Parent Plus ‘Parenting When Separated Programme’

Parenting when separated can be challenging and confusing. This course hopes to help you:
• Solve co-parenting problems in a positive way that helps you and your child.
• Cope with the emotional impact of separation and learn stress management techniques.
• Help your children cope with the impact of the separation both emotionally and practically.
• Enhance communication with your child and your child’s other parent.

The “Parenting When Separated” course does not propose to find magic answers but hopes to help parents to gain the support of other parents who may have similar experiences and to find down-to-earth solutions for difficult situations. The focus of the course is positive and aims to build on your strengths as a parent and what you are already doing right.

Who should attend
The course is open to all separated parents. Both mothers and fathers, resident and non-resident parents are welcome to attend this course. Both parents of the same child are welcome to attend this course together if they both feel it would be suitable, but this is not essential and parents can choose to attend separate groups. We will meet all parents for an individual screening meeting prior to the group starting.

Course details
The course will begin in November and it consists of six two-hour group sessions held in the Axis Main Street Ballymun.

If you are interested in attending the course please ring CAFTA 8832134 / 8832159 as soon as possible and we will offer you a short meeting to explore whether the group is suitable for you.

About Dessie Ellis

Dessie Ellis TD is a full time public representative for the Constituency of Dublin North West. He is the Sinn Féin National spokesperson on Housing. Dessie is a member of the Oireachtas Communications and Transport Committee and a member of the joint sub-committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport. Dessie has been selected by Sinn Féin alongside Cllr. Cathleen Carney Boud to contest the upcoming General elections.