00353 (0)71 96 20383   office@carrickedcentre.ie

'Children's Programme' with Parents Plus on 25th - 27th September

Are you a primary school teacher who wants to improve outcomes for the children you teach?  

We want to sponsor you in our Children's Programme training to make this happen, to improve these children's futures, to improve the relationship your school has with parents, to improve outcomes for families.

Developed by Professor John Sharry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Carol Fitzpatrick, the Parents Plus Children’s Programme meets the needs of primary school children aged 6 - 11 years.  The programme shows parents how to communicate positively with their children by illustrating ways to encourage good social skills as well as well-researched methods to tackle behaviour problems.  Topics covered include:

  • Solving childhood problems
  • Building children’s self-esteem and confidence
  • Managing misbehaviour using consequences and sanctions
  • Encouraging children’s learning/supporting homework
  • Setting rules and helping children keep them
  • Establishing daily routines
  • Problem solving/talking problems through with children
  • Play and special time with children

We work extensively with teachers and principals who tell us time and time again that our evidence based programmes have empowered them to meet the needs of more children, to engage parents more in their children's education and well being and to reduce the incidence of misbehaviour in school and home settings.  

Further details of the content of the 'Children's Programme' can be read about here 

The proof is in the evidence:
Extensive studies carried out attesting to successful outcomes for families attending the PP Children's Programme in clinical, community and disability settings and published in 'Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry' and 'International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology' show that 

"Significant reductions in children’s total difficulties and conduct problems, as measured by the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire, decreased parental stress and increased parental confidence were observed in the PPCP group. There were also significant improvements in parent-defined problems and goals among participants of the PPCP group".  

Further details of the research can be viewed here           

Places are limited - Closing date for applications is Friday 12th September 2019 at 5pm   
Submit your applications by completing this form and emailing to Claire (details at end of application)   

Let's improve outcomes for families together.  



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Co. Leitrim, Rep. of Ireland

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