Adoptive parents are invited to book a place on an eight week parenting programme that will run in Ennis, County Clare during February and March of 2017. The course is being run by experienced adoption social workers in Clarecare and is open to all adoptive parents from any part of the country. Clarecare is the largest Clare based not for profit agency and it provides a unique range of social services.
According to Carmel O’Dea, Social Worker with the Clarecare Adoption Services, “At times, all parents feel lost or without a clue about what their child might need. Adoptive parents, in particular, can often question their judgement and this course is designed to increase their understanding and confidence around challenges they face.”
The course is based on the Circle of Security® Parenting™ programme where trained facilitators will work with adoptive parents to help them to understand their child’s emotional world by learning to read emotional needs and by supporting their child’s ability to successfully manage emotions. The course will also reveal how they can enhance the development of their child’s self esteem and make their child feel more secure.
The Circle of Security programme was developed in the United States and is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened. It is proving to be very successful and popular with parents and professionals alike.
The course will run in the Clarecare Head Office in Ennis for two hours on Wednesday evenings during February and March. The eight week course is free but donations are welcome. Places are limited so early booking is strongly advised.