Would you like to train in the Parents Plus evidence-based ‘Parenting When Separated Programme’ in Newcastle on 16th & 17th of September 2019 and help these families through their journey?  This training is hosted by RELATE, who are partnering with Parents Plus to make the ‘Parenting When Separated Programme’ more widely available in the UK, as part of a Department of Work and Pensions initiative.

Whether you are a psychiatrist, psychologist, teacher, social worker, nurse, family support worker or one of the many other professionals doing significant work to change outcomes for families, then this programme is for you.  You will see the difference for the families you work with.

Family separation can put extra stress on both parents and children and brings many challenges.  Drawing on international long-term evidence, the Parenting when Separated Programme is a six week course that highlights practical steps parents can take to help their children cope and thrive as well as coping successfully themselves.

The ‘Parenting When Separated’ course covers areas such as:

  • Solving co-parenting problems in a positive way that focus on the needs of children
  • Coping with the emotional impact of separation and learning stress management techniques
  • Helping their children cope with the impact of the separation both emotionally and practically
  • Enhancing communication with their children and with their children’s other parentThe programme was evaluated as part of a randomised control trial (RCT) involving 25 individual agencies throughout the UK and Ireland.  In total 161 separated parents took part.  82 participants were assigned to the treatment group and were compared with 79 participants in the waiting list control group.  They were assessed on measures of client goals, parenting satisfaction, child and parental adjustment and interparental conflict at baseline (Time 1) and six weeks later (Time 2) after the treatment group completed the PP PWS programme.  From Time 1 to Time 2 significant goal attainment, increases in parenting satisfaction, and decreases in child behaviour problems, parental adjustment problems and interparental conflict occurred in the PP PWS group, but did not in the control group.  These results support the effectiveness of PP PWS, and demonstrates significant benefits to parents attending.
  • For further information and to book your place visit https://www.parentsplus.ie/programmes-about/parenting-when-separated/ or call +35318545185.  Places are limited and secured on a first come first served basis
  • The proof is in the evidence
    The Parents Plus Parenting when Separated Programme is evidence-based with a Randomised Controlled Trial, the gold standard in clinical trials, attesting to its effectiveness in community settings and published in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (Keating, Sharry, Murphy, Rooney & Carr, 2016).