May 26, 2020

Studio III Supporting Children, Families, and Carers Webinars

There are a number of ways in which we can  support families in crisis. Oftentimes we train families in low arousal approaches to managing behaviours which can be challenging, as well as providing clinical supports and supervisory advice. Our aim is to provide families with an intervention toolkit which can help them to implement a positive psychological framework within the home, in order to create a less stressful environment with coping strategies in place to prevent crisis situations from arising. We also support adoption services, providing advisory comments, training, support and therapeutic intervention. Our involvement in services for young people, […]
May 26, 2020

Online Postgraduate Diploma in Social Policy and Practice Trinity College

Online Postgraduate Diploma in Social Policy and Practice Shortlisted for GradIreland’s Best New Postgraduate Course of the Year Award, 2016 Applications are now open for the online Level 9 Postgraduate Diploma delivered by the School of Social Work and Social Policy at Trinity College Dublin. This course provides students from all disciplines with the opportunity to develop their understanding of the role that social policies play in shaping our societies. Students will be exposed to the arguments for developing policy interventions in areas such as social security, health and housing, and the challenges of implementing and changing policy in these […]
May 26, 2020

HIQA COVID-19 support service for the residential social care sector

HIQA has opened an Infection Prevention and Control Hub to provide advice and support to social care services as they tackle COVID-19. The Hub is available to providers and staff of nursing homes, residential centres for people with a disability, special care units and Tusla children’s residential settings. The Infection Prevention and Control Hub will provide guidance on how to prepare for and manage a COVID-19 outbreak in a residential service, and offer advice on infection prevention and control measures when caring for a resident with confirmed or suspected COVID-19. The Hub will also offer support in understanding and applying […]
May 26, 2020

BA (Hons) in Applied Social Studies (Level 8) Maynooth University

Maynooth University invites applications for the BA (Hons) in Applied Social Studies (Level 8)  for the 2020-21 academic year. This is a one-year progression programme for holders of relevant Level 7 awards, with flexible modular options. For further information see:  https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/applied-social-studies/our-courses/ba-applied-social-studies  Those interested in applying should write to: appliedsocialstudies@mu.ie Please insert BA (Applied Social Studies) in the subject line.
May 25, 2020

Reflective learning- HSCP Professional Development Network

   
May 25, 2020

The National Health & Social Care Professionals Office Update

In March 2020, the National Integrated Operations Hub (INHO) set up a Telehealth sub group to provide governance, oversight and direction to a range of work streams that were emerging in the telehealth / telemedicine area for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. A National Telehealth Steering Committee was established and has worked alongside the HSE Office of the Chief Information Officer. We are delighted that Dr. Heather Cronin has been redeployed, on a part-time basis, to represent HSCP in this important work. Heather, senior Clinical Psychologist, is the Clinical HSCP Lead for the Clinical Management System for Specialised Care […]
May 20, 2020

Social Stories on Anxiety related to Masks and Gloves

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, many people are wearing masks and gloves. This is increasingly true in light of the CDC’s recent recommendation that individuals wear masks in public. For children, this can be both confusing and scary. This social story helps you answer questions and soothe anxiety related to masks and gloves. Written by Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor Abbi Kruse, this story explains why people are wearing masks and gloves in reassuring, age-appropriate language. The PDF also includes an activity to help children understand that masks are not scary. When we feel worried ourselves, talking to children about […]
May 20, 2020

5th Edition National Disability Improvement Office Newsletter

Welcome to our 5th edition of the National Disability Quality Improvement Office newsletter. We hope that you are all keeping safe and well in these extraordinary circumstances and want to take this opportunity to commend and thank you for the amazing work that you are doing at the front line of this crisis supporting people with disabilities. We hope that this newsletter will provide you with an accessible and user-friendly means of accessing the Guidance Documents, Video and Webinar that have been developed by the National HSE Disabilities team, specific to COVID-19. As you are aware, this situation is evolving […]
May 20, 2020

Childhood Development Initiative Podcast Series Circle of Connection

CDI is thrilled to announce our first episode of podcast series “Circles of Connection” is available to now. Click here to listen https://bit.ly/2XEl4Sg. The first episode entitled “What are Restorative Practices” introduces our new “Circles of Connection” podcast series and explains all about Restorative Practices. Second episode: Click here to listen: https://audioboom.com/posts/7557073-episode-2-restorative-practices-in-the-community In this episode, Geraldine Conlon, active community leader in Tallaght West, explains how she got started with Restorative Practices and the impact it has on herself and her community. Third Episode: Click here to listen: https://audioboom.com/posts/7561147-episode-3-restorative-practices-in-family-services In this episode, Anne Desmond, Mental Health Support worker at Carrigtwohill Family Resource Centre, […]
May 20, 2020

Trauma-informed Care for Children and Families: Principles, Theory and Practical Application

This CPD module is the first university based Trauma-informed Care module available in Ireland and is now open for its second intake at: https://www.ucc.ie/en/ace-cpd1717/ following its successful pilot in January 2020. Module Outline The module introduces students to the ‘Trauma-informed Care’ approach as a response to addressing relational and developmental trauma in children and young people. The module focuses on both developing students understanding of the approach’s theoretical principles and application. The module examines the theoretical base of trauma-informed care in an accessible and applicable way with attention to the neurobiology of the stress response system, attachment trauma and resiliency […]