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.
The Faculties of Paediatrics and Public Health of the Royal College of Physicians call for urgent action to address the serious harm to the health of children experiencing homelessness and inadequate housing.
When schools have knowledge, confidence and skills to accommodate different gender identities in the classroom, young people achieve better outcomes.
Cavan Rainbow Youth were awarded the 2018 Excellence in Local Government Award for the Health and Well-being Category.
CYPSC: enhancing child and youth well-being / Feabhas a chur ar leas leanaí agus daoine óga is the title of this year's national event on the 3rd and 4th October 2018.
Wexford CYPSC and Wexford Library Service Launch “Parenting Today”: A Series of Free Talks in County Wexford Libraries in 2018.
Galway CYPSC launches plan for early years services: “Supporting our children in their early years is the best investment we can make in ensuring their future success.”
Using creative means to communicate, children explain to parents what they need to be happy and healthy when Roscommon CYPSC launched findings from their extensive consultation process with children.
An exciting new initiative called Mayo Edible Landscape Project, funded by Healthy Ireland, aims to involve local youth and community groups in informing and shaping their local environment, tackling climate change and ensuring food sustainability.
The Building a Happy Baby Campaign is an international, Unicef promoted, campaign aimed at addressing myths that circulate among parents of young babies. The Early Years Sub-group of Galway CYPSC is delighted to bring this campaign to Galway.
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.
A key finding from a Mental Health Needs Assessment, carried out by the National Youth Health Programme, was the need to support organisations, practitioners and young people access appropriate mental health services.
A new report from the Faculty of Public Health Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) calls for investment in dedicated early childhood health services and for the implementation of five key actions to strengthen the role of health services in the lives of children. One such action is to better support health sector workers to engage with inter-agency initiatives such as Children and Young People’s Services Committees.
Roscommon CYPSC recently launched an initiative to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender young people in the County. It includes a specially designed LGBT-friendly symbol for services, businesses, offices and centres to display as a sign of support.
Parents need to mind themselves so that they can mind their children. This is just one of the messages from Parenting Limerick who hosted a morning on Parental Health and Well-being in April.