Online-Parent Training to Release Family Stress
The online training for parents who would like to
improve their competence in stress management.
Feelings of being overwhelmed by raising children, relations with partner or
professional pressure as well as feelings of anger and tiredness can all be
signs of stress. When under stress the education of children is much more
difficult, your relationship with your partner more strained and your job
brings you less satisfaction.
By participating in Online Parent Training you will learn how to
resist individual stress and how to deal with the stress in the family.
Information and exercises aimed at improving your competence in stress
management are provided in four interactive modules.
Stress: Reasons and Handling
2. Empathy in Communication: Theory und Practice
3. Stress in the Family: Reasons and Handling
4. Problem Solving Strategies: Theory und Practice
Module 1: Individual stress
The first module provides background knowledge concerning stress and
discusses measures such as stress management strategies that should be taken to
manage stress. For example various techniques of active relaxation are
Module 2: Communication
This module demonstrates simple communication rules for everyday
life and conflict situations. It emphasizes the positive effect of
using empathy and active listening, and gives you a chance to train
Module 3: Stress in the family
The participants will receive information about social stress
situations and about social stress management. The idea of positive
upbringing will be discussed and the first upbringing tips will be
Module 4: Problem solving
The fourth module discusses possible strategies when dealing with
conflicts and difficulties in bringing up younger and older children.
The above theoretical modules 1 and 3 provide background knowledge about
stress in the family in general. They explain what stress is and what can
be done to prevent it. Modules 2 and 4 are, on the other hand, mostly
oriented towards practice. They demonstrate how successful communication
and fair conflict solving may be attained. Altogether the four modules are
a good help for stress management in the process of bringing up children!
After each module you can test yourself on your acquired knowledge.
Successful participation in the Online Parent Training will be rewarded
by a Participant Certificate!
The Online Parent Training is a FREE offer.
It will take approximately one to two hours for the successful completion of
the module (independent work). It is presumed that the participants of Online
Parent Training will try out the things they have learned in everyday life
situations. Without putting strategies into practice this program will not
The requirements for Online Training participants is a valid e-mail address,
internet access and compatible web-browser (Internet Explorer or Netscape,
It is desirable for both parents to participate in the Online Parent
Training. But it is not obligatory.
Registration and participation for Online Parent Training is
carried out anonymously. Interaction in chat rooms can be carried out
under a chosen fictive name (for example, "Yves" or "Mynona").
The Training area is close to third parties. Only registered members
The Online Parent Training is based on a family stress course PEP / PPP
(Präventives Eltern Programm / Preventive Parent Program) by G. Michel,
K. Kronenberg and M. Perrez and was developed by the Department of
Clinical Psychology in Fribourg University. The PEP / PPP course was
funded in 2001 in the framework of Family Stress Research. On the basis
of research results and with the help of Prof. Dr. Meinrad Perrez, the
Online Parent Training was launched.
The Online Parent Training will introduce and teach various techniques
which are aimed at the altering behavior. These techniques are (in the
majority) scientifically proven and can be considered efficient.
Online Parent Training is oriented – believing in
the possibility for each person to change and develop– towards the
principle of positive upbringing. Parents will try out and practice a
positive style of upbringing, giving their children self confidence,
giving them attention and also understanding that children should have
freedom within certain limits. This is done in a constructive,
The Online Parent Training is an offer from a specialized
department of Clinical Psychology in Fribourg University Switzerland. Headed by
Prof. Dr. Meinrad Perrez. This department has years of experience in Parent
Training and scientific research connected to stress within the family.
The Training is administrated by
Yves Hänggi.. Dr. Phil. Hänggi
is a Psychologist,
collaborating with the Department of Clinical Psychology in Fribourg University
(CH), Parent trainer, licensed Triple P Upbringing Councilor and father of two
children. Supervision is provided by Prof. Dr. Meinrad Perrez, specialist in
upbringing, stress and stress management.
|© 2003, 2006 by Yves Hänggi et al., University of Fribourg, Switzerland.