On With Life – Parents Plus Programme 2024 – for Parents of Adolescents With Brain Injury

Date 25th January - 7th March 2024
Time 10am – 12pm
Location Online, Zoom
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Are you a parent of an adolescent (11-18 years old) with a brain injury?

Our On With Life Programme are offering a Parents Plus Programme in 2024. This is a practical evidence-based course for parents of adolescents aged 11-18yrs with an acquired brain injury. The Parents Plus Programmes have been developed in partnership with parents of adolescents with a disability and professionals working with families. The focus of the programme is to support parents in managing issues that are common for families who are raising a teenager who has additional needs.

This programme will run for 6 weeks online via Zoom, starting on 25th January at 10am and ending on 7th March.

Below are some of the topics included in this programme.

For parents
➔ Understanding the journey of parenting a child with additional needs
➔ Managing stress and looking after yourself as a parent
➔ Supporting brothers and sisters and family relationships
➔ Establishing good family routines
➔ Managing problem behaviours

For adolescents
➔ Supporting good friendships and social opportunities
➔ Building self-esteem, confidence and independence
➔ Supporting teenager’s education and development
➔ Dealing with puberty, sexuality and relationships
➔ Preparing for future transitions and adulthood

Programme Details

The programme will run over six weeks and will consist of 2-hour group sessions on Zoom starting on 25th January at 10am and finishing on 7th March. Introductory appointments will be arranged on the week beginning 4th December 2023.
Places are limited so please register early.

If you have any queries, please contact Susan Fitzpatrick at susanfitzpatrick@abiireland.ie.

Does the On With Life programme offer other support groups and events?

Yes, On With Life offer general support groups for anyone living with a loved one with brain injury. To find out more, get in touch with Dolores by email: dgallagher@abiireland.ie.

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