‘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)

WPD 2018 More Information and to Book  

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.

For more Information and to book Click Here

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”

For More Information and to Register Click Here

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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Le Chéile is a community-based volunteer mentoring and family support service, which works with young people involved in or at risk of offending, as well as their parents. La Chéile recruit train and support volunteers from local communities around Ireland.

At Conference IAIA will present Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope which is being shown in association with Irish Attachment in Action, the Irish Foster Care Association and supported by TUSLA.  IAIA will be facilitating a panel discussion on the keys themes from the film and how to build resilience in young people. There will also be a Keynote Speaker and workshops on the day.

Bookings are only for Le Chéile volunteers.

Blue Skies Clondalkin and Family Matters ABC Ballyfermot are working to develop an

Infant Health and Wellbeing Strategy to develop knowledge, skills, practice and services for the pre-birth to 3 years period development.

We will be offering training and mentoring to a range of staff and practitioners, to utilise science and evidence based practice to inform and influence our work in supporting children and families. For Further information and to book click on the link below.

Further Information and To Book

Relational Based Training

Research shows that the quality of our relationships is a key determinant of health and wellbeing outcomes.

ABLE training is based on this premise and it is designed by Ag Eisteacht to equip front line practitioners with the knowledge, skills and confidence to actively support individuals and families at times of change, challenge and / or upheaval, with a particular emphasis on supporting key familial relationships.

Click on link below for further details and booking information.

ABLE Training Further Information and Booking

The overarching theme of this exciting and motivating national conference  is that of Hope and Resilience and will focus on building Resilient, ACE Aware & Trauma Informed Communities. Free Event. For all those working with and supporting families and communities across Ireland.


Conference Flyer 28th September 2018

Accomodation & Parking Information

For registration form contact fiona.lafferty@westerntrust.hscni.net  or phone

(0044 (0) 28 71272100)

Closing date the 10th August.


Join Better Finglas ABC programme for a special free screening of this powerful film followed by a facilitated discussion with a Q and A Panel. This event is open to anyone working with parents and children in the Finglas area. Presented by Irish Attachment in Action.

To book a place email abcfinglas@barnardos.ie

Resilience Finglas Dublin

Irish Attachment in Action are holding a free public screening of the Resilience Documentary ‘The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope’ with an ‘Expert Q and A Panel’.  Everyone is welcome to come join this important conversation. The event is free but admission by ticket only.

Supported by TUSLA Family and Childcare Agency

To Register for Tickets Click Here

Directions to ILAS/Venue

Introducing Our Panel Members