

Parents whose children are engaged in the Project will have an opportunity to take part in this course in person, via zoom or as an e course, taken as a self-taught programme.

About the Course

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. 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.

Contact the Project Coordinator to express an interest in attending with your child or to find out more about how the Pillar Project can support you, your child and the other parent.

Project Coordinator: Roisin Sarsfield

Telephone: 089 9407519

Email: roisin@pillarproject.ie