A Celebratory video of our recent collaboration with The Genesis Programme to distribute 2000 Activity packs to children
Click Here to watch a video compiled by The Genesis Programme showing strong evidence of the multi-sectoral collaboration that happened to plan, assemble, distribute and connect with 2,000 children across the county during the pandemic.
Seminar Report on Exclusions and Suspensions in Primary Schools - challenges and solutions
This half day workshop funded by Louth CYPSC focussed on good practice in relation to promoting positive behaviours in school and highlighting the evidence of how restorative practices can be used effectively in a school setting. A multi-agency group made up of tess, SCP, The Genesis Programme, CAMHS, NEPS and principals from schools in Dundalk came together to start a dialogue with primary schools on how pro-social interventions can enhance the learning experience of students. A total of 70 participants attended the initial workshop to hear inputs from Dr. Paul Downes, DCU, CAMHS, Tess, CDI Tallaght and Principals from schools who use restorative practices. A follow up seminar was planned to disemminate the feedback from the seminar and to invite stakeholders to come together to develop an action plan to adress this growing concern.
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Changing Lives Initiative- New App on ADHD for Families
The Changing Lives Initiative have launched an innovative App on ADHD to support families. The App helps families understand what ADHD is and provides practical strategies and tools for parents to use with their children. The App is particularly relevant for parents who have concerns about their child’s behaviour but are not yet sure if their child may have ADHD.
The App is also extremely useful for those working with children, in helping them understand ADHD and how they might support children who have issues with inattention, hyperactivity or impulsivity.
Download the App for free at www.changinglivesinitiative.com
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LETTERS FOR COCOONERS - LOUTH CYPSC IN COLLABORATION WITH DUNDALK CREDIT UNION AND HSE
We are delighted to announce an exciting initiative with Dundalk Credit Union and the Health Service Executive (HSE) to encourage children and young people to write letters to those who are cocooning during this Covid 19 crisis. This initiative will connect people of all ages and send notes of hope and happiness to those who need it most.We are asking you to upload this poster onto your respective web-site or your social media platforms please to promote this initiative.As Katherine Zappone, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs has said last week " Our physical world might have shrunk but our imaginations are limitless, so please keep creating, innovating and connecting to one another".Thank you for supporting this initiative and we look forward to reading the letters of reassurance and hope from our young people. We will pass them on to our older generation who are the roots that support us in life.
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Safety Cards for Parents to discuss "extraordinary events" in Children's Lives
Click here to access a card to encourage children to stay safe and calm in an event outside of their normal experience.This card was reporduced by Louth CYPSC and developed by Dublin City North CYPSC.
COVID 19 FOOD PROVISION SCHEME FOR YOUNG CHILDREN FUNDING OPPORTUNITY
Click here to access the application form for the Food Provision Scheme for Young Children aged 0-6 during the Covid-19 Crisis. Click here for the Questions and Answers document and more information about the the Food Provision Scheme.
KEY MESSAGES FOR PARENTS - INTERNET SAFETY
Tusla Louth Meath in collaboration with Louth CYPSC have developed an online safety resource that parents can use to help them talk with and keep their children safe online during COVID 19. Please click on the link above for more information.
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) RESOURCES AND POSTERS
Help prevent the spread of Corona Virus. Click here to view and download the range of resources and information that have been developed to support children, young people, families and communities in keeping safe and staying well during the COVID-19 pandemic.
ONLINE RESOURCES AND INFORMATION TO HELP SUPPORT CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE DURING COVID 19
An extensive listing of websites of services, resources and ideas to support children and young people and families during the COVID-19 pandemic.
SUPPORTING PARENTS AND FAMILIES BOOKLET BY THE GENESIS PROGRAMME
Genesis Area Based Childhood Programme knows that these are very unsettling and anxious times for parents and children alike.Through the Area Based Childhood (ABC) Programme and The Changing Lives Initiative Genesis is committed to delivering better outcomes for children, young people and families living within the Louth area. In these challenging times Genesis continues to support parents, young people and children as best it can and is endeavouring to reach out via its online platforms and through telephone contact. With this in mind, Genesis has put together a guide called Supporting Parents and Families through the Days and Weeks Ahead and hope that parents will find it a useful support while we are all social distancing to prevent the spread of the Corona Virus. The Genesis Team are fully contactable during this challenging period. Telephone 041 – 984 3333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LOUTH CHILD AND FAMILY SUPPORT NETWORK NEWSLETTER
This local newsletter provides contact details for service delivery across County Louth during the curent COVID-19 pandemic. It was produced by Louth Child and Family Support Networks with the support of Louth CYPSC.
Click here to download the 1st Edition of the newsletter (This edition is up to date as of 7th April, 2020).
Click here to download the 2nd Edition of the newsletter (This edition is up to date as of 9th April, 2020).
Click here to download the 3rd Edition of the newsletter (This edition is up to date as of 17th April, 2020).
Click here to download the 4th Edition of the newsletter (This edition is up to date as of 24th April, 2020).
Click here to download the 5th Edition of the newsletter (This edition is up to date as of 1st May 2020)
Click here to download the 6th Edition of the newsletter (This edition is up to date as of 8th May 2020)
Click here to download the 7th Edition of the newsletter (This edition is up to date as of 15th May 2020)
Click Here to download the 8th Edition of the newsletter (This edition is up to date as of 22nd May 2020)
Click here to download the 9th Edition of the newsletter (This edition is up to date as of 29th May 2020)
Click here to download the 10th Edition of the newsletter (This edition is up to date as of 12th June 2020)
Click here to download the 11th Edition of the newsletter (This edition is up to date as of 19th June 2020)
Click here to download the 12th Edition of the newsletter (This edition is up to date as of 3rd July 2020)
Louth CYPSC Children and Young People's Plans
Please click here to view the Children and Young People's Plan for 2019-2021..
Please click here to view the Children and Young People's Plan for 2012-2014.
Louth Chalk Free Play Programme
In June 2019, Louth Local Sports partnership in collaboration with Louth CYPSC launched their Louth Chalk Free Play Programme, which is a resource given to all primary schools in County Louth aimed at getting children aged 4-11 years old back outside playing chalk games. We have also created a series of videos on how to draw the chalk games and demonstrating how to play them. The videos are available to view on the Louth Sports Partnership youtube channel as a guide for parents and children.
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Louth Parenting Forum's online directory of providers of parenting programmes in the local area.
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