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Month: December 2017

21 Dec, 2017

I want to avoid conflict at Christmas

It can be wonderful to have time with family over Christmas but sometimes the intensity of it creates some tensions that can be hard to deal with. If there are already other challenges within the family then the situation can be even more difficult. Here are some words of wisdom from John Sharry:- https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/health-family/i-want-to-avoid-family-conflict-over-christmas-

21 Dec, 2017

Springboard Raphoe seeks Childcare Worker for Maternity Cover

Job Advertisement Springboard family Support Project are Seeking to recruit a Childcare Worker (Maternity Cover February to August 2018) to cover the Afterschool Club. Location: Springboard Family Support Project, Castlegrove, Raphoe Co. Donegal Ph: 074 – 9173918 The Successful Candidate will have: • Relevant qualification in Childcare. Minimum Fetac Level 5. • Minimum of one years experience in […]

21 Dec, 2017

Introduction to Community Development

Introduction to Community Development Are you a woman who is interested in developing your skills to work in your community? Interested in developing and supporting services for the good of your area? An Cosán Virtual Community College (VCC’s) Introduction to Community Development course could be for you! We have a limited number of places available […]

19 Dec, 2017

Alcohol and Young People – a learning and consultation workshop

Alcohol & young people: Learning and consultation workshop on Thursday 18th January 10:00 – 12.30 venue to be confirmed The Alcohol Forum is developing a Guide for Parents and People Working with Young People and they want to hear from you! Adults can make a big difference in protecting children and giving them a healthy […]

19 Dec, 2017

Christmas songs with Lámh signing!!

Lámh is a system of sign language used to support communication for people with intellectual disabilities in Ireland. Find out more about Lámh here http://lamh.org/ There are some great Christmas songs available with Lámh sign language, performed by groups from around Ireland. Check them out here http://lamh.org/signing/l%C3%A1mh-christmas-videos

19 Dec, 2017

How can we explain that we can’t afford our children’s Christmas wishes?

Christmas can challenge our finances at the best of times but for some families it can become a real burden. Here is a piece from John Sharry, written some years ago when the recession was at its worst but unfortunately still very relevant for many families today. http://www.solutiontalk.ie/how-can-we-explain-that-we-cant-afford-our-kids-christmas-wishes/

19 Dec, 2017

I’m dreading my first Christmas as a separated dad

Christmas can be a difficult time for families when relationships have broken down. Here are some thoughts from John Sharry on how you might handle that. http://www.solutiontalk.ie/irish-times-parenting-qa-with-dr-john-sharry-dreading-first-christmas-as-a-separated-dad/   

18 Dec, 2017

Calling all parents and parents-to-be

  The HSE needs your views on antenatal classes, information booklets and a new child health website: Are you a parent or a parent-to-be? By taking part in a quick online survey, you can help improve the information provided by the HSE during pregnancy and/or your child’s early years. Parents who have been through some or […]

11 Dec, 2017

Parents Plus Children’s programme in Raphoe

The Parents Plus Children’s Programme, for parents of children aged between 6 – 11 years, will be delivered in Springboard Family Support Project Raphoe from Monday 29th January from 10:00am – 12:00pm. This programme is free to attend and the Parent’s Manual costs only €10. To book you can either contact Springboard on 074 – […]

11 Dec, 2017

Be alcohol aware this Christmas – and here’s how.

Donna Butler is the Manager of the Strengthening Families Programme run by the Alcohol Forum. As you will see, their work with families makes the Alcohol Forum a vital member of Parent Hub Donegal. Here Donna tells us a little about that work and also gives us a link to the Alcohol Forum’s  Festive Guide Here […]