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4 Dec, 2019

Winter edition of Parent Hub Donegal newsletter

Here is the winter edition of the Parent Hub Donegal newsletter. As you are probably aware ParentStop closed at the end of November after many years of service to families in Donegal. The coordinator’s role in Parent Hub Donegal is also finishing. This position was funded through Parental Participation Seed Funding through Tusla but this […]

4 Dec, 2019

Managing Anxiety in Children

Dr. Elizabeth McQuaid, Senior Clinical Psychologist, Donegal Psychology Department Anxiety is a normal part of being human and can occur in adults and children. Some level of anxiety is perfectly normal and can actually help us to try new things or to perform better at activities. Anxiety is considered to be a problem when the […]

27 Nov, 2019

Restorative Practices Video launched by Foróige through Donegal ETB’s Peace IV funded Project

PEACE IV, RESTORATIVE PRACTICES POSTED ON 22ND NOVEMBER 2019 BY DONEGAL ETB Foróige launched a new video tonight aimed at explaining the concept of restorative practices to young people and adults. The project was completed as part of Donegal ETB’s Restorative Practices Project which successfully secured €200,000 of EU PEACE IV funding in 2018. It is supported by the […]

18 Nov, 2019

Has technology invaded your family life?

Advice that many professionals and parents request from Parents Plus in this Irish Times article with Professor John Sharry In the past 20 years the use of technology has invaded family life. Whereas previously there was only the TV to contend with, now we have the internet, video games and smart phones all interrupting family […]

30 Oct, 2019

Calling Teenagers Aged 12 – 18 years

Do you know a teenager who would be interested in exploring what citizenship means? A Youth Citizenship programme will be running in Letterkenny and Buncrana on Friday evenings 7-8:30pm from mid November (not 1st November as stated on the posters) and participants will be engaged for 26 hours as follows: 12 workshops delivered over 12 […]

24 Oct, 2019

Fifty Key Messages – parents need good social networks and self care

Connecting with other parents Connecting with parents similar to your self can be a great support. Here are some things you can do to connect with people and groups in your community: School’s Parents’ Association Get in touch with your teenager’s school’s parents’ association and think about getting involved.  It is a great way to […]

23 Oct, 2019

Fifty Key Messages – when your child or teenager won’t go to school

Sometimes young people refuse to attend school despite the best wishes of their parents. There are often underlying reasons behind the young person’s decision not to attend school and parents often feel powerless to help their child. If your child is refusing to attend school and you need support, contact us and an Educational Welfare Officer will […]

22 Oct, 2019

Fifty Key Messages – talking about anxiety

It is normal for our bodies to prepare us for challenges by giving us an increased heart rate, increased breathing rate, muscle tension, sweats, shakes and a feeling of butterflies in the stomach (this often happens when making a speech or doing an interview), this is anxiety. Anxiety is worry. It is an emotion that […]