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Our new online parenting course starts in Spring 2015. Of benefit to parents in all family forms,  parents will receive a weekly email with practical and reflective exercises and can participate in online Q&A sessions. The time commitment is one to hours per week over eight weeks. It is free!

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Professionals

Invest in your professional development in 2015 with our acclaimed Positive Parenting for Changing Families and Family Communications programmes.  These 3-day One Family accredited programmes will enhance your group and one-to-one work with families. The manuals are resources you will use again and again. Call Paula on 01 662 9212 to find out more.

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Registration is now open for our Spring 2015 parenting courses in Dublin 2 and online. Also Welfare to Work programmes including New Futures and Options are enrolling. These programmes for people who parent alone or share parenting offer a range of wrap-around supports including mentoring and free childcare in our crèche.  Call 01 662 9212 or click below to find out more.

 

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Are you expecting a baby or have you recently become a parent? Are you in care or have you just moved into your own place? If the answer is ‘yes’ to both questions, the Pregnancy & Parenting Support Service at One Family is here to help you. This is a free service that you can contact yourself. Text or call us on 086 079 3072 to find out more. Referrals also accepted.

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This short video features three families who currently are not recognised by the Irish Constitution. We believe All Families Matter. Watch and share if you do too.

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One Family is the founder of the Family Day Festival, the largest celebration of the diversity of families in Ireland today with 10,000 attending in 2013. Join in the fun and celebrate all families every May!

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