The Parents Under Pressure (PuP) program is a parenting program specifically developed for families who are facing multiple adversities including parental substance abuse, mental health problems, family conflict and severe financial stress.
In the light of COVID-19 we have made a number of significant changes to the Parents under Pressure (PuP) training process.
Training is delivered via ZOOM. A link to the ZOOM meeting is provided by PuP Trainers and each trainee is provided with their own ZOOM link. A computer with a camera, microphone and reliable internet connection is required to access ZOOM. Breakout rooms are used to facilitate small group training.
An Online Training Model for 2020
Training and Clinical Supervision: A Model of Applied Learning
The training and clinical supervision model used by the Parents under Pressure (PuP) program is an applied learning model in which practitioners are provided with initial 2-days of training and then ongoing support across 8 – 12 months.
Our current model is as follows: Training and Supervision Schedule
- Day 1: seminars across 5 hours
- Day 2: seminars across 5 hours
Followup Case Review Seminars
- Month 1: seminar 3-4 hours
- Month 2: seminar 3-4 hours
- Month 4: seminar 3-4 hours or combine (Month 4 and Month 6 as a face-to-face training depending on COVID-19 restrictions)
- Month 6: seminar 2 hours
- Month 8: seminar 5 hours
- Month 12: Development Day (an optional extra and face-to-face planned)
The training and clinical supervision costs are €1,000 per therapist. Every 7th place is provided as a complimentary place.
In order to become an Accredited PuP therapist each trainee is required to show competence in the PuP model by working with three families. These families can be existing clients although we strongly recommend that at least one family is new to the service to allow for assessment skills to be consolidated. The PuP practitioner completes one case study using our existing PuP Case Study Template. This provides an opportunity to demonstrate
- an understanding of the PuP assessment process,
- how this assessment knowledge is used to set shared goals with the family and
- ways in which these goals can be achieved using the PuP program.
The PuP program can be delivered to families in their home, in a community or residential setting. Each family is worked with individually. If there are two parents or more than two carers, e.g., grandparents, then we advise working with the family as a team. The PuP Group program is intended to compliment the individual case work and is best seen as an additional resource for parents who may benefit from attending a group. The PuP Group program has been run agencies such as a drug and alcohol residential treatment service.
Enquiries about training can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org