Positive Parenting – The P+ training activity for parents!

The second Learning Training and Teaching Activity of the P+ project (2020-1-RO01-KA204-079951) took place from 25th to 29th July in Nicosia, Cyprus.

Financed by the Erasmus Plus KA202 – Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices – Strategic Partnerships for adult education ​programme, the project involved partners from six countries: Romania, Italy, Spain, Cyprus, Czech Republic and Republic of North Macedonia.

The project aims to support parents of children with ASD by training them in behavioural techniques​ through the creation of:​

  • Curriculum, to increase the skills of the target group​
  • Trainer Manual, with practical exercises that trainers can use with parents​
  • Parent’s guide, aiming to provide specific tips to use in the daily life​
  • App to enable parents to use positive reinforcement with their children​
  • E-learning platform to transfer knowledge and training material​

The activities took place over a week, during which the participants had the opportunity to test the materials created during the project, among which the E-learning platform, the quizzers, the Trainer Manual and the Parent’s Guide, divided in modules to facilitate the study.

The participants had the possibility to discuss about weakness and strengths of the tools, to work together and to learn from each other. All the practical activities let participants learn in an interactive and very interesting way: roleplaying, digital quizzes and flash cards helped all the presents to understand better the topics and how to react correctly in real situations.

During the activity, participants learnt about ABA therapy strategies, to understand positive and negative reinforcement, when and how use the different types. The token economy system was also faced by North Macedonian partner, while CEIPES presented his part and made really valuable to understand tips to managing challenging behaviours at home, how to react during difficult situations and how to de-escalate them. In the last day, Spanish and Cypriot partners showed how to teach social skills to autistic children, also through functional communication.

It was a high-impact experience, which allowed the parents to gain an insight into the materials created during the project and to discover new ways to support their children as they grow up.

For further information about the project and the next events, you can follow the project Facebook page or the project website.