Autumn 2023 Training Programme
Changing Families: Supporting Children’s Needs When Parents Separate
This training programme will be delivered in two parts.
Schedule of Engagement
End of July: Registration opens.
End of August: Link to the e course will be shared with all those registered to complete Part A.
End of September: Maximum of 30 places will be allocated. At this point One Family Admin will ensure that Admin records for all learners are complete (through Eventbrite) and that payments are completed. The training programme will be €80 per participant. Fees can be discussed with Anne Staunton, Chair, The Separation Network at email@example.com.
October: Learners who have completed Part A: E course will be invited to attend Part B – the three interactive zoom workshops (Oct 4th, Oct 11th, Oct 18th from 9.30am- 1pm via zoom). Those partially complete the course will be asked to complete the e course before they can commence the interactive workshops.
Payment will be requested via Eventbrite on booking; if you require an invoice or reduced rate for multiple staff training, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. All payments go directly to the lead agency Rainbows Ireland.
- One month in which you allocate a maximum of 10 hours to complete Part 1: The E-Course
- Commitment to attend 3 live zoom workshops over the month of October (3 hours per session)
Accreditation and Resources
- One Family Professional Training is endorsed by Social Care Ireland.
- Front line practitioners can gain CPD points from attending.
- You will also receive a certificate of completion from One Family.
- You will receive the One Family – Family Communications, Coping with Family Life and Communication with Teenagers Manual. This will have modules you can deliver either as a group-based programme or in stand alone sessions. Many of the modules will have been reflected in your training programme.
- You will also receive a free copy of The Doshel Bond – a children’s book developed in conjunction with One Family – tells the tale of parent and sibling relationships with a contemporary blended family.
Contents of Training Manual: Family Communications
Aim and Objectives
Session 1: Strong Families and Communication
Session 2: Communication Styles – Clear and Direct Communication
Session 3: Emotions and Needs in the Family
Session 4: Practising Clear and Direct Communication
Session 5: Active Listening and Compromise
Session 6: Shared Parenting
Session 7: Managing a Crisis
Session 8: Finding Community Support for Families
Session 9: Parenting Teenagers
Session 10: Sibling Relationships
Session 11: Decision-Making and Solving Problems
Session 12: Managing Family Resources
Session 13: Respecting our Differences
Session 14: Relationship Breakdown and Separation
Session 15: Creating Family Rituals and Traditions