Clinical psychologist David Coleman.
Tusla-Child and Family Agency has launched its first ever national promotional drive to highlight the range of services it provides as part of its Prevention, Partnership and Family Support programme.
Tusla National Child and Family Support Week will feature special public events across Louth and Meath and will be backed up by a national and regional advertising campaign across media platforms.
Tusla provides extensive support services to assist all parents, children, and young people as part of its PPFS programme. This programme aims to stop problems experienced by families from getting worse, or from developing into a crisis.
Tusla National Child and Family Support Week aims to create widespread public awareness of Tusla’s high-quality PPFS programme, leading to increased engagement with its services by families, parents and children.
From September 17th – 23rd, team members will be running information stands at a number of locations around the two counties including Scotch Hall Shopping Centre on Wednesday the 19th from 1.00-5.00pm to inform any members of the public interested in learning more about Tusla-run family support services in the area.
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An array of leaflets will be available and one of our team will be on hand for a friendly face to face chat. (Also, keep an eye out for display stands in your local library for the duration of the week.
Speaking ahead of Tusla National Child and Family Support Week clinical psychologist David Coleman stated: “I’ve been working in clinical practice with children, teenagers and their families for over 20 years and have consistently seen that preventative help for parents and children is always better than having to respond in a crisis.
“I’ve been jointly involved with Tusla services with some of my clients over the years, and I’ve seen, first hand, the high level of support that Tusla and the Family Resource Centre network can offer. If it ‘takes a village to raise a child’, then Tusla can help families to connect in with their ‘village’, accessing those vital community and parenting supports.”
Sandra Stafford of Tusla Louth/Meath welcomed the opportunity to raise awareness of the work of Tusla PPFS across Louth and Meath as part of Tusla National Child and Family Support Week.
“During the week there will be events to showcase what is on offer to parents, children and young people in their local area” she said.
“Promoting Meitheal, the Tusla-led early intervention national practice model, is key along with the www.parenting24seven.ie website.
“We want families to know where to go to access help and support .We will be on hand in local shopping centres and services during the week. We invite families to our stands to speak with us, take leaflets and give feedback."