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I UNDERSTAND
A parent to parent voluntary support charity

Parent Support Training

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 parentsupportpanel@cuidiu.ie 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.  To register your interest in attending, please contact us on parentsupportpanel@cuidiu.ie.
 
 

Upcoming Course Dates & Booking Links

  • Birth Reflection Event Training - Saturday and Sunday 11/12th December - 10am to13:30 - Click HERE for details - Note this is for Trained Volunteers only.
  • Basic Training 2022 Group 1 - 29 January / 5 March / 30 April / 31 May
  • Basic Training 2022 Group 2 - 24 September / 29 October / 19 November / 10 December
  • Upskilling / Debriefing courses for Trained Parent Supporters - We are finalising proposed content and dates and will of course share details of the same as soon as we are able.
 
To register your interest in attending a Basic Training course, please contact us on parentsupportpanel@cuidiu.ie.