Understanding Children’s Behaviour

Parenting courses 24-25

Tessa and Family Routes are excited to announce a series of workshops specifically for Parents of adoptive children and teens. Please fill in the form below to sign up.

Understanding Children’s Behaviour – 3 Available dates, participants need attend one date.
This is a three-hour interactive workshop which aims to create a greater understanding of children’s behaviour in line with the most up to date research in Neuroscience and child development.

It will allow parents/carers to:

  • Feel more confident in their parenting style, reducing parental anxiety.
  • See their child’s behaviour in a whole new light.
  • Find practical and realistic ways to make long term positive changes to family life.
  • Make connections between early life experiences and current behavioural difficulties.
  • Enjoy their relationship with their child.


Date: Tuesday 17th September 2024
Time: 6 – 9pm
Venue: Greenvale Hotel, 57 Drum Road, Cookstown, BT80 8QS

Date: Tuesday 22nd October 2024
Time: 6 – 9pm
Venue: Aisling Centre, 37 Darling Street, Enniskillen, BT74 7DP

Date: Tuesday 14th January 2025
Time: 6 – 9pm
Venue: Family Routes Offices, Unit 2, 18 Heron Road, Belfast, BT3 9LE

How do I sign up?
Scan the QR code or click here to fill in the registration form. Places are limited so someone will be in touch to confirm.

Love and Rage

Parenting courses 24-25

What is the Love and Rage Parenting Course?
Why are so many adopted children verbally or physically aggressive?
What are they communicating through their behaviour?
What is the impact of living with a traumatised child?
How do we stay calm in the face of our children’s overwhelmed and overwhelming emotions?

Love and Rage is a four-week programme offered by TESSA/Family Routes for parents of adopted children to explore these frequently asked questions. This course is aimed at parents of children who are struggling to handle and process their big emotions such as rage and anger.

IN PERSON COURSE
Dates: Monday 23rd and 30th September, 7th and 14th October 2024
Venue: Family Routes Office, Unit 2, 18 Heron Road, BT3 9LE
Time: 10am – 1pm

ONLINE COURSE
Dates: Wednesday 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th November, 4th and 11th December
Venue: Online
Time: 6.30-8.30pm

How do I sign up?
Scan the QR code or click here to fill in the registration form. Places are limited so please complete the booking form soon and we’ll be in touch to confirm your place.

Working things out – parents

Parenting courses 24-25

TESSA and Family Routes are excited to announce Working Things Out Programme in collaboration with Holywood Family Trust and Parent Plus. Aimed at helping parents support their TEENS in developing skills and techniques to boost their emotional health and wellbeing

The Working Things Out programme aims to help parents build communication and conflict resolution skills with their TEENS. The sessions are designed around a DVD containing personal stories of adolescents who have coped with challenging mental health issues such as, Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, OCD, Self-harm and Suicide, as well as issues such as, Bullying, School Pressures, and Conflict with Parents.

These stories offer opportunities for parents to work through ways to support their TEENS in facing some of these challenges.

This course would be particularly beneficial for anyone whose TEEN participated in the programme aimed at young people however it is open to all parents of adoptive teens.

Topics include:
· Improving family relationships.
· Stop and Think – The key to solving problems.
· Listening, talking and resolving conflicts.
· Managing feeling down- Things I can do to help myself.
· Taking Charge – Developing helpful thinking strategies.
· Keeping Your Cool – Dealing with anger and conflict.
· Communicating Well – For building positive relationships.

The course will be tailored to the group so may not cover all topics.

Dates: Tuesdays January 14th, 21st, 28th, February 4th, 11th, 25th, 25th and March 4th
Time: 7.00-8.30pm
Venue: Holywood Youth Centre, BT18 9HW

How do I sign up?
Scan the QR code or click here to fill in the registration form. Following registration, we will be in touch to confirm your place as places are limited.

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Love and Rage – Parenting Course

Love & Rage Parenting Course

Why are so many adopted children verbally or physically aggressive?
What are they communicating through their behaviour?
What is the impact of living with a traumatised child?
How do we stay calm in the face of our children’s overwhelmed and overwhelming emotions?

Love and Rage is a four-week programme offered by TESSA/Family Routes for parents of adopted children to explore these frequently asked questions. This course is aimed at parents of children who are struggling to handle and process their big emotions such as rage and anger.

Please fill in the form below to sign up to the next course:

Venue: Roe Valley Therapy Centre, Limavady, 101A Irish Green Street, Limavady BT49 9AA
Dates: 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th April 2024 10:30am – 1:30pm

Places are limited so please complete the booking form soon and we’ll be in touch to confirm your place.

Scan the QR code or click the link to book.

Click here to book.