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Parenting support is both a way of working and a set of activities that provides information, advice and assistance to parents and carers about bringing up their children, so that these children will reach their full potential. – Child & Family Agency, Tusla.ie

Parenting children is an important job today and sometimes parents, grandparents, foster or adoptive parents as well as primary caregivers need a little encouragement, direction, advice or a listening ear. That’s what we offer through Parent Support! We believe that happy parents lead to happy parenting and ha073ppy well-adjusted children!!

Listowel Family Resource Centre advocates and supports all who raise and take care of children. This takes the form of providing practical training and information programmes that assist parents and caregivers to deal with childhood issues. We also provide a one to one confidential service for parents and caregivers who may be experiencing a temporary block in how to deal with childhood or teenage issues that occur in every family.


Why does Listowel Family Resource Centre Support Parents & Care-givers?

Children benefit from positive parenting from birth, right through to adulthood. – Child & Family Agency, Tusla.ie

Mums, dads, caregivers, step-parents, grandparents and the children that they care for benefit from taking part in our programmes, support groups, one to one service and friendly, practical and common sense approach to every day family life issues.

Effective, positive parenting supports family well-being and reduces the risk of problems developing later on. By providing parenting supports in a community setting, such as this, it supports and promotes social networks and community solidarity. Therefore, it strengthens both families and communities.

Our Approach to Parent Support:

Listowel Family Resource Centre is commitment to empowering parents, families and communities. We recognise and advocate the importance of the parent – child relationship. We support parents and care-givers using a Strengths Based approach. What is working well for a family? And how can we build on this?

How we Work with Agencies and Community Groups:

As one of the primary parenting support services in the county we work closely with all of the major family agencies in Ireland. We have close working relationships with voluntary and statutory agencies so that we often accompany parents and caregivers in a supportive way using our expertise and professionalism.

The parent support service has close working relationships with:

  • LINK (School Completion Programme)
  • Local Schools
  • KIDS
  • Child & Family Agency Social Work Department
  • Public Health Nurses
  • KDYS
  • St. Vincent De Paul
  • Community Welfare Officer
  • Residents Associations
  • Child/Play Therapists
  • An Garda Siochanna
  • Juvenile Liaison Officers (JLO)
  • Men’s Sheds Ireland
  • Rainbows Ireland
  • Strengthening Families Ireland
  • Parents Plus
  • Irish Childhood Bereavement Network

This allows us to have the most up to date information, advice and support available to all families.