Training Course in Parental Education

General Objectives of the Course

The main objectives of the course are the following:
- Recognizing Parental Education as a means of promoting positive parenthood;
- Acknowledging the implications of positive and negative parenthood for the development of children/young adults;
- Recognizing the specifics of different types of families for the definition of Parental Education responses;
- Acknowledging the national and international political framework for the promotion of positive parenthood;
- Recognizing the importance of developing formal and informal networks for supporting positive parenthood;
- Acknowledging features and skills of the parental educator that affect the quality of the Parental Education interventions;
- Acknowledging different programs from different intervention programs/modes in Parental Education.

Admission Requirements

Holders of a Bachelor's or Master´s Degree, preferably in the areas of Psychology, Educational Sciences, Social Work, Social Education, Education, Youth Work / Sociocultural, Medicine, Nursing, Law.

Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.

Mode of Study

E-learning

Teaching / Evaluation language(s)

Portuguese

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

The final classification consists of the weighted average of the grades obtained on modules 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Learning Objectives and Intended Skills

Students at the end of the course should be able to: • learn to identify the key characteristics of positive parenting; • learn to identify parental behaviors risk to the achievement of positive parenting; • learn to identify the elements needed to develop successful interventions in parental education, particularly in terms of parenting skills educator; • learn to frame proposals for intervention of parental Education in the framework of current policies to promote positive parenting.

Course Coordinator(s)

Madalena Moutinho Alarcão Silva
uc32903@uc.pt

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Regulation n. º 339/2012, published in Official Gazette no. 152, 2. Grade, August 7th (Regulation of Creation and Operation of non-degree courses at the UC)

Graduation Requirements

At the end of the course, students must be able to:
- identify the most important features of positive parenthood;
- identify parental behaviors that pose a risk for positive parenthood;
- identify the required elements for developing successful Parental Education interventions, namely as regards the skills of the parental educator;
- establish a framework for Parental Education intervention proposals in the context of the current policies for promoting positive parenthood.

Study Programme

Parental Education

Academic year
2015-2016

Course Type
Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded: Diploma/Certificate

Duration: 81 HORAS

ECTS Credits: 3.0


Applications

Call for Applications (only in portuguese)


Links


Calendar

1st Quarterial
Start date: 08-03-2016
End date: 31-03-2016
2nd Quarterial
Start date: 01-04-2016
End date: 30-04-2016
3rd Quarterial
Start date: 02-05-2016
End date: 31-05-2016