Archive for month: October, 2020
When you keep your distance, no matter how awkward it feels, you’re protecting yourself and those around you from the spread of COVID-19.
But when you drop your guard,
When groups get together,
When you shake hands or hug someone you love,
When you step forward instead of taking a step back,
You could become exposed to the virus and so could the people around you.
Help drive the number of cases down.
Keep your guard up.
Click on the link below to read more about the HSE COVID Bubbles Campaign
Stay safe and protect your community by following public health guidelines. Your Family Resource Centre is here to provide further guidance and information so get in touch!
Connected for life will host an online webinar for parents entitled How Early Experiences Can Impact Us Throughout Our Life- Webinar. This 2-hour webinar is one of a series of online events aimed to provide support and reassurance to parents, wherever they are on their parenting journey. The webinar will take place on 10th November. Please CLICK HERE for registration details.
The Family Resource Centre National Forum launched ‘Our Story’ earlier this week. It locates the work of Family Resource Centre’s within current Government policy and demonstrates how FRCs work with individuals, families and communities responding to locally identified needs. To find out more about what the FRC’s do to support communities across Ireland CLICK HERE or to download a copy of ‘Our Story’ CLICK HERE.
The Director of The Economic and Social Research Institute
invites you to the webinar
Supporting young people’s sexual health and wellbeing through evidence and practice
Tuesday 10th November at 13:00
The event will see the launch of the ESRI/Sexual Health and Crisis Pregnancy Programme (SHCPP), HSE Health and Wellbeing research report ‘Talking about sex and sexual behaviour among young people in Ireland’ and of the related SHCPP resources that encourage and support parents and children to talk together about relationships, sexuality and growing up.
The publications will be launched by Minister of State with responsibility for Public Health, Wellbeing and National Drugs Strategy, Frank Feighan T.D., and the webinar will include a presentation of findings by the authors of the ESRI report and responses by Moira Germaine, HSE SHCPP Education and Training Manager, and Annette Honan, Education Officer, National Council for Curriculum and Assessment.
Please note, the ESRI will be hosting this webinar with Zoom video conferencing facility.
RSVP please by Friday, 6th November 2020 via:
Details on how to join the online event will be circulated on Friday 6th November.
Due to limited availability, we would kindly request that you respond as soon as possible.
Barnardos now have free parent webinars about online safety. Delivered via Zoom by an experienced trainer, they are 45 minutes in length, with Q+A after. Click on this link Barnardos OSP Webinar Parents for information about the content, but you can sign up for a time and date that suits you on their website here –
Here are the 6 dates that are available:
|Together with Eurofound and the European Parliament Liaison Office in Sweden, we are pleased to invite you to our next upcoming online event that will look at the challenges young people in particular face during the COVID-19 pandemic. The event Being Young in the COVID-19 Pandemic takes place on Friday 23 October at 11am IST.
Against the background of Eurofound’s new report Living, working and COVID-19, speakers including Maria Walsh, MEP, Evin Incir, MEP, Massimiliano Mascherini, Head of Social Policies at Eurofound and Ian Power, CEO of SpunOut.ie, Ireland’s youth information website, will be exploring what policy makers can do in Ireland and across Europe to address the challenges of young people in the wake of the pandemic.
The webinar will be an opportunity to examine the responses of different Member States to the pandemic and to hear how Ireland compares to other EU Member States, such as Sweden, who adopted a different approach. There will also be a Q&A and LIVE chat available for participants to address the panellists.
We kindly ask you to confirm your participation by registering for this webinar via this link.
Join us for insight, understanding and strategies for action to address the impact that alcohol advertising is having on children and young people. Event will be of interest to parents, teachers, coaches, youth workers, Drug and Alcohol Task Forces and those working in the area of public health.
ICAAN are delighted to announce an amazing line up of speakers for this 90 minute webinar on 3rd November at 9:30am.
Dr Pat Kenny from the School of Marketing in Dublin Technological University will provide an understanding of the negative impact that alcohol marketing has on children and young people and will talk about the importance of the Public Health Alcohol Act in limiting children’s exposure to alcohol advertising.
Dr Grainne Ketelaar from the Letterkenny Institute of Technology will focus on the ways in which young people’s data is mined and extracted by the alcohol and advertising industries for the purposes of hooking the next generation of drinkers.
Maik Dünnbier is the Director of Strategy and Advocacy at Movendi International, the largest global social movement for development through alcohol prevention and control and Maik will talk about “Acting Locally, Thinking Globally – strategies to prevent risk to young people from the alcohol norm”.
There’ll still be time for discussion and a Q&A. Don’t miss this opportunity!
Register in advance for this webinar:
The “Mind Yourself Guide” is a Mental Health and Wellbeing Reading Guide that’s a fantastic resource. Children’s Books Ireland (CBI) have made it available for download here: https://cbi-reading-guides-archive.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/CBI-ReadingGuide_Mind_Yourself.pdf
Parents can use it to discover relevant books to support their children around worries, sadness, loneliness, anxiety and any number of feelings they many want to explore. Currently, with Level 3 restrictions libraries aren’t open to the public for browsing. However, Users can still collect and return books and request online.
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