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Parenting Supports

Strengthening Families Programme

Strengthening Families Programme ‘SFP’ is an evidence-based programme that typically runs over a period of fourteen weeks, taking place on one evening during the week. The programme is hosted by a team of experienced facilitators and staff.

The aim of this programme is to help support families to build more positive relationships, for both parents and young people to develop essential skills and to encourage communication within the family unit. This is done through purposeful exercises/activities, role play, discussion and games.

A family meal is also served each week at the beginning of the evening in order to allow the family the opportunity to sit down together.

The main goal of ‘SFP’ is to help support families through adversity and challenges they may be facing and to help lead to more positive and happy family life.


Parenting Workshop’s

Ballyspillane Community Family Resource Centre is also involved in the provision of the Parenting Workshops. These workshops are delivered by experienced Practitioners in various fields and are delivered both online and in-centre.

Some examples of the Workshops delivered, include, parenting adolescents, speech and language development and play therapy.

If you are interested in developing your skills as a parent/carer, please keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for more information.


To book your place

To book any upcoming workshop you can contact our family support workers Kayleigh or Louise on 087 3910032 or 087 3907478.


Incredible Years Parenting Programme

This is a school-age basic parenting programme that endeavours to strengthen parent-child interactions and attachment, reducing harsh discipline and fostering parents’ ability to promote children’s social, emotional, and academic development

Suitable for ages 6-12 years. The programme runs for 12 – 14-weeks and is a 2-hour session once per week.

The programme is delivered in a group setting with a different topic covered each week for example, the importance of parent – child time together, play, social and emotional development, praise and encouragement, rewards, rules, responsibilities and routines, boundaries, limit setting and consequences.