A16 - PARENT TO PARENT PROGRAMME

Provider: Community Outreach Drug and Alcohol Project – Cork City Partnership

Address: Cork City Partnership Ltd. Level 1, Heron House Blackpool Retail Park Blackpool Cork City Telephone: 021–4302310

Web: http://www.corkcitypartnership.ie

Contact: Mella Magee

Title: Community Development / Drug & Alcohol Worker

Email: mmagee@partnershipcork.ie

Telephone: 087 1962022

Contact: Jacqueline Daly

Title: Community Development / Drug & Alcohol Worker

Email: jdaly@partnershipcork.ie

Telephone: 087 1962030

Category A : Basic level courses
Objectives

The course is designed for those who would like to increase their knowledge and train as parents / carers to be a barrier between children (aged 7-13) and the influence of today’s so called “toxic culture”.

Content

The training delivers 16 hours of video based workshops, generally over four weeks.
1: “Toxic culture” explores the culture that young people are exposed to and “Put yourself in the way”, how to get involved in your young person’s life.
2: “Awareness is your best friend” concentrates on listening to your intuition as a parent and “Remember the difference” adolescence is a middle ground between childhood and adulthood.
3: “Expect and inspect” and “Never cry alone”. focus on sharing the bad times as well as the good times with your teenager and this aims to help them deal with feelings rather than masking them through the use of alcohol and drugs.
4: “Traps to avoid” explores seven traps for parents that they should avoid: wealth without work, love without limits, adulthood without childhood, education without character, entertainment without conscience, freedom without vision.  The session also looks at “Building a family vision”: working with your children to help them reach their goals and dreams.

Target Group

Parents or carers living in Cork city community.

Entry Requirement

Applicants must be over 18 and parents / carers.

Selection Procedure

Groups of parents and those working with them can apply for training to the Community Project. Parents can also self-refer.

See http://corkcitypartnership.ie/community-outreach-and-drug-awareness-programme/

Qualification
Certificate on completion of 16 hours training.
Assessment
Full attendance is requested
Accreditation
n.a.
Background

This course is a response to the needs of local community groups.

Dates / Availability
By arrangement
Location
Community settings in Cork city
Region
Munster
Application
Details and form from co-ordinators
Cost
n.a.