Our one-day training course is for practitioners working with (expectant) parents to support attachment in pregnancy and beyond. It includes online access to our Peep Antenatal Programme.
We have adapted the training so that we can deliver it live online. The training content and access to the online Antenatal resources are the same for both online and face-to-face training, but we've added in some guidance on delivering Peep Antenatal sessions remotely.
Practitioners will develop their understanding, confidence and skills in:
enhancing parents’ ability to think about and bond with their baby and tune into their feelings before and after the birth (reflective functioning), creating a strong base from which the baby can explore the world
developing and supporting secure parent-infant attachment relationships, leading to better outcomes for the child in terms of their cognitive development, the relationships they build and their resilience to cope if life gets tough.
Online video-call platform: We prefer Zoom for its useability (read more) but contact us if you can only use MS Teams. Both platforms are secure, and don't need to be bought if you haven't used them before.
Device/ screen: Delegates should each have a laptop/ computer (or tablet) to use, at home or at work; if this is a problem please let us know in advance
Entry requirements to attend the training and use the Antenatal Programme:
Experienced in working with families with young children
Qualified at level 3+ England, Wales & N Ireland | level 6+ Scotland | level 5+ Republic of Ireland
Access to regular supervision supporting Peep Antenatal Programme delivery. (Supervision should provide a safe and supportive opportunity for practitioners to: identify instances where referral to other services may be required, reflect on their practice and how they and parents(-to-be) feel about the sessions, talk through challenges, share good practice, critically assess and adjust how the programme's core ideas are working.)
The Programme is not for [expectant] parents with complex problems, unless they have additional specialist support.
'Thank you for a wonderful, insightful and thought-provoking day, and providing me with the confidence as well as the skills and enthusiasm to share the knowledge with expectant parents.' Marian, Public health nurse (child health), Cork
'Fantastic training, felt so engaged online, love how the facilitator engaged everyone amd kept the flow going.' Elaine, Project worker, Tusla
‘I found this really useful to learn how to deliver a programme that focuses in on key aspects and in a parent-friendly/ baby-friendly way. A great learning experience – it gave me a structured framework to use which is evidence-based but also flexible in the delivery of it.’ Tracey, Clinical Psychologist
‘This Peep training was really helpful – easy to follow, great structure and resources etc. All the information is there for you.’ Lorren, EY family and child development practitioner, Knowsley