As practitioners we are told to self-care, to be resilient, as if there’s something wrong with us when we’re affected by our work. Secondary trauma should be seen in the context of the organisational systems it exists in. Doing this will improve the wellbeing of the workforce, so they can improve the wellbeing of the communities they work with.

Date: Thursday 15th November 2018

Time: 10am-4.30pm

Venue :La Mon Hotel & Country Club, 41 Gransha Road, Belfast.

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Irish Foster Care Association Conferences are great events and highly commended by IAIA members. They are wonderfully inclusive with programs for Children, Teenagers, Families, Carers and Professionals. This year’s conference theme is ‘Fostering Stability’. There will be 29 workshops over three days with a separate children and young people’s programme. The conference brings together all those with an interest in foster care. This years conference will offer scope to explore how the system can better support stability for children in foster care and look at many aspects of practice and policy of relevance to this theme

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Parent Child Attachment Play; This is a gentle play-based approach aimed at improving the attachment quality of the parent-child relationship using attachment mechanisms and child-oriented play with parents/carers and their children aged 3-15+ years.

Venue: Flannerys Hotel, Renmore, Galway.

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Post Adoption Service – Expansion

In partnership with Tusla, our service is significantly being expanded to provide a national service with new centres in Cork and Galway. We are recruiting for the following 5 positions.

Occasional evening work will be required in the Project Worker positions. Project Workers are expected to travel if families are not in a position to attend the Post Adoption Centres and so must have the flexibility to travel in line with the needs of the work (full driving licence and access to the use of a suitably insured vehicle required).

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‘With One in Ten babies born prematurely world wide’; Irish Neonatal Health Alliance  are hosting an exciting morning event to celebrate World Prematurity Day 2018 in raising awareness of the global burden of preterm birth and making a difference for preterm infants. Click on the link below for further information and to book. (Free Event)

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From one of our associates: ‘Connected for Life’ has been delivering training for organisations and groups in N Ireland on ACEs and Resilience for a number of years. We have developed this training in response to requests from individuals who are interested in the training, but have not been able to access organisational training.

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We know that good mental health begins early in life, and is particularly influenced by our relationships with our primary caregivers. This relationship between parent and child is referred to as an attachment.

Sometimes this attachment can be secure and healthy, but for around 30% of the population, their attachment is insecure and can lead to mental health difficulties later in life. Event hosted by ‘The British Psychological Society, NI”

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Circle of Security LogoCircle of Security has established a parenting reflection program offering core components of the evidence based and internationally acclaimed COS protocol. This 4-day seminar trains professionals to use an eight chapter DVD to reflect with parents and caregivers  on examples of secure and problematic parent/child interaction and healthy options in care giving. Further details and how to register click on the link below. Hosted by our colleaugues at Young Ballymun, Dublin.

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