Tusla launches National Child and Family Support Week 2019 in Tipperary

Events taking place from May 13th – 19th to raise awareness about Tusla support services

Tusla – Child and Family Agency has launched National Child and Family Support Week 2019 to promote and celebrate the support services that Tusla provides to parents, children, young people and communities right across Ireland.

National Child and Family Support Week 2019 will feature special public events in North Tipperary where parents and young people can find out more about services offered by Tusla.

Tusla, together with its funded partners, supports families all over Ireland by providing an accessible, safe and positive pathway through the different experiences that families encounter today. This includes early-intervention support programmes, parenting support networks, and evidence-based parenting guidance.

National Child and Family Support Week promotes awareness of supports and services that are available to young people and families through a range of nationwide events from parenting talks to family fun days.

In North Tipperary, some of the events taking place include:

14th May

-Coffee morning in Templemore at 11.00 hosted by Youth Work Ireland Tipperary

-Talk by Dr Tony Humphreys at LIT Thurles @ 7.30pm, hosted by Tusla Prevention Partnership and Family Support in conjunction with Parenting Family Support Champions.

15th May

-Talk by Joe Slattery “Parenting Adolescents with Substance Misuse” in Nenagh Arts Centre @ 11.00am hosted by Tusla Prevention Partnership and Family Support in partnership with the Community Substance Misuse Team .

16th May

-Coffee morning at Silver Arch Family Resource Centre at 11am.

Speaking about the week, PPFS Senior Manager (Fionnuala Kenny) for North Tipperary said:

“We are delighted to be taking part in National Child and Family Support week once again, giving us the opportunity to showcase some of the services we offer to families and let people know how they can engage with these supports. We encourage people to attend the events in their local areas and learn about the services and support that are available from local agencies and Tusla.”

Pat Smyth, Interim CEO, Tusla, said, “Tusla is proactively supporting Ireland’s families through a range of specialist services and funded partners in communities across the country. Children and families are most likely to do well if they are provided with appropriate support in a timely fashion. Our PPFS programme works with families to resolve problems at an early stage in order to improve outcomes for children, young people and families. If a child or family needs support, Tusla is there to provide assistance. Tusla National Child and Family Support Week provides us with a unique opportunity to create further awareness of the range of supports that are available to families in Ireland.”

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