The reasons for school refusal are multi-faceted and complex. On any given day in Ireland 6% of the total school going population, 60,000 children and young people, miss school.
A cavalcade of cars, of Staff and of Volunteers set off from the Bluestack Special Needs Foundation in Donegal Town to deliver sensory support gift bags to help families to cope during the COVID-19 public health restrictions.
Big inter-agency effort: 2,000 Activity Packs for children aged 4 to 12 years being distributed to support Louth families staying at home at this time.
Children and Young People's Services Committees are pleased to support the Children's Rights Alliance's newly launched Food Provision Scheme.
Seminar held to look at experiences of using the Non Violent Resistance (NVR) programme to address the complex problem of Child-to-Parent Violence.
An interagency response to support the development needs of the growing number of children living in or born in to homelessness has won a 2019 Irish Healthcare Centre Award.
Cork has launched parenting support leaflets providing practical advice to help parents support their child’s social and emotional wellbeing.
Louth CYPSC hosted the first training event in the county on the Non-Violent Resistance model (NVR).
"Explore Play Learn" an interactive, play based, showcase event for parents and their children is taking place this September in County Clare. It is one of many local events during Tusla National Child and Family Support Week.
Tusla Child and Family Agency is about to undertake its first ever national promotional campaign in print, online, on radio and outdoors to highlight the family support services it offers and funds around the country.
Wexford CYPSC and Wexford Library Service Launch “Parenting Today”: A Series of Free Talks in County Wexford Libraries in 2018.
The 'Snuggle Stories' initiative is an action under the Waterford CYPSC Family Support Sub-group. It encourages parents and children to snuggle up and get comfortable reading and rhyming together.
The newly re-designed online Wicklow Community Directory has been launched. The directory is a community-led initiative and gives information on a wide range of groups, clubs and agencies offering activities, services and supports across the whole of the county.
Dr. Geoffrey Shannon, Ireland’s Special Rapporteur on Child Protection, has applauded collaborative initiatives seeking to protect children online but says that the move toward greater cooperation between services needs to continue apace.
The Parent Hub Donegal have launched their 2017 “Make One Change” Campaign. This challenges and encourages families to make a New Year’s Resolution that improves family life.