Fostering Wellbeing in the School Community - Able4Teachers

Course description

ABLE4Teachers - Fostering Wellbeing in the School Community

The course features an accredited, evidence informed brief intervention model, ABLE, which enables those who adopt it, to respond sensitively and appropriately to peers, parents and others who may turn to them for support. The programme explores a range of relational topics including:


·  family diversity in Ireland,

·  the impact of family relationships on children's health and well-being,

·  the prevalence and impact of adverse childhood experiences,

·  the effect of conflict on adult, child and community well-being. 

·  factors that contribute to the creation of a safe & secure school environment


Participants who attended ABLE training in the past have noted that the programme is extremely professionally beneficial but also powerful and insightful on a personal level.  Feedback from teachers attending the similarly themed summer course last year was overwhelmingly positive, with 94% of participants agreeing they would recommend the course to a colleague.  Some comments from participants include:


“Knowledgeable, adept facilitators who presented a huge range of materials in an accessible and skilful manner”

“Most beneficial course I have done both personally and professionally.”


This is a lively, fast moving, participative course which is co-facilitated by two experienced trainers, who bring different experiences and attributes to the training group resulting in a greater sharing of skills, resources and energy. The synergy of co-facilitation along with modelling of the skills of the ABLE relational approach adds further to the learning opportunities. Trainers use a range of tried and tested adult training techniques including audio-visual learning, small group work and experiential exercises which reflects the variety of adult learning styles.


Bernadette Rogers returns to deliver the ABLE4Teachers training after the success of last year’s programme. She has extensive experience in delivering training, primarily to the community and voluntary sector. She is a certified Professional Coach and a trainer of Neuro Linguistic Programming. Bernadette has previously worked for the National Youth Council of Ireland. She continues to deliver training for Ag Eisteacht on an ongoing basis.

Rose Crowley is an experienced ABLE trainer. She has delivered the training to participants from a variety of backgrounds including School Completion Programme personnel, Family Resource Centre staff, Public Health Nurses and those working in the Disability Sector. Rose has extensive experience in facilitation in her role with Ag Eisteacht, Social and Health Education Project, and as a Counsellor Trainer. She is an IACP accredited psychotherapist and a counselling supervisor. Rose is also a Clinical Nurse Specialist in General Practice.



Before you finalise payment for your course, please note the following:

All our summer courses are booked on the condition that the course fee is non-refundable. Course Fees are not transferrable to another teacher. Unfortunately, if you wish to cancel your place on one of our courses or you are unable to attend the course, we are not in a position to refund fees.

In the event that the minimum number of participants required do not apply then the Centre will be obliged to cancel the course and all monies will be refunded in full.

Category Summer Courses
Date Monday 01 July 2019 - Friday 05 July 2019
Time 9.30am to 2.00pm
Presenters Bernadette Rogers Ag Eisteacht , Rose Crowley Ag Eisteacht
Code 19-1876-SUM
Fee €50.00
Venue North Pres Primary School, Cork
Places 4 places remaining
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