Welcome to the Teen Parents Support Programme
| Are you under 20 years of age?|
Are you expecting a baby?
Do you already have a child?
|The Teen Parents Support Programme -TPSP for short- is a support service for young mothers, young fathers and their families from pregnancy until the baby is 2 years of age.|
We offer support, information and advocacy in all areas of a young parent's life including health, relationships, parenting, child care, social welfare entitlements, education, training and anything else about which the mother or father is concerned.
This support can be tailored and delivered in a way that best suits the individual needs of each young parent. For more information on the type of supports that are available please go to our Support page.
|Currently there are 11 TPSPs throughout Ireland. To find out if there is a TPSP in your area go to Where to find a TPSP.|
Free one-day Workshop
Thursday 16th May 2019
9.30am to 4.30pm
Ashling Hotel Hotel, Parkgate Street, Dublin 8
Currently the needs of young fathers tend to be largely forgotten by family support services. At the same time research is telling us that being involved in the lives of their children brings enormous benefits to both the children and the fathers themselves. Young fathers, in particular, face numerous obstacles in participating in the lives of their children. For the most part they are not living with the mother of their child. They are often viewed as the ‘villain’ in the situation and are dependent on the attitudes of both sets of families and of professionals with whom they come in contact.
The TPSP is offering a free one-day Workshop for professionals who have contact with young fathers.
The aims of the Workshop are to:
The Workshop will incorporate information, discussion and experiential learning. As this is a one-day Workshop only, it is assumed that participants will already possess a basic level of skill in facilitating groups and/or one- to- one work.
- raise awareness regarding the value of fatherhood in a child’s life
- explore the obstacles which some young fathers face in becoming involved in their child’s life
- reflect on one’s own attitudes and values and how they may shape one’s approach to working with young fathers and their families
- introduce participants to the use of the Young Dads Resource Pack and other material relevant to their work with young fathers.
All participants will receive a USB key of the Young Dads Resource Pack and other relevant material.
To apply for this Workshop contact Margaret Morris, National Co-ordinator, TPSP, firstname.lastname@example.org. 087 2518428. Closing date for applications is Friday 26th April 2019
TPSP Submission to Review of RSE Programme in schools
TPSP Pre-budget Submission 2019
TPSP Summary of Work 2017
The Strategy for Education and Skills 2016-2018
The Young Parents Survival Guide
Information Pack for Unmarried Parents (July 2016) and Amendments (March 2017)
Other Support and Information