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A parent to parent voluntary support charity

   Parent Support Training

Becoming a Cuidiú Parent Supporter offers you an opportunity to become part of a 400 strong community of Cuidiú volunteers who have been helping parents throughout Ireland and beyond for 40 years.  You will learn how to actively listen, communicate effectively and much more.  The basic Parent Support Training is all about listening and counselling skills.  
We are absolutely thrilled to be recommencing Parent Support training in 2022.
To introduce new Parent Supporters to the Cuidiú Community, we will be runing two four-day Basic online Training Courses, with the first course starting at the end of January.  And for our existing Parent Supporters, we will run four FREE online upskilling / debriefing days throughout 2022 (Dates tbc).  During 2023 we will launch Advanced Modules to further strengthen our Parent Supporter training programme.

Basic Parent Supporter Training Course

Our revamped Basic Parent Supporter Training courses take place over four full days. The course will provide Cuidiú Volunteers a basic understanding of how to provide support to parents & carers and covers topics such as Active Listening, Communication Skills, Learning Styles, Understanding ‘Normal’ Baby Development and how to organise a Cuidiú Support Group.
The Basic course costs €300 to attend - the first €50 is to be paid by the individual, with the remainder being covered by Branch funds.  Any Branches who do not have funds to cover costs are welcome to conact us on and we will be happy to work together on a plan to raise the necessary funds. 
In the event that any trained Parent Supporters feel they would like to revisit their Basic Training, we are holding a minimum of five places on each course for our already trained Supporters FREE of charge. Where capacity allows, we will of course open up more free spaces if there is demand to do so. APPLY HERE.

Upcoming Course Dates - 2022

  • Basic Training 2022 (open to all Cuidiú Members) APPLY HERE.
    Group 1 - 29 January / 5 March / 30 April / 21 May (course closed to new entrants)
    Group 2 - 24 September / 29 October / 19 November / 10 December (trainees will need to attend all dates)
  • Upskilling Courses 2022 (for Trained Parent Suporters only)
    Course 1 - Saturday 11th June 2022 - 09:30am to 13:30pm
    Course 2 - Saturday 10th September 2022 - 09:30am to 13:30pm
    Course 3 - Sunday 6th November 2022 - 09:30am to 13:30pm


Upcoming Course Dates - 2023

  • Basic Training 2023 (open to all Cuidiú Members)  All training dates are on Saturdays from 09:30 to 16:30 - APPLY HERE.
    Group 1 - 28 January / 18 February / 25 March / 20 May (trainees will need to attend all dates)
    Group 2 - 2 September / 7 October / 4 November / 2 December (trainees will need to attend all dates)
  • Upskilling Courses 2023 (for Trained Parent Suporters only)
    Course 1 - 2 hr evening session in February - exact date and content tbc
    Course 2 - 2 hr evening session in June - exact date and content tbc
    Course 3 - 2 hr evening session in October - exact date and content tbc

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