Community Mothers Programme annual report 2009

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/110453
Title:
Community Mothers Programme annual report 2009
Authors:
Molloy, Brenda; Harper, Gordan; Health Service Executive (HSE) Dublin Mid Leinster; Health Service Executive (HSE) Dublin North East
Publisher:
Health Service Executive (HSE)
Issue Date:
Aug-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/110453
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The Community Mothers Programme is facilitated by the Health Service Executive (HSE), and operates in the HSE areas Dublin North East and Dublin Mid-Leinster. Its aim is to develop the skills of parents of young children with a focus on health care, nutritional improvement and overall child development. It is a parent support programme in which friendly local women known as Community Mothers carry out monthly structured visits to first-time and some second-time parents by appointment during the first two years of their babies' lives, providing empathy and information in a non-directive way to foster parenting skills and parental self-esteem. Through the Programme the parents become empowered to believe in their own capabilities and skills for parenting without being dependent on professionals. The Family Development Nurses who facilitate the Programme have moved away from the biological model of health care which is working for people, to a model which involves working with people. In fact the model is one of parent-enablement and empowerment which encourages parents to learn to cope with difficulties they encounter in bringing up their children and to find their own solution to their problems.
Keywords:
PARENT; PARENTING SKILL; SOCIAL SUPPORT; COMMUNITY

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMolloy, Brendaen
dc.contributor.authorHarper, Gordanen
dc.contributor.authorHealth Service Executive (HSE) Dublin Mid Leinsteren
dc.contributor.authorHealth Service Executive (HSE) Dublin North Easten
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-30T11:20:27Z-
dc.date.available2010-08-30T11:20:27Z-
dc.date.issued2010-08-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/110453-
dc.descriptionThe Community Mothers Programme is facilitated by the Health Service Executive (HSE), and operates in the HSE areas Dublin North East and Dublin Mid-Leinster. Its aim is to develop the skills of parents of young children with a focus on health care, nutritional improvement and overall child development. It is a parent support programme in which friendly local women known as Community Mothers carry out monthly structured visits to first-time and some second-time parents by appointment during the first two years of their babies' lives, providing empathy and information in a non-directive way to foster parenting skills and parental self-esteem. Through the Programme the parents become empowered to believe in their own capabilities and skills for parenting without being dependent on professionals. The Family Development Nurses who facilitate the Programme have moved away from the biological model of health care which is working for people, to a model which involves working with people. In fact the model is one of parent-enablement and empowerment which encourages parents to learn to cope with difficulties they encounter in bringing up their children and to find their own solution to their problems.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHealth Service Executive (HSE)en
dc.subjectPARENTen
dc.subjectPARENTING SKILLen
dc.subjectSOCIAL SUPPORTen
dc.subjectCOMMUNITYen
dc.titleCommunity Mothers Programme annual report 2009en
dc.typeReporten
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