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How to Argue Better (HTAB 18)

Ag Éisteacht

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 from 09:30 to 16:30 (IST)

How to Argue Better (HTAB 18)

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There is compelling evidence that how parents get on – or don’t get on – influences children’s lives. How parents interact effects the health and wellbeing of the family and the quality of relationships, including those between parent and child. 

The award winning programme How to Argue Better: A Resource for Working with Parents in Conflict is a resource for working with the tricky and emotive topic of conflict in family settings. It will help you support mothers, fathers and others in a parenting role to deal with conflict, whether they are married, cohabiting, in civil partnerships, or separated. This 1 day workshop and online module will give you knowledge and understanding of parental conflict and its impact on children and provide you with the resources to help parents to manage conflict better thus having a positive otucome for children. The emphasis is on early intervention and prevention of relationship distress.

Research has found that when people experience relationship problems they are most likely to turn to a friend, colleague or support worker for help. The course will help you work with parents individually or in groups.

The training will help you:

  • Understand conflict in relationships and its causes
  • Recognise different types of conflict and how people respond differently
  • Understand the impact of conflict on children
  • Provide you with a tool kit to help you work with individuals, couples or group participants so that they can deal with conflict in ways that reduce harmful effects on their children

Skills you can expect to develop:

  • Active listening
  • Raising parents' awareness of the impact of conflict on their children
  • Developing parents' understanding of the difference between destructive and constructive conflict
  • Helping parents' to develop skills to minimise destructive conflict and handle conflict more constructively 
  • Promoting effective parenting skills
  • Increasing understanding of the protective factors that strengthen relationships
  • Signposting to relevant support 

Course details:

A Blended Learning Approach - interactive e-learning module "Understanding Conflict in Relationships" followed by a one day facilitated skills-based workshop delivered by two Ag Éisteacht trainers. 

"An excellent day of learning with lots of 'light-bulb' moments. The materials are extremely well put together and the tools can be used easily with parents. I especially liked how the tools can be used regardless of where people are in their relationships; together or separated, learning how to argue better can only help parents in the challenges of raising their children” Paula Lonergan Director of Professional Development One Family

Lunch & refreshments included in fee. Resource pack including participant manual & DVD

Certificate on completion of the e-learning module & workshop.

Family relationships have "deep and enduring effects" on children's wellbeing (Family Support Agency, 2013) and a central function of children's services is to support and complement the many ways in which the immediate family protects and cares for their children (HSE, 2007).

The quality of the relationship between parents has been highlighted as an important aspect of family well-being (McKeown 2003). Parental conflict is widely identified as a negative influence on many aspects of child development with impacts on children's behavioural, emotional, social, academic, and health outcomes (Cummings & Schatz. 2012).

Do you have questions about How to Argue Better (HTAB 18)? Contact Ag Éisteacht

When & Where

The Wisdom Centre
Cork St
8 Dublin

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 from 09:30 to 16:30 (IST)

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Ag Éisteacht

Ag Éisteacht provides accredited, evaluated, evidence based training for those working with individuals, families, communities and organisations. Our focus is on early intervention and opportunities to support and empower individuals, thus enhancing relational, family and child well-being. 


For further information & booking links, please see below: 


Upcoming Courses:

Cork | September 17th and October 1st & 2nd


Dublin | October 22nd and November 5th & 6th


Cork | February 25th and March 10th & 11th


 ABLE Training Cancellation & Refund Policy for OPEN COURSES:


Should a participant cancel their place by phone or email;


  • More than 3 weeks prior to the start of a course a refund of €150 will be provided. 


  • Between two and three weeks prior to the course a refund of €100 will be provided.


  • Between one and two weeks prior to the course a refund of €50 will be provided.

    Unfortunately refunds for cancellations received less that one week prior to the commencement of the course cannot be provided. Certain refunds and transfers to other course dates​ can be considered under exceptional circumstances and at the discretion of Ag Eisteacht.


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