The Special Interest Group – Supporting Parents in their Parenting Role

Karen Kiernan, right

Karen Kiernan, right

One Family is a member of The Special Interest Group – Supporting Parents in their Parenting Role. Established in December 2010 by the Centre for Effective Services, The Special Interest Group on Supporting Parents in their Parenting Role is an all-island group with 27 members including statutory and voluntary agencies involved in the delivery of parenting supports, practitioners, researchers and advocacy organisations.

On Tuesday 24 February 2015, the Special Interest Group hosted a conference in Dublin Castle entitled Supporting Parents: Sharing good practice, models and approaches. This conference provided an opportunity for those working in or with an interest in services for parents, children and families to share good practice models and approaches in supporting parents throughout the island of Ireland. The Keynote Speaker was Robin Balbernie, Clinical Director of Parent Infant Partnership UK (PIPUK).

The full Conference Programme can be read here.

Paula Lonergan, centre

Paula Lonergan, centre left

One Family CEO Karen Kiernan presented at the conference. One Family Director of Professional Development Paula Lonergan also presented, on our Positive Parenting for Changing Families programme for professionals working with children, parents and families, particularly diverse families experiencing change. Paula’s presentation can be viewed here.

View and download all the conference presentations here.

A slideshow of images from the conference can be viewed here.