Training Calendar

Parenting NI offer training on a wide range of topics for professionals working directly with parents and carers. Browse the training calendar below for information on up and coming training. To register for any of the sessions you can either complete the booking form to the right of this page or download a booking form, then return along with payment to Kelly either via email or post to:
Parenting NI, 42 Dublin Road, Belfast, BT2 7HN

If cancellation notice of 5 working days is given then payment may be transferred to attend another session/s within 6 months. If less than 5 working days notice is given, the payment is non-refundable and non-transferable.


GO: Alternatives to Smacking @ Parenting NI
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Professionals working with children and families can be a prime influence on the attitude of parents in managing their children’s behaviour.

The GO upskilling session will provide practitioners with the skills and confidence to approach with parents, the topic of physical punishment as well as giving the tools to hold effective conversations around the alternatives to smacking.

Practitioners will be provided with breakfast between 9am – 9:30am and will receive a range of resources following the training to use in their professional setting.

This ‘GO’ training session follows on from our successful STOP campaign. Find out more about the campaign here.

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Understanding the Impact of Relational Trauma with Dr Karen Treisman @ Girdwood Community Hub
Oct 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

About the Event

Parenting NI is delighted to present Dr Karen Treisman in this unique event for professionals leading into the annual Parenting Week. The event will explore:

  • Why is the parent / child relationship so important?
  • What is meant by relational & developmental trauma?
  • Provide rationale & framework for relationship-based trauma-informed practice
  • Understand the impact of domestic violence and physical abuse

Event agenda

9 am – 9:30 am: Registration & Tea/Coffee
9:30 am sharp – 11 am: Dr Karen Treisman
11 am – 11:30 am: Comfort break and refreshments
11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Dr Karen Treisman
12:30 pm – 1 pm: Questions and close

About Dr. Karen Treisman

Dr Karen Treisman is a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist who has worked in the NHS and Children’s Services for serveral years. Karen has also work cross-culturally in both Africa and Asia with groups ranging from former child soldiers to survivors of the Rwandan Genocide.

Karen has extensive experience in the areas of trauma, parenting, and attachment, and works clinically using a range of therapeutic approaches with families, systems, and children in or on the edge of care, unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people, and adopted children.

In addition to holding a doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Karen has undergone a range of specialist trainings including in EDMR, Narrative Therapy, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, Sensory Attachment Intervention, and Theraplay.

Read more about Karen on the Safe Hands and Thinking Minds website.

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Making Parenting Work with Josh Levs @ National Football Stadium at Windsor Park
Oct 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

About the Event

Parenting NI is delighted to present Josh Levs, thanks to support from Bank of Ireland and Citi. From the United Nations to Congress, Oxford and Google, Josh Levs’ powerful talks chart new terrain, advancing everyone’s understandings of men, modern parenthood, and gender equality. 

Josh Levs will present a ‘Make Parenting Work’ networking seminar aimed at professional working parents. The seminar will focus on:

  • How businesses can engage men on issues of gender equality and diversity
  • How equal caregiving options attract and retain the best employees
  • How to support both female and male employees who seek work-life balance
  • Proven methods to achieve all this while lifting profits

The cost to attend is £25 per person which includes breakfast for all delegates and attendees will also have the option to take a tour of the National Stadium following the event.

Event Schedule

Timings are subject to change but a rough guide of an agenda is included below

9 – 9.30am: Registration and networking
9.30am: Breakfast served
9.45am – 11.15am: Josh Levs presents…
11.15am: National Stadium Tour available for all delegates

About Josh Levs

Josh Levs is an entrepreneur, former CNN and NPR journalist, and the leading global expert on issues facing modern fathers in the workplace. He is the author of the award-winning book All In: How Our Work-First Culture Fails Dads, Families, and Businesses–And How We Can Fix It Together (HarperOne 2015). He now works with corporations, organizations, universities and more to build policies that support men as equal caregivers, a crucial step toward ensuring equal career opportunities to women.

Visit Josh Levs website.

Watch Josh Levs at Google, read articles and hear more about his work.

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