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Family Communications – Coping with Family Life and Communication with Teenagers

Week 1 Introduction to the Course

  • Introduction to the Course
  • Aims and Objectives of the Programme
  • Confidentiality
  • Parenting Styles
  • Your Expectations and Hopes for the Course
  • Goal Setting
  • Finding Community Support for Families

Week 2 Module 1

  • Strong Families and Communication
  • Parenting Teenagers
  • Respecting our Differences

Week 3 Module 2

  • Communication Styles – Clear and Direct Communication
  • Managing Family Resources

Week 4 Module 3

  • Emotions and Needs in the Family
  • Sibling Relationships

Week 5 Module 4

  • Practicing Clear and Direct Communication
  • Managing a Crisis

Week 6 Module 5

  • Active Listening and Compromise
  • Decision-making and Solving Problems

Week 7 Module 6

  • Relationship Breakdown and Separation
  • Shared Parenting
  • Creating Family Rituals and Traditions
  • Evaluation Hand-out

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“This is a brilliant service! In my experience Anew has provided huge support to women in crisis with an unplanned pregnancy and post pregnancy. It offers a warm, welcoming environment both to service user and health care professional. It is extremely flexible and accessible in its approach, consistently placing the service user at the centre of its work. It provides practical and emotional support to allow women to confidently enjoy their pregnancy and early motherhood. Personally, it has been a pleasure to see women and their babies benefit and thrive from their contact with Anew.”

Margaret Walsh, Senior Social Worker, St. Vincents Hospital Mental Health Team

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