Help inform the County Roscommon Children's Health and Well-being Plan
You can help inform the Children’s Health and Well-being Plan for County Roscommon by completing a short survey:
Parents / Guardians can complete an electronic survey here or download a copy of the survey here.
Service Providers can complete an electronic survey here or download a copy of the survey here.
Hard copies can be returned by post to CYPSC Coordinator, Tusla, Government Buildings, Convent Road, Roscommon.
Let us know how to Support Parents / Carers in Roscommon
Parents / Carers can complete an electronic survey here or download a copy of the survey here.
Hard copies can be returned to your child's school or pre-school or by post to Principal for Prevention Partnership and Family Support, Tusla, c/o Foróige, Under O’Dowds Solicitors, Bridge St., Boyle, Co. Roscommon.
LGBT Friendly Roscommon 2017
LGBT Friendly Roscommon 2017 is a public awareness initiative organised by the LGBT Sub-Group of Roscommon Children and Young People’s Services Committee and is the result of a collaboration of many agencies including Tusla Child and Family Agency, Office for Suicide Prevention HSE, Foróige, Comhairle na nÓg, Social Inclusion Office of Roscommon County Council, Roscommon LEADER Partnership and Second Level Schools in the County.
This initiative is aimed at making service providers, community groups and sports clubs more LGBT friendly. The initiative comprises three elements:
Strand 1: LGBT Friendly Roscommon 2017 symbol
Designed by Luke McEvoy, a secondary school student of Elphin Community College, the LGBT Friendly Roscommon 2017 symbol will help identify services and spaces as LGBT friendly. The rationale for a bespoke, Roscommon-specific, symbol is to encourage people to view issues affecting LGBT young people as locally relevant.
To download the symbol as a poster Click here.
Strand 2: Awareness Raising Workshops
A county wide programme of awareness raising workshops.
An initial programme of workshops was delivered in five locations across the county. To enquire about future workshops, contact the CYPSC Coordinator.
Strand 3: Code of Practice Template
This template sets out simple and practical steps that can help service providers, community organisations and sporting clubs to be more LGBT friendly. The template has been compiled in consultation with regional and national LGBT organisations and can be downloaded for free from www.cypsc.ie.
To download the template for a Code of Practice Click here.
Listen to a podcast of Caroline Duignan, Coordinator CYPSC Roscommon, speak with Marieclaire Grealy on Shannonside Radio about this initiative Click here.
Online Resource Library: Impact of Parental Mental Health Sub-Group
The parental Mental Health Sub-Groups of Galway and Roscommon CYPSC's have compiled on online resource library of resources relating to the mental health of parents. The Sub-Group invites amendments and additions to this document.
To view the Resource Library Click here.
To contribute to the document, please contact the CYPSC Co-ordinator.
This is Me / Seo Misa: Successful Transitioning from Pre-School to Primary School
Roscommon and Galway CYPSCs recently launched a joint initiative to support the transition of children from pre-school to primary school called “This is Me” / "Seo Misa".
The “This is Me” / "Seo Misa" booklet enables early years practitioners to record information about what a child can do by the time he or she is leaving pre-school. This precious booklet is then shared with the Junior Infant teacher whose class the child will be starting primary school in. This helps the teacher to get to know each child coming in to their class. Copies of booklet are available in English and Irish from the CYPSC Coordinator.
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