November 4, 2019

Barnardos Online Safety Programme

‘Are you an experienced facilitator with children and parents groups or have you worked on programmes in a school setting? Apply to join Barnardos trainer panel for the Online Safety Programme supported by Google.org now. Link is here: https://www.activelink.ie/content/vacancies/children-youth/47599 
November 4, 2019

START Campaign is now Live

The new phase of the START campaign is now live, the HSE, safefood and Healthy Ireland are asking HSE staff who are parents to get involved by offering healthy snacks and cutting down on giving unhealthy treats to children. The START campaign incorporates various media such as TV, radio, cinema, outdoor, social and digital advertising. Click here for Information on the campaign including the new tv advertisement The campaign aims to support to parents to say “no” to treats. This may mean being the bad guy in their children’s eyes in the short term. But overall they will be making […]
November 4, 2019

“A Safer Future Together” – Celebrating 30th Years of working with men and their partners

“A Safer Future Together” Celebrating 30th Years of working with men and their partners 29th November 2019 Athlone Springs Hotel, Athlone MOVE Ireland is the largest provider of perpetrator programmes for Men who are abusive in their intimate relationships. As part of our 30 years celebration, we are holding an international conference on Domestic Violence. The Conference will look at the impact of Domestic Violence on Women and Children and hear about the critically important role that perpetrator programmes play in challenging Men’s abusive behaviour and promoting the safety and welfare of Women and Children. MOVE Ireland believes passionately in […]
November 4, 2019

The National HSCP Speed Networking Event

When: Wednesday 27th November 2019 Where: Tutorial Room 1, Education Centre, Scott Building, Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore Time: 10am – 1pm (Light Lunch Provided) An opportunity to develop research relationships between clinicians, managers and academics/researchers. Supported by the Health and Social Care Professions Office What is speed networking? Speed networking (like its dating equivalent) is an opportunity for those interested in research in particular settings to meet people with shared interests. It provides an initial opportunity to make contacts that could develop into further discussions and opportunities for collaboration. How will the event be structured? We are inviting two groups […]
October 30, 2019

This week in Our Health Service: The National HSCP Office

Music Therapist Catherine Sweeney Brown has taken up a one year residence in University Hospital Waterford with her audience and benefactors the babies in the Neonatal and Special Care Baby Unit. One mum whose baby received several music therapy sessions during his two week stay in hospital says, “It’s wonderful – it calms the baby and it calms the mother. When there’s music on the ward the staff are more relaxed, it’s like everyone can breathe.” Read the full story here Read more stories from Our Health Service here Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter – search for and use […]
October 30, 2019

An Introduction to Functional Vision- ChildVision

Workshop: An Introduction to Functional Vision Tuesday 19th November 2019, 11am to 1pm, The Conference Centre ChildVision, Grace Park Road, Drumcondra, Dublin D09 WK0H This two hour workshop will include an explanation of the key concepts and ideas and an opportunity to test out the ideas presented in practice exercises. Dr Olga Overbury will cover the following components • distinguishing between visual function and functional vision • evaluating functional vision by interview • evaluating functional vision by observation • evaluating functional vision by testing • reporting on functional vision Dr. Overbury received her doctorate in Experimental Psychology from Concordia University […]
October 30, 2019

Childhood Development Initiative Logic Model Training

Logic Model Training scheduled as part of CDI’s Quality Services, Better Outcomes training series! CDI is delighted to announce dates for the next round of logic model training: Friday 1st and Friday 8th November, 2019. How do I sign up? See  https://www.cdi.ie/training-consultancy/training-qsbo/ to sign up and find out more information What is the QSBO? CDI has identified eight elements that are fundamental to designing, delivering and sustaining quality interventions. Together these elements form the QSBO framework. Each element has a dedicated training course which combines practical experience and examples from CDI’s work, with up-to-date theory from Implementation Science.  Who is […]
October 30, 2019

Latest Occupational Safety and Health Newsletter

Click here for the 16th issue of the Occupational Safety and Health Newsletter. Here you will find the latest information, guidance and support in the area of Occupational Safety and Health for Healthcare. This Edition includes: · Plans for Manual Handling Training Process · European Safety Week · Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) · Occupational Hygiene Monitoring · Ergonomic Tips To Improve Your Workstation Click here to access the Health and Safety Helpdesk portal for health and safety support · The Health and Safety Helpdesk portal is available 24/7 to all Employees. · Use the helpdesk to log your request for […]
October 18, 2019

The Importance of Play Joanna Fortune

Family Resource Upcoming Event. Friday, October 25th (10.30 – 12.30) The Importance of Play This talk will be on the importance of developmental play for children of all abilities.  Joanna will introduce the stages of developmental play and why they matter, what kind of play meets these developmental needs in children of special needs and will highlight her 15 minute play per day system (from my book 15 minute parenting – the quick and easy way to connect with your child).  All participants will leave with some handouts with the main points and some practical play techniques they can start […]
October 15, 2019

Call for Events – We need YOU this World Children’s Day!

World Children’s Day takes place on the 20th of November 2019. This is a day to celebrate childhood and the rights of all children. The theme for this years’ celebration is ‘Being Your Best Self’. We appreciate how much you and your ABC contribute to the local community and if you like to get involved in World Children’s Day: You might like to organise and hold a party or event on the days leading up to, and including, World Children’s Day. These events can be small or big, and can take any format you like. The important part is that we mark this special […]