November 20, 2019

CAMHS Operational Guidelines 2019

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Operational Guideline Second Edition HSE mental health services are committed to the continued development of quality mental health services for children and adolescents. In keeping with this commitment we are pleased to publish this HSE Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) Operational Guideline 2019. This Operational Guideline is based on the dedicated and consistent work of the staff of the mental health services and has been developed to provide consistency and transparency in how HSE CAMHS are delivered throughout the country. CAMHS are specialist mental health services for those aged up to 18 years, […]
November 18, 2019

HIQA- Guidance on a Human Rights- based Approach

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has today published Guidance on a Human Rights-based Approach in Health and Social Care Services. The guidance was developed in conjunction with Safeguarding Ireland, and was part-funded by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission under the Human Rights and Equality Grant Scheme 2017. The guidance offers a common language and framework to describe a human rights-based approach to care and support for adults. It is a practical and accessible resource that outlines a way of working for frontline health and social care staff to assist them to uphold human rights in their […]
November 18, 2019

Prisoners Returning Home: Prisoners and Family Reintegration

By Dr Kieran O’Dwyer, Sharron Kelliher and James Bowes. On Thursday 19th December, from 11 -1, in the Alexander Hotel, Fenian Street, Dublin 2.   This report is the result of consultation with prisoners, their families, and those working with them. It examines the extent to which families are involved in pre-release planning and resettlement and makes a number of recommendtaions about how to improve this engagement. The report will be launched by Fiona Ni Chinnéide, Executive Director of the Irish Penal Reform Trust. Please confirm your attendance by emailing Childhood Development Initiative
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 now. Link is here: 
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 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 […]